Issue details

Request to modify and extend the contract term of the SEND White Rose Framework Agreement until the 30th June 2021

The White Rose Framework Agreement for Independent Education or Education and Care Placements for Children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) provides suitable placement options to enable the participating Local Authorities to meet their statutory duties.

Leeds is the leading authority for this framework which consists of 12 Local Authorities and all of which currently commission SEND provision from external providers.

A review is underway in order to ensure the next procurement continues to provide best possible outcomes and value for money. This requires a comprehensive consultation process with key stakeholders. However this has been delayed due to the impact of COVID-19 requiring additional time and alternative methods to carry out these consultations. 

This report seeks approval to modify and extend the contract term of the White Rose Framework Agreement until the 30th June 2021 for the provision and education to young people with special education needs and disabilities (SEND) on behalf of Yorkshire and Humber regional partners, under Public Contracts Regulations 2015, 72 (1) (c)


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/09/2020

Decision due: Not before 13th Oct 2020 by Director of Children and Families

Lead director: Director of Children and Families

Department: Children and Families

Contact: Luke Myers, Contracts manager 0113 3785424 Email:


  • Yorkshire and Humber Children’s Services Commissioning Board
  • Head of Commissioning and Market Management, Children and Families

·  Procurement and Commercial Services

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children & Families


  • Report to be provided to the decision maker.