Decision details

Housing Related Support Award of Contract (Lot 1) OKD63 (20/21)

Decision Maker: Executive Director Adults and Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


In December 2018  the decision was made (report ref: AH11 18/19) to reduce expenditure on Housing Related Support to £2.3million by 2020/21. The reduction was to be implemented over the financial year 2019/20, allowing time to remodel services and explore impact mitigation with providers, District & Borough Councils and other partner organisations, ensuring that services are still able to meet the needs of vulnerable people.


In accordance with the Key Decision  taken on 14 August 2020 (Report ref: OKD26 (20/21)  a procurement exercise is being undertaken to replace the contracts for 3 Housing Related Support Services which expire on 31st March 2021 and contribute to the fulfilment of West Sussex County Council objectives for Best start in life, a Strong, Safe And Sustainable Place and Independence for Later Life.


The Executive Director Adults and Health has awarded the contract(s) to the successful bidders in January 2021 for Lots 2 -6 (Report ref: OKD58 20/21). All contracts will commence on 1 April 2021. The contract(s) will have an initial term of 2 years with the option to extend for up to a further 2 years.


The contract award for Lot 1: Adur & Worthing was delayed allowing Adur & Worthing Councils time to complete necessary internal governance processes. These processes are now complete and so this report is regarding the award of contract for Lot 1. 



The Executive Director for Adults and Health has approved the award of a contract to the following Supplier:


Lot 1: Adur and Worthing: Southdown Housing Association


The service will commence from 1st April 2021 with a two-year initial period to 31st March 2023, with the option to extend for a further 2 years.


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Publication date: 26/02/2021

Date of decision: 26/02/2021

Effective from: 10/03/2021

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