Decision details

Tendering Specialist Domestic Abuse Services

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cllr Roger Wilson, Cabinet Member for Vulnerable Adults and Commissioning, sought approval for the Council to act as lead authority on behalf of Gloucestershire’s Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Commissioning Group for the creation of a multi-supplier Framework Agreement for the provision of specialist domestic abuse services and for the benefit of participating local partners.


Having considered all of the information, including known proposals and the reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and, 




Authorise the Director of Public Health to:


1.    Develop and conduct an EU compliant competitive tender process with the Council acting as lead authority for the creation of a 5 year multi- supplier Framework Agreement for the delivery of specialist domestic abuse services.  The Framework will be divided into specialist Lots and have a total estimated value of £14m over its term which comprises both the council spend (estimated at £9m) and that of the participating local partners.


2.    Upon conclusion of the competitive tender process, to appoint the preferred provider(s) to each Lot under the Framework Agreement that have been evaluated as meeting the standards set out in the evaluation criteria subject to any limitation on numbers that may have been provided for in the tender process. 


3.    Upon the conclusion of the award of the Framework Agreement, to use it to award a single supplier call off contract for the provision of Specialist Services to Victims of Domestic Abuse for a term of 7 years comprising an initial term of 5 years with an option to extend for a further 2 years with an estimated total value of £7m.


4.    Use the Framework Agreement to enter into such call off contracts during the term of the Framework Agreement as are required to meet the council’s assessed needs for the Framework services to achieve the objectives of the Gloucestershire Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Strategy and Outcomes Framework.

Publication date: 27/09/2017

Date of decision: 27/09/2017

Decided at meeting: 27/09/2017 - Cabinet

Date comes into force if not called in: 05/10/2017

Call-in deadline date: 04/10/2017

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