Published date: 29 March 2022

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Approach to market date: 29 March 2022

Contract summary


  • Health and social work services - 85000000

Location of contract

E16 2QU

Value of contract


Procurement reference

Commissioning Homes for Children Looked After and Care leavers PDPS - Lot 3 + Lot 4

Published date

29 March 2022

Approach to market date

29 March 2022

Contract start date

24 October 2022

Contract end date

24 June 2025

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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The London Borough of Newham wishes to establish a Pseudo-Dynamic Purchasing System (PDPS) for the supply of services in respect of children's externally commissioned care, accommodation and support services. The services include:
Lot 1: Provision of Semi-Independent Living Services - already established
Lot 2: Provision of Children's Homes regulated by Ofsted - already established
Lot 3: Provision of Supported Lodgings
Lot 4: Provision of Independent Fostering Agencies (IFA) regulated by Ofsted

These services will be available to looked after children, care leavers and young people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Potential Suppliers are invited to Tender for one or more of the Lots.
This PDPS is open for use to the following (and subject to Section 3 Scope of Agreement of LAC PDPS Agreement Processor):
• any Public Body outlined in either Part I or Part II of the Local Authorities (Goods and Services) (Public Bodies) Order 1972. Details of these can be found at
The Procurement is being procured by the Authority for the benefit of the Authority and the Partner Organisations.
The procurement is being conducted in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The procurement is subject to the light-touch regime under Section 7 Social and Other Specific Services. Under Regulation 76 the Council is free to establish a procedure, provided that procedure is sufficient to ensure compliance with the principles of transparency and equal treatment of economic operators (Suppliers).
The Authority has created a tender process outlined below, as part of the PDPS applying the award criteria specified in this contract notice.
Any interested organisation/consortium with relevant experience may submit a Bid in response to this ITT.
The Council is using the one stage procedure for admission onto the PDPS
The Light Touch PDPS will be conducted in staged Rounds. The initial Round for Lot 3 and Lot 4 for this Light Touch PDPS will close on 20/05/2022.
Rounds will open and close throughout the lifetime of the PDPS at the Authorities discretion. The initial Round for Lot 3 and lot 4 for this PDPS will be open for 52 calendar days. Following on from this, each Round will be open to new or previously unsuccessful Suppliers to submit their bid. A new Round will be opened within 48 hours (excluding bank holidays and weekends) of a Round closing. Please note from time to time there may be a further delay in opening a new Round within the stated 48 hours.
This means that applications can be submitted throughout the duration of the PDPS, but the Council will only process the applications as and when the round is closed. Please note the length of Rounds will vary throughout the lifetime of the PDPS.

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Spend profile

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Financial year Budget
2022/2023 £1,950,000,000


About the buyer


Building 1000,Dockside Road