1. Approved the award of the Pseudo Dynamic Purchasing System (PDPS) to each of the successful bidders who tendered for the PDPS for Supported Accommodation Services for young people in care aged 16 – 18 and for separated migrant children and /or formally separated migrant children with no recourse to public funds The PDPS Agreement will commence on 1st April 2024 and run for an initial period of 2 years with the option to extend twice in increments of 12 months, with a total contract value of £16,000,000 over a four-year contract period. The list of approved providers is outlined in Appendix 1
2. Delegated approval to the Executive Director of Adult Social Care & Commissioning to extend the Contract Term up to 2 years (x2 periods of 12 months) in accordance with the contract provisions.
3. Delegated approval to the Executive Director of Adult Social Care & Commissioning to agree fee uplifts, (per annum) on the hourly rate and weekly core accommodation costs, subject to internal governance arrangements and the value given in the published Contract Notice.
4. Delegated approval to the Executive Director of Adult Social Care & Commissioning for future awards, to successful bidders to join the PDPS, as and when the PDPS has been reopened, throughout the duration of the Contract Term, within the contract provisions.
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: 01/12/2023
Decision due: 12 Feb 2024 by Cabinet
Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children’s Services
Lead director: Executive Director Children's and Young People
Department: Children and Young People's Service
Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Children and Education Scrutiny Committee.