Issue details

Procurement of a framework for urgent and specialist support for children and young people

The Council has experienced a high volume of requests for specialist care and support for children and young people at short notice and often in emergency situations. Services are currently procured from individual specialist staffing agencies as required. No existing framework or dynamic purchasing system (DPS) is able to meet the needs of these vulnerable children due to the specialist services required and the notice periods given.

 

The Cabinet Member for Children and Young People will be asked to approve the procurement of a framework for the provision of urgent and specialist support for children and young people and to approve the delegation of authority to the Executive Director of Children, Young People and Learning to award to the framework.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/07/2021

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

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

Contact: Stephen Humphries, Children's Contracts and Commissioning Manager Email: stephen.humphries@westsussex.gov.uk.

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.

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 2253

Background papers

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