Issue details

Provision of Domestic Abuse Housing Support Services in West Sussex (Lot 2 South)

A decision to provide Domestic Abuse Housing Support Services in West Sussex was published in the Forward Plan on 3 March 2024. The contracted services will provide support and accommodation to those fleeing Domestic Abuse in West Sussex.


Following feedback from contract bidders that had expressed an interest, the tender was split into 2 Lots – North and South. This meant that the accommodation requirement for each lot was reduced to 8 units. It was also agreed to allow bidders at least 6 weeks from the publication of the tender notice to the bid deadline to give time to source accommodation. The procured services will accommodate and support customers in dispersed units rather than in traditional refuge style. The services will accommodate and support those that historically have not been able to access refuge services. These include those with older male children, women with additional support needs such as mental health issues, larger families and men experiencing domestic abuse.


The contract for Lot 1 North has been awarded (OKD49 (23/24) refers) and so this decision remains in the forward plan to ask the Assistant Director of Communities to award the contract for Lot 2 South to the bidder that provides the most economically advantageous tender.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and affects more than 1 division;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 27/02/2024

Decision due: July 2024 by Assistant Director (Communities) (Emily King)

Lead member: Emily King, Assistant Director (Communities)

Contact: Sarah L Leppard, Senior Contracts Officer, People Services Email: Tel: 0330 022 23774.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made via the officer contact.

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050

Background papers

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