Issue details

Procurement Housing Related Support Services


The current housing related support contractual arrangements from the 1st October 2019 were approved by the Executive Director of Adults and Health (Decision Ref: OKD13 19/20).   


The services were recommissioned based on a revised financial envelope and were prioritised as green, amber and red, based on a strategic fit to the Council’s priorities.


Amber services, listed within report OKD13/1920, have been remodelled and recommissioned.  This commissioning is based on the outcome of a partnership task and finish working group, which included representatives from the County Council and the District and Borough councils. In September 2019, the District and Borough partners committed to co-fund the services from 1st October 2020. 


The extension of contracts for Amber Priority services were agreed until 31st March 2020. Following this the Director of Law and Assurance has agreed a Single Tender Waiver for 3 ‘Amber’ Housing Related Support services with contracts to commence 1st April 2020 for a period of 6 months only. These short term single tenders will enable the council to run a full competitive tender, in partnership with District and Borough colleagues, as agreed by the Executive Director of Adults and Health (Decision Ref: OKD13 19/20) starting in March 2020, with new contracts starting on 1st October 2020. For this there will be a West Sussex County Council financial envelope of £350k per annum.  This equates to £50k per District and Borough area.  This funding will be matched by the relevant District or Borough Council.


The Interim Executive Director Adults and Health (DASS) will be asked to approve the commencement of a Procurement for Housing Related Support Services in West Sussex. The tender will be divided into 6 lots:


  • Adur/Worthing – Indicative Contract Value = £200,000 per annum
  • Chichester - Indicative Contract Value = £100,000 per annum
  • Crawley - Indicative Contract Value = £100,000 per annum
  • Horsham - Indicative Contract Value = £100,000 per annum
  • Mid Sussex – Indicative Contract Value = £100,000 per annum
  • Arun – Indicative Contract Value = £100,000 per annum


In Adur/Worthing, Chichester, Crawley and Horsham, the services will be based on a floating support model and will be tenure neutral. In Mid Sussex and Arun, the service will be mainly accommodation based and bidders must be able to provide at least 10 units of accommodation.




Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: For Determination

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/02/2020

Decision due: August 2020 by Interim Executive Director Adults and Health

Lead member: Alan Adams, Interim Executive Director for Adults & Health (DASS)

Lead director: Interim Executive Director Adults and Health

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

Consultation process


·         Partnership task and finish group including district and borough council representatives

·         Health and Adult Social Care Scrutiny Committee – 12 June 2019


Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Executive Director Adults and Health, via the officer contact.


Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel:0330 022 26050

West Sussex Plan Priority: A Strong, Safe and Sustainable Place

Background papers

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