A “dynamic purchasing system” for supported living services worth £21million over the next five years is set for approval by Ceredigion’s cabinet.

Ceredigion County Council’s cabinet will meet on Tuesday, September 6, following the summer recess and a report outlining the results of a recent procurement exercise for supported living services in the area will be discussed.

A supporting report is restricted as it includes exempt information about the companies involved and it is likely the meeting will go into private session.

The public report states that the existing supported living services agreement required updating and there was evaluation of the market undertaken, with the work feeding into the new framework which allows new providers to work in Ceredigion “to meet market demand.”

It adds that the new agreement includes £21million for a five year period, with a possible extension of 24 months and the value will be awarded through “individual placement agreements” with providers accepted onto the framework.

“A Dynamic Purchasing System is an approved list of providers who meet all essential requirements, from the mini competitions will be held under the DPS for specific contracts,” it adds.

Cabinet will hear that 28 organisations expressed an interest, 12 tenders were received, 11 proceeded to qualification stage before nine made it through the quality round.

Cabinet meets at 10am on Tuesday, September 6 and the meeting can be viewed on the council’s Facebook pages, in either Welsh or with English translation.