Issue details

Tender for National Adoption Learning and Development: Dynamic Purchasing System and Electronic Market Place

In support of the National Adoption Strategy the Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) Leaders group would like to procure a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) and an Electronic Market Place (EMP) to start 1st April 2022 for a period of three years, with the option to extend for a further two years. These will enable the National Adoption Recruitment Steering Group (NARSG) to call off providers to undertake specific activities during 2022/23 and beyond dependent on funding being available.

The DPS will cover consultants required to undertake adoption practice improvements. The EMP will have two separate lots for: training and development; and the management and delivery of adoption events.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/09/2021

Decision due: Not before 6th Oct 2021 by Director of Children and Families

Lead director: Director of Children and Families

Department: Children and Families

Contact: Sarah Johal, Head of One Adoption West Yorkshire 0113 3368728 Email:

Consultation process

Consultation will continue to take place regularly at national RAA  leaders meetings with the Head of Service for OAWY and representatives from the DfE and National Adoption Recruitment Steering Group to explore options on how to best continue management of the grant to achieve positive outcomes for prospective adopters and children awaiting adoption. Discussion has been held with the NARSG and the ambition leads to progress this tender.


RAA leaders, National Recruitment Steering group and the DfE

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Adults and Children's Social Care and Health Partnerships.


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