Issue details

Extra Care Housing Award of Contracts

Extra care housing provides specialist accommodation to adults primarily over the age of 55 years who require adapted properties and have eligible care and support needs as assessed in line with the Care Act 2014. The schemes provide individual adapted apartments, communal areas, a restaurant and an onsite care team. Extra care housing is enabling residents of West Sussex to remain independent within their communities and provides an alternative option to residential care.


In 2017, Following a key decision by the Cabinet Member for Adults Services, (Report Ref: ASCH916-17) the Council set up a new dynamic purchasing system (DPS) framework for extra care housing. The DPS allows the Council to approve and add new appropriately qualified care providers to the framework at any time. All providers on the DPS will meet core requirements. When new schemes are developed or there is a need for a change of care provider in an existing scheme, the DPS will be used to source the care provision. In May 2020 (Report Ref:AH03 20/21 and OKD52 20/21) extended the Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to 30 September 2025. The Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) notice in relation to the extension states 30 September 2025. 


The Cabinet Member for Adults Services delegated theauthority for the award of contract and any subsequent awards within the agreed DPS Framework to the Director of Adults and Health.


Following a mini competition under the WSCC Extra Care Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Care and Support in Extra Care Housing, the  Director of Adults and Health will award the contract(s) to the successful bidder(s).


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 08/12/2021

Decision due: May 2022 by Director of Adults and Health

Lead member: Director of Adults and Health

Lead director: Keith Hinkley

Contact: Carrie Anderson, Extra Care Lead Email: Tel: 0330 022 22996.

Consultation process

Representations can be made via the officer contact by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due.


Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050


Background papers

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