Issue details

Procurement of a Framework Agreement for Family and Community Support for Children and Young People with SEND

The County Council has a statutory duty to provide a range of services to assist parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities and complex needs in ensuring appropriate and effective provision for the child or young person in their care. Where these needs impact significantly on daily life, it can be necessary to commission specialist support and care provision.  These services are currently commissioned through the Supported Living and Family Support Services Framework (SLFSSF), which ends on 31st July 2021.

 

In order to ensure the continuation of services on conclusion of the existing Framework this report seeks approval to commence a procurement for the provision of Family and Community Support Services for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

 

This will be achieved through the establishment of a new Framework Agreement for Family and Community Support (FACS) for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities. The projected maximum cost of the Framework over its maximum length (8 years) is £4.3 million (based on the current spend with an estimated annual uplift of 2%).

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/12/2020

Decision due: February 2021 by Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

Lead member: Councillor Jacquie Russell jacquie.russell@westsussex.gov.uk

Contact: Philip Slater, Senior Contracts Officer (SEND) Email: philip.slater@westsussex.gov.uk Tel: 03302 223766.

Consultation process

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

Consultees

Consulting with the market – current and potential providers,

Legal

Finance

Procurement

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

Background3: Best Start in Life

Decisions

Background papers

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