Issue details

South West Sub-Regional Residential Dynamic Purchasing System

To seek Cabinet approval for Gloucestershire County Council to participate in a competitive tendering process conducted by South Gloucestershire Council as the lead authority for the award of a four year (plus) South West Sub-Regional Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) commencing on the 1st April 2020 for the provision of independent residential care for looked after children.

Contact Officer: Semonetta O’Connell, Commissioning Manager, CYP Commissioning
Tel: 01452 328572 Email: semonetta.o’

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000 and 2 Divisions affected;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/09/2019

Decision due: 9 Oct 2019 by Cabinet

Lead member: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member - Children's Safeguarding and Early Years

Contact: Chris Spencer, Director of Children's Services Email:


Engagement with providers
Looked After Young People (service users) consultations conducted in March 2018

Scrutiny Input: None

Planned Dates: Provider Engagement Event 6th November 2019


  • Children Act 1989
  • Narey, Sir Martin (2016) Residential Care in England: Report of Sir Martin Narey’s independent review of children’s residential care. London. HM Government.  
  • The Public Contracts Regulations 2015
  • Gloucestershire County Council Sufficiency Strategy- Right Placement First Time 2018-2021