Decision details

Extension to the Dynamic Purchasing System Agreement for the supply of Residential and Nursing Care home placements

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Staffordshire County Council (the Council) supports nearly 3,000 people to manage their assessed eligible social care needs in a care home. The Council commissions these placements through a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to make individual placements. The Council intended to redesign and introduce a new arrangement with the marketplace by April 2023. The Council is currently undergoing engagement with and analysis of the care home market to meet the Government’s conditions of the Market Sustainability and Fair Cost of Care Fund. The conditions include establishing a Staffordshire Fair cost of care rate for older people’s care and to develop a Market Sustainability Plan. To allow for the outcome of the Fair Cost of Care exercise to support the redesign of the Council’s contracting arrangements it is recommended to further extend the current DPS to April 2024.


(Exemption paragraph 3)


Reasons for the Decision – To consider the extension to the Council’s Dynamic Purchasing System Agreement with care providers for commissioning residential and nursing care home services until April 2024. 


Decision – That the recommendations contained in the report be agreed.</AI21>


Report author: Helen Trousdale

Publication date: 22/09/2022

Date of decision: 21/09/2022

Decided at meeting: 21/09/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/09/2022

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