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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.