Issue details

Extension of the Dynamic Purchasing System for Children's Placements and Other Support Services

In March 2019 the Director of Children and Family Services approved the Contract Award of a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to facilitate the purchase of Children’s Placements and Other Support Services (CPOSS). This enables the sourcing of services such as residential care, independent foster services and educational placements (decision OKD27(18/19) refers).

 

The DPS was procured with an initial contract period of 3 years with the option to extend for up to a further 4 years.  The initial contract period is due to conclude at the end of February 2022 and it is proposed to take up the option of extending the DPS for two years. 

 

The Executive Director Children, Young People and Learning will be asked to approve the extension of the DPS for 2 years from March 2022.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 21/10/2021

Decision due: January 2022 by Executive Director Children, Young People and Learning

Lead member: Lucy Butler, Executive Director Children, Young People and Learning lucy.butler@westsussex.gov.uk

Lead director: Lucy Butler

Contact: Martin Cross, Children's Contracts and Commissioning Manager Email: martin.cross@westsussex.gov.uk Tel: 0330 222 3795, Charlotte Smith, SEND Commissioning and Contracts Manager Email: charlotte.smith@westsussex.gov.uk Tel: 033 022 2754.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Executive Director Children, Young People and Learning, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.

Consultees

Procurement

Legal

Finance

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

Background papers