Issue details

Award of Block Contracts for Residential Care and Support Services

The 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. 

 

As a separate key decision process the Cabinet Member for Adults and Health will be asked to approve the commencement of a procurement of residential based care and support services.  As part of the approval the Cabinet Member will be asked to delegate authority to the Interim Executive Director Adults and Health to award the contracts.

 

Following receipt of this approval from the Cabinet Member the Interim Executive Director Adults and Health will be asked to approve the award of contracts for residential based care and support services.

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: November 2020 by Interim Executive Director Adults and Health

Lead member: Alan Adams, Interim Executive Director for Adults & Health (DASS) alan.adams@westsussex.gov.uk

Lead director: Alan Adams

Contact: Juliette Garrett, Senior Commissioning Manager (Adults) Email: juliette.garrett@westsussex,gov.uk Tel: 033 022 223748.

Consultation process

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

Consultees

Cabinet Member for Adults and Health

Director of Law and Assurance

Director of Finance and Support Services

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050

West Sussex Plan Priority: Independence in Later Life

Background papers

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