Decision details

Extending the contract for the High Needs Study Program and Supported Internships

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Children and Young People's Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval to utilize the additional 12 month option to extend the contract.


To approve a request to extend the current agreements in place for the High Needs Study Programme (HNSP) and the Supported Internships Approved Preferred Provider List (APL).

Reasons for the decision:

A 12 month extension is permitted by the original contract however, in light of LGR potential impacts, the service area and Procurement have requested an additional 12 months to carry the contract through until July 2024.
The contract was originally in place for 4 years commencing 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2023 including a previous 12 month extension. It is proposed toextend the contract term another 12 months making the life time of the contract five years.

Publication date: 12/05/2022

Date of decision: 12/05/2022

Effective from: 20/05/2022