Issue details

Award of Places on the Framework for Therapeutic Services for Children and Young People

Arising from the Council’s statutory obligations under The Children Act 1989, the County Council provides therapeutic assessments and therapeutic interventions for children and young people. This includes the provision of therapies from different disciplines for example psychotherapy, occupational therapy and play therapy.

 

In February 2022, the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People approved the commencement of a procurement process for a new Open Framework for Therapeutic Services, (decision CYP05 (21/22) refers).

As part of the decision the Cabinet Member also delegated authority to the Director of Children, Young People and Learning to award places on the Framework, and any subsequent award relating to these contracting arrangements, for the initial period and further extension periods as necessary.

 

The procurement has been concluded and the Director of Children, Young People and Learning will be asked to award the contracts to providers that meet the criteria and standards required to join the Framework.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/04/2022

Decision due: August 2022 by Director of Children, Young People and Learning

Lead member: Director of Children, Young People and Learning

Lead director: Lucy Butler

Contact: Charlotte Brackley, Senior Contracts Officer Email: charlotte.brackley@westussex.gov.uk Tel: 033 022 22006.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the 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.

Consultees

Procurement

Legal

Finance

Democratic Services Contact: Wendy Saunders Tel: 033 022 22553

Decisions

Background papers