Decision details

Implementing a Modified Dynamic Purchasing System (MDPS) for Professional Services in Childrens Social Care

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek authorisation to procure a Modified Dynamic Purchasing System (MDPS) for the provision of Professional Services in Childrens Social Care to include; Independent specialist assessments, therapeutic and mentoring support and family support services.

 

Decision:

Cllr Stephen Davies, Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years sought Cabinet authorisation to procure a Modified Dynamic Purchasing System (MDPS) for the provision of Professional Services in Childrens Social Care to include; Independent specialist assessments, therapeutic and mentoring support and family support services

 

Having considered all of the information. Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Delegate authority to the Executive Director for Children’s Services, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years to:

1. Procure a Modified Dynamic Purchasing System (MDPS) for the provision of Professional Services in Childrens Social Care. The proposed MDPS shall continue for an initial period of 5 years and include an option to extend its term for a further period of not more than 2 years;

2. Determine whether to exercise such option to extend on the expiry of the initial 5 year term;

3. Admit or remove service providers to/from the MDPS during its term in accordance with the selection criteria thereunder;

 

4. Procure contracts for the supply of independent specialist assessments, therapeutic and mentoring support services and family support services from service suppliers admitted to the MDPS whose combined aggregate value shall not exceed £10.5 million. In the event that the value of any single proposed contract under such MDPS will exceed £500,000, a separate Cabinet decision shall be required in order to authorise the award of such contract; and

 

5. Report back to Cabinet on an annual basis throughout the term of the MDPS in order to provide details of the combined aggregate value of contracts awarded by the Council under the MDPS in the preceding 12 month period.

 

Report author: Cabinet Member - Children's Safeguarding and Early Years

Publication date: 10/11/2021

Date of decision: 10/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 10/11/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 18/11/2021

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