Published date: 5 November 2018

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 28 February 2026

Contract summary


  • Health and social work services - 85000000

Location of contract

PO19 1RQ

Value of contract

£1,137,714,372 to £1,500,000,000

Procurement reference

CWSCC - 023098

Published date

5 November 2018

Closing date

28 February 2026

Contract start date

1 March 2026

Contract end date

2 March 2026

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

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

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

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A pseudo-dynamic purchasing system (DPS) for the provision of placements for children from providers of accommodation based services including independent foster and residential care and independent and non-maintained special schools (CPOSS).

The DPS will consist of 4 Categories. The Categories and their Sub-Categories are as follows:

DPS Categories

Category 1 Schools

a) Residential schools
b) Day schools
c) Children's Homes with education (settings dual registered as schools and children's homes)
d) Residential short breaks for SEND

*sub-categories (a) to (d) to cover placements for children with SEND and CWD

Category 2 Specialist Provision Institutions (Colleges)

Category 3 Independent Fostering Agencies (IFA)

Category 4 Children's Residential

Full details can be found within the tender pack.

More information


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Delivery Notes

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Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer

Contact name

Linda Jones (WSCC)


West Street
West Sussex
PO19 1RQ
United Kingdom


03302 228559


Closing: 28 February 2026