Decision details

The recommissioning of Children and Family Centres as the starting point for the development of Family Hubs across Gloucestershire for children aged 0-19 years (up to 25 years where children have special educational needs or disabilities).

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek Cabinet permission to invite tenders for new contracts for Children and Family Centres from 1st April 2023 as a starting point in the development of the Family Hub model for children 0-19 (0-25 for SEND) across Gloucestershire.

This procurement will allow us to focus on developing an agreed multi-agency vision and principles for Family Hubs, starting with a focus on 0-11 with a view to incremental (age and stage) transition that is aligned with the wider transformation within children’s services and partner agencies.

 

Decision:

Cllr Philip Robinson, on behalf of Cllr Stephen Davies, sought Cabinet permission to invite tenders for new contracts for Children and Family Centres from 1st April 2023 as a starting point in the development of the Family Hub model for children 0-19 (0-25 for SEND) across Gloucestershire.

 

 

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

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1. Delegate authority to the Assistant Director for Integrated Children and Families Commissioning, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years, to:

 

a) Conduct a competitive procurement process in respect of one or more contracts for the supply of Children and Family Centres that will begin the new Family Hubs model across Gloucestershire. The proposed contracts shall continue for an initial period of 7 years and include an option to extend its/their term for a further period of not more than 2 years;

 

b) Award such contract(s) to the preferred tenderers.

 

2. Delegate power to the Assistant Director for AMPS to grant leases for the 16 sites to the preferred tenders as required.

 

Report author: Cllr Stephen Davies

Publication date: 23/02/2022

Date of decision: 23/02/2022

Decided at meeting: 23/02/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 03/03/2022

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