Issue details

Award of places on the Framework - Urgent and Specialist Support for Children and Young People

In November 2021 the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People approved the commencement of a procurement to establish a framework of providers to enable the Council to source urgent and specialist support for vulnerable children and young people in emergency situations at short notice periods and often the same day (decision CYP03(21/22) refers).


The procurement exercise has been completed, tenders evaluated and the Council is now in a position to award a place on the Framework to the successful provider. Provision remains to enable other providers to seek and gain a place on the Framework on the same terms. There will be no guaranteed spend through the framework, but the estimated spend over the maximum life of the framework (4+4 years) is £8.5m.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/12/2021

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

Lead member: Lucy Butler, Director of Children, Young People and Learning

Lead director: Lucy Butler

Contact: Stephen Humphries, Children's Contracts and Commissioning Manager Email:

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Executive Director of Children, Young People and Learning, 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 22553