Decision details

Gloucestershire's Sufficiency Strategy - Semi-Independent Project

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cllr Richard Boyles, Cabinet Member for Children and Young People sought approval for the re-modelling of Trevone House to support the implementation of the Sufficiency Strategy, as well as procuring a provider to develop quality semi-independent accommodation and support services for vulnerable young people.


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




1)    Approve:  An allocation of £2.5m of capital funding for the proposed utilisation of Trevone House within Children’s Services. This will be funded by reallocating the existing £1.2m IRIS capital scheme in the approved capital budget , allocating £0.75m of unallocated capital receipts and £0.550m from revenue contributions in 2018/19 and 2019/20 from the IRIS budget.


2)    Authorise the Head of Property Services to conduct a competitive procurement process under the Gloucestershire County  Council approved Major Project Framework (or such replacement Framework) for the remodelling of Trevone House to provide a facility to deliver support for children as set out in paragraph 2.5 of this report.


3)    Upon conclusion of this procurement process, authorise the Head of Property Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Change, to enter into a contract with the preferred provider evaluated as offering the Council best value for money.


4)    Authorise the Director of Children’s Services to:


(a) Conduct an EU compliant competitive tender process for the award of a 5 year contract and an option to extend for a further 2 years with an estimated maximum total value of up to £10.8m for the delivery of semi independent accommodation and support services for vulnerable young people, and


(b) Upon conclusion of the competitive tender process, in consultation with Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, to enter into a contract with the preferred provider who is evaluated as offering the council best value for money . In the event that the preferred provider is either unable or unwilling to enter into a contract with the Council then the Director of Children’s Services is authorised to enter into such contract with the next willing highest placed suitably qualified provider.





Publication date: 25/04/2019

Date of decision: 24/04/2019

Decided at meeting: 24/04/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 03/05/2019

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