Published date: 2 March 2022

Last edited date: 30 March 2022

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 31 March 2022, 12am

Contract summary


  • Health and social work services - 85000000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£0 to £40,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

2 March 2022

Closing date

31 March 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2022

Contract end date

31 August 2030

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Council are seeking to establish a list of pre-approved providers (the Approved List) for the provision of housing services, care services and support services for young people aged 16 and 17 with complex needs.

The young people the Council wish to place have complex needs including learning disabilities, autism and social, emotional and mental health needs. Given the complexity of need, the Council's want to develop an Approved List of providers, that the Council can call upon, often in an emergency situation.

To apply for a place on the Council's Approved List, Applicants are required to:
• Register on the Council e-Procurement System and express an interest in the project ref DN554500 titled "Housing, care and support for young people aged 16 and 17 with complex needs".
• Download and read the Invitation to Apply and associated documentation loaded to the Council e-Procurement System,
• Complete the Application Form set out in Appendix 2 of the Invitation to Apply, and
• Submit a completed Application Form using the Council e-Procurement System

The application process will be open for an initial period prior to commencement of the Approved List on the 1st April 2022.

Any Applicant whose Application Form to join the Approved List is successful will be required to sign the Council's Overarching Agreement.

Once the Approved List is in operation, the Approved List will:
- Enable the Council to use the Call Off Procedure to award Individual Placement Agreements for housing services, care services and support services for young people aged 16 and 17,
- Be open so that an Applicant can submit an Application Form to join the Approved List from the Approved List Commencement Date until the Approved List expires on the 31st August 2030.

The Council reserves the right to cancel the Invitation to Apply at any stage The Contracting Authority reserves the right not to award a strategic partnership contract in any or all of the lots.

About the buyer

Contact name

John Ward


County Hall
Treyew Road
United Kingdom


+44 1872326058