Croydon Council is leading the procurement for the South London Commissioning Programme (SLCP) Children Looked After Project. The SLCP Children Looked After Project is a sub-regional partnership between the London Boroughs of Bexley, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Southwark and Sutton.
Croydon Council is seeking to enter into agreement with multiple providers under the Light Touch Regime rules of the PCRs 2015 for the delivery of residential and independent fostering agency (IFA) provision for children and young people aged 0 – 18 years.
The multi-provider agreement will be known as an Approved Provider Panel Agreement (APPA). The APPA would be for a period of 8 years (3years + 2years + 2years + 1year) The APPA will be accessed initially by the London Boroughs of Bexley, Croydon, Greenwich, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Southwark and Sutton for residential and IFA provision as required.
The services to be procured under the APPA have been categorised into Lot 1: Residential Child Care Provision [Sub-Lots: Standard and Specialist] and Lot 2: Independent Fostering Agency Provision [Sub-Lots: Standard, Specialist and Emergency]. Applicants have the option to bid for Lot 1, Lot 2 or both.
In time, the APPA may be accessed by the London Boroughs of Bromley, Richmond, Wandsworth and Kingston.