Issue details

Residential Care and Support Services Block Contracts Procurement

The County Council commissions a range of services to provide care and support to people with assessed eligible social care needs on a residential basis. The majority of these arrangements are made on an individual spot purchase basis to a high number of providers. The Council is facing increasing challenges in securing adequate provision of suitable services across the county.


To provide an assurance of capacity, a number of block contracts shall be proposed to be developed to secure residential based care and support services in key locations across West Sussex to respond to local demand. The development of block contracts will also support service providers by providing an assurance of income whilst allowing the Council to seek financial best value. 


The Cabinet Member for Adults and Health will be asked to approve the plan for residential based care and support services and the procurement of a number of services. The Cabinet Member will also be asked to delegate the authority for award of contracts to the Interim Executive Director Adults and Health.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/08/2020

Decision due: May 2021 by Cabinet Member for Adults and Health

Lead member: Councillor Amanda Jupp

Contact: Juliette Garrett, Senior Commissioning Manager (Adults) Email: juliette.garrett@westsussex, Tel: 033 022 23748.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Cabinet Member for Adults and Health via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.


Interim Executive Director Adults and Health

Director of Law and Assurance

Director of Finance and Support Services

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050

Background3: Independence in Later Life

Background papers

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