Issue details

Procurement Housing Related Support Services

Following the decision to reduce expenditure on Housing Related Support (HRS), the council has been working with the district and borough councils as part of a task and finish group to identify a way of ensuring that services are still able to meet the needs of vulnerable people.

 

Services considered high priority for continued investment were re-procured on the 1st October 2019. 

 

In addition, the three accommodation based ‘Resettlement’ services identified as a medium priority for continued investment were extended for 6 months to 30th September 2020 to allow time to maximise the funding opportunities available. The Council’s district and borough council partners have agreed to match fund our investment in each area, thus making the procurement of the remodelled services viable with a combined budget of £700,000 pa.

 

Due to the COVID-19 crisis these three contracts are being extended for a further 6 months to 31st March 2021.  These extensions will be co-funded by our district and borough council partners.

 

This report seeks approval to commence a competitive tender for these jointly funded services commencing in October 2020, with new contracts start dates of 1st April 2021. The contracts will have an initial term of 2 years with the option to extend for up to a further 2 years.

 

 

 

 

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

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) alan.adams@westsussex.gov.uk

Lead director: Interim Executive Director Adults and Health

Contact: Sarah L Leppard, Senior Contracts Officer, People Services Email: sarah.l.leppard@westsussex.gov.uk Tel: 0330 022 23774.

Consultation process

Consultation:

·         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

Decisions

Background papers

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