Decision details

Award of DPS for Health and Social Care Services - DPS 3 Lot 3 - Independent Living Services

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People & Learning

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


As set out in the Part A report.


RESOLVED: To approve


1.     The establishment of, and initial appointment of suppliers listed in Part B of this report to, DPS 3 Lot 3 (Young People’s Services) of the Adult and Young People Social Care DPS for a period of five years with an extension option for five subsequent periods each of one year, the spend levels would be:


·        £80m possible spend through DPS 3 lot 3 across 10 years for any budget in the council or the CCG.

·        A budgeted £2.89m from the Children’s Social Care semi-independent budget for Children Looked After and Care Leavers; which under S114 we are duty bound to commit to.

·        In the context that as the budget is needs and demand led, that pressures outside of this procurement exercise affect spend – in 2019/20 the spend was £7m against £3.5m. The strategy of how we aim to reduce and control potential overspend is discussed in section 3.9 to 3.11 of the report.

·        This potential overspend pressure has been flagged with the S151 officer. There is a growth bid in for Children’s and Adult’s placements to mitigate overspend, and bring the budget to a correct allocated amount; however it is fully recognised that the service needs to do everything possible to drive down cost.


2.     Delegation of the award of contracts and placements called off under DPS 3 Lot 3 to be approved in accordance with the Council’s Scheme of Financial Delegations and notified to Cabinet in accordance with paragraph 2.4 of the report.


3.     Delegation of the future appointment of providers to DPS 3 Lot 3 to be approved by the Executive Director of Children, Families and Education in accordance with paragraph 2.4 of the report.

Reasons for the decision:

As set out in the Part A report.

Alternative options considered:

As set out in the Part A report.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 09/03/2021

Date of decision: 01/03/2021

Effective from: 10/03/2021

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