Issue details

Award of Dynamic Purchasing System for external placements for looked after children and/or those with an Education, Health and Care Plan [EHCP] - KEY/12NOV18/04

The Cabinet Member authorised the Executive Director – People and Communities to award call-off contract(s) relating to:   


·         Independent Fostering Agency Placements.

·         Residential Children's Homes

·         Residential non maintained special school placements

·         Out of School Tuition Services


from the Cambridgeshire County Council procured Dynamic Purchasing System for an initial period of 5 years from 1 April 2019 with an option to extend for an initial period of two years, then a further period of two years after a further review and then a final one year extension. 


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings greater than £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/10/2018

Decision due: Not before 11th Apr 2019 by Cabinet Member for Children's Services

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children's Services

Lead director: Corporate Director People and Communities

Department: People and Communities

Contact: Helene Carr, Head of Commissioning Social Care Helene Carr - Head of Children's Commissioning, Email:, 07904909039 Email: Tel: 01733 863901.

Consultation process

None planned

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Children and Education Scrutiny Committee