Decision details

Procurement of a block contract for Children's residential placements

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report is to outline the current needs within the Children’s home residential sector and propose how block contract agreement could help towards meeting those needs.




Approve the undertaking of a procurement exercise to procure a block contract for children’s residential placements for a period of 3 years, with the option to extend for 2 further periods of 2 years, up to a maximum contract period of 7 years and for a maximum contract value of £4.5 million per year, thus totalling a maximum contract value of £31.5 million over the 7-year term. 

Report author: Rowena Brown

Publication date: 17/11/2022

Date of decision: 17/11/2022

Decided at meeting: 17/11/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 25/11/2022

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