Decision details

Contract Award - Appointment of Providers to deliver housing related support and accommodation for 16-25 year olds

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Following consideration of the officer report, appendices and discussion, the Executive:


-       Approved the award of a 5-year contract for the appointment of suppliers to deliver housing related support and accommodation for 16 to 25 year olds, based on the most advantageous tender, to the proposed suppliers (as per the confidential evaluation report (Appendix B), commencing on 1 April 2024.  


Lot Number  

Support Level 

Awarded Suppliers (see Appendix B for details) 

Lot 1– Supported Accommodation for 16-25 year old children in care and care leavers, including Emergency accommodation 

Lot 1A 


Bidder O / Bidder D 

Lot 1B 


Bidder O / Bidder D 

Lot 2 – Supported Accommodation for 18-25 year olds who are homeless, eligible and reason to believe in priority need, including Emergency accommodation 

Lot 2A 


Bidder O / Bidder D 

Lot 2B 


Bidder O / Bidder D 

Lot 2C 


Bidder O / Bidder D 

Lot 2D 


Bidder O / Bidder D 



-        Agreed to delegate authority to the Executive Director for Children and Family Services and the Executive Director for Community Services in consultation with the relevant Lead Members to evaluate and take a further decision on the two 2-year extension options at the appropriate time. 


-        Approved the set up and operation of a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to provide further anticipated beds, as and when required. This would entail the set-up of the system itself, the approval of providers to join the DPS through a Selection process and the ongoing award of call-of contracts through the system. The maximum spend over the term of the DPS would be £100,000,000. The term would be 10 years commencing on 01/04/2024. 


-        Agreed the case for applying the exempt information provision as set out in the Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 12A and therefore to treat the confidential Appendix B in confidence, as it contained commercially sensitive information, and as the case for the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing that information. 


ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report


REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

Publication date: 05/10/2023

Date of decision: 04/10/2023

Decided at meeting: 04/10/2023 - Executive

Effective from: 13/10/2023

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