Decisions

Decisions published

12/08/2019 - Extension of Contracts for Community and Accommodation based support services ref: 1340    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to exercise contractual options to extend the existing contracts for Community and Accommodation Based Support Services until 31st March 2020. This is in order to maintain service delivery as future commissioning arrangements are implemented.

Any representations should be sent to:

 

Kathryn Rees, Lead Commissioner Supporting People

Email: kathryn.rees@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Tel: 01452 328485

 

By 5pm on Friday 9 August 2019

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Adult Social Care Commissioning

Decision published: 12/08/2019

Effective from: 20/08/2019

Decision:

Having considered all the available information, the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care (Commissioning) has rejected the alternative options and:

 

Resolved to: -  

 

Authorise the Director of Public Health to exercise contractual options to extend the existing contracts for Community and Accommodation Based Support Services  to start on 1st October 2019 and finish on 31st March 2020.

 

Please refer to the published decision statement for full details of this decision.

 

 

Lead officer: Kathryn Rees


07/08/2019 - Procurement of Schools IMS & Accounting Software ref: 1338    Recommendations Approved

To seek Cabinet approval to the procurement of Schools IMS & Accounting Software when the current contract expires in March 2020.

Any representations should be sent to:

 

Andy Gilbert, Head of ICT

Tel: 01452 583706

Email: andy.gilbert@gloucestershire.gov.uk     

 

By 5.00pm on 26 July 2019

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Finance and Change

Decision published: 08/08/2019

Effective from: 16/08/2019

Decision:

Having fully considered all available information, I have decided to reject the alternative options and take the recommended decision to delegate authority to the Director of People to:

 

(1) Carry out a public procurement law compliant procurement process, using a Crown Commercial Service framework agreement, for the award of a one year call-off contract for the provision of Schools IMS & Accounting Software from February 2020, which will enable the Council to continue to support schools with their Information Management and Financial Management System requirements. Such contract will include an option to extend its term by one further year on each of the first, second, third and fourth anniversaries thereof (that is, a maximum tern of five years).

 

(2) Following completion of such procurement process, to direct award and enter into a contract with the supplier (Capita) as per the terms of the CCs Framework agreement.

 

(3) To authorise the Head of Legal Services to execute such contract by affixing the council’s seal thereto.

 

(4) To authorise the head of ICT to exercise each of the options to extend the term of the contract annually as required, up to the maximum of 5 years in total descried in Recommendation 1.

 

For the reasons set out in the report

Lead officer: Andy Gilbert


07/08/2019 - Apprenticeships training services for non qualified social work staff for Children & Families and Adult Social Care ref: 1339    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to conduct an EU public procurement law compliant procurement process to award a framework contract and call-off contracts thereunder apprenticeship provider(s) for the delivery of apprenticeship training for non-qualified social work staff for a period of six years. 

 

The shortage of qualified social workers is a national issue. The council has significant gaps in the resources it needs to manage the demand on social work services. One of the few strategies available to the council for increasing the social work resource is to develop our own pool of stable professionals with a commitment and loyalty to Gloucestershire. It is envisaged that a decision to use local and existing staff will increase loyalty to Gloucestershire.

Any representations should be sent to:

 

Mandy Quayle: Director of HR

01452 324303 Mandy.quayle@gloucestershire.gov.uk

 

by 5.00pm on Monday 29 July 2019

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Finance and Change

Decision published: 08/08/2019

Effective from: 16/08/2019

Decision:

Having fully considered all available information, I have decided to reject the alternative and take the recommended decision to authorise the Director of People, in consultation with the Cabinet members for Children & Families and Adult Social Care Delivery to:

 

1.    To conduct an EU public procurement law compliant procurement process for the purpose of awarding a six year framework agreement for the delivery of apprenticeships training for non-qualified social workers.  The total value of the contracts that would be awarded from the framework is estimated to be £621k.

 

2.    Upon conclusion of such procurement process to award a framework agreement to a maximum of two of the highest scoring tenderer[s], who meet or exceed the council’s minimum award criteria or, in the event that any of the highest scoring tenderers are either unable or unwilling to enter into a framework agreement with the council, to enter into such framework agreement with the next highest scoring able and willing tenderer; and

 

3.    To award up to five call-off contract(s) under such framework agreements (up to the value of £499,999, in respect of any single call-off contract), as appropriate and is dependent on the tenderer(s) meeting our requirements for the delivery of social work apprenticeships or, in the event that the preferred provider(s) for such call-off contract(s) are either unable or unwilling to enter into those contract(s), to enter into such call-off contract(s) with the next highest scoring able and willing framework provider(s).  The term of each such call off contract shall be for a period not exceeding three years. 

 

Any call-off contracts whose value will exceed £250k will be made in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member.

 

Any call-off contract whose value will equal £500,000 or more must be the subject of a separate Cabinet Decision.

 

For the reasons set out in the report.

 

Lead officer: Mandy Quayle