Decision details

Community Based Social Support AH2 19/20

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adults and Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report seeks to begin a procurement process in June 2019 leading to the award of contracts for the provision of community based social support for people with lifelong disabilities, autism and/or complex needs.

The current contractual arrangements expire on 31st March 2020 and have a combined value of £1.2m per annum.


The Council is the lead commissioner of adult learning disability (LD) services under the terms of a Section 75 agreement between the Council and the three West Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).  For 2019-20 the LD pooled budget is £100m, of which the Council funds 81.45% and West Sussex CCGs fund 18.55%.


The Cabinet Member for Adults and Health has approved:


1)   the commencement of a competitive procurement exercise to secure the community based social support services specified in Section 2 of this report;


2)   the new contracts will commence on 1st April 2020 for a period of 3 years with the option to extend for a further 4 further years to a maximum period of 7 years; and


3)   the delegation of authority to the Director of Adults’ Services to award the contracts to the successful bidder(s).


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 30/04/2019

Date of decision: 30/04/2019

Effective from: 13/05/2019

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