Decision details

Independent and Non-maintained special school placements - block contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approve the running of a competitive tender and subsequent award of a block contract for 30 placements in an independent special school in the Bristol area (BS1 – BS16), for the next 5 years. These placements will be for children who present with a range of complex additional learning needs


That Cabinet:

1.             Authorised the Executive Director People, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children's Services, Education and Equalities, to procure and award the contract necessary for the implementation of the Independent and Non-Maintained Special School Placements block contract (including any individual contracts above £500k) at a cost of up to £10.5m as set out in this report.

2.        Authorised Executive Director People to invoke any subsequent extensions/variations specifically defined in the contract(s) being awarded, up to the maximum budget envelope outlined in this report.


Report author: Gail Rogers

Publication date: 06/12/2022

Date of decision: 06/12/2022

Decided at meeting: 06/12/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 14/12/2022

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