NYCC Approved Provider Lists for Adult Social Care

This webpage brings together useful information for organisations who are applying to be on North Yorkshire County Council’s Approved Provider Lists for Adult Social Care (2022-2027).


We intend to evaluate applications to join the Approved Provider Lists for adult social care every three months unless in exceptional circumstances such as in the event of market failure or insufficient capacity in the market. The closing dates for the application windows in 2024 are as follows:

31st January 2024

30th April 2024

31st July 2024

31st October 2024

Go4Growth support will continue to be available to providers in the lead up to future application windows.


You can access the opportunity **here**. 



We will keep this page updated with information, so please save this link and check back for more information and resources.


What will the new Approved Provider Lists cover?

The new APLs will cover the following services:

  • Nursing & Residential
  • Home Based Support
  • Supported Living
  • Community Based Support


What support is available?

Go4Growth is working alongside North Yorkshire County Council to provide organisations with resources and support around the application process, YorTender portal and non-technical questions.

Go4Growth is providing support to NYCC to enable us to be open for business to all. Go4Growth’s support is available to all organisations of all sizes who are interested in applying to be part of the APLs, including organisations who are part of the existing lists.

In addition to the support Go4Growth are providing to NYCC as part of the APL procurement exercise, Go4Growth also a have a range of resources to support small businesses and VCSE organisations, including an action planning tool to support organisations looking to win new business with the public sector. You can find the tool here

Please find below information about resources and events which you may find useful in preparing to apply to join the new APLs.

Please note, Go4Growth is unable to advise on any technical queries or queries related to the specifications themselves.  If you have a non-process question, please check the answers to clarification questions on YorTender and FAQsIf your query is preventing you submitting your application please contact us via the messaging facility in Yortender.

Existing providers are welcome to raise questions at the weekly Care Connected sessions and these will be followed up with the appropriate teams.

The Independent Care Group (ICG) is also happy to talk to providers who have questions they do not feel they can ask Go4Growth or NYCC Procurement. NYCC is providing free ICG membership to all providers in North Yorkshire until March 2023. To become a member, click here to download and complete the membership form


Drop-in sessions

Go4Growth hosted drop in sessions for providers to take any process-related questions and to try support providers both before and throughout the competition. These drop-ins have now finished but you can view recordings of previous drop-ins on the Go4Growth YouTube channel


Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to frequently asked questions here


Webinar Recordings

An introduction to Approved Provider Lists for VCSE Organisations, hosted by Go4Growth and North Yorkshire County Council

This webinar provides an introduction to Approved Provider Lists and covers:

• What an Approved Provider List is

• How NYCC purchase care from Approved Provider Lists

• What organisations will need to submit as part of the process

• What the different categories of list are

• Signposting to further information and resources to support the application process

• Information about future webinars and support sessions.

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North Yorkshire County Council - Approved Providers List Procurement Processes webinar

This webinar by Go4Growth provides support on all processes relating to the procurement including how to register for the new YorTender System, how to search for the opportunity, how to express interest and retrieve the relevant bid documents.

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Service Specific Webinars

These webinars will take a closer look at the services the Council intends to commission through each of the four new Approved Provider Lists.

In particular, the webinars will summarise the key overarching changes being brought in by the new Approved Provider Lists for Adult Social Care for providers, as well as the key changes to the service specification and contractual terms for this specific list.

There will also be a brief introduction to PAMMS and the Quality Pathway, which will be introduced in line with the new Approved Provider Lists.


Home-based Support

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Residential and Nursing Care

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Supported Living

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Community-Based Support

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NYCC Approved Provider Lists Procurement - Application Form

Go4Growth and North Yorkshire County Council provide for a step-by-step guide to the quality section in the application form for the upcoming Approved Provider List (APL) Procurement for Adult Social Care

There is also a high level run through of the pricing section and how to complete the pricing documents.

Click here to watch


Quality Questions 

You must achieve a minimum of 60% across all of the scored quality questions to be accepted onto the new APLs. It is therefore vital that you read, understand and provide full answers to these questions.

Go4Growth has created two videos on completing the quality questions, including how to structure answers and common pitfalls to avoid. You can watch them here and here.


An Introduction to the Provider Portal

This webinar provides a high-level introductory overview of the Provider Portal, which will be used for processing service delivery information for contracts under the Approved Provider Lists, from early 2023.

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Useful videos

How to register on YORTender – EU Supply

The first step in applying to be on an Approved Provider List is registering on YORTender. You can do this at any time. You do not need to wait until the Tender is launched to register. This step-by-step video shows you how to register.


Setting up Tender Alerts in YORTender—EU Supply

Once you have registered on YORTender, you can set up alerts to be notified when tenders are published for topics that interest you. This video shows you how.


Expressions of Interest

Once a tender is live, the next step is to submit an expression of interest. This video shows you how


How to use Contracts Finder


How to use Find a Tender Service


Videos on the Application Form

Please note that the published application form has some slight differences from the one shown in the videos, so please do not be concerned if you notice some minor variations.

Part 1 of the application form


Part 2 of the application form (mandatory and discretionary exclusions)


Part 3 of the application form


Part 4 of the application form


Parts 5 and 6 of the application form