Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Cllr Richard Boyles, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years, sought approval for Gloucestershire County Council to participate in a competitive tendering process conducted by South Gloucestershire Council (as the lead authority) for the award of a four year (plus) South West Sub-Regional Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) commencing 1st April 2020 for the provision of independent residential care for looked after children.
Having considered all of the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,
Authorise the Assistant Director for Integrated Children and Families Commissioning to:
1 Participate in a public procurement law compliant procurement process conducted by South Gloucestershire Council (as the lead authority) to establish a four year (with the option to extend for a further two years) Dynamic Purchasing System (to be known as the “South West sub-regional Dynamic Purchasing System” (the “DPS”) commencing on the 1st April 2020 for the provision of independent residential care for looked after children using a light-touch approach;
2 Enter into a Participation Agreement with South Gloucestershire Council to give effect to recommendation 1. above and make a one off payment to South Gloucestershire Council of £5,000 as a contribution towards their costs in acting as lead authority for the procurement of the DPS;
3 Procure such number of call-off contracts (placements) under the DPS as are required to meet the Council’s responsibility to provide residential care services for children and young people who become or are looked after Provided that the value of any single call-off contract will not exceed £499,999.99. Any single contract under the DPS with a value that exceeds this sum must be the subject of a separate cabinet decision; and
4 Report back to Cabinet on an annual basis throughout the continuance of the DPS with details of the aggregate value of all call-off contracts that have been awarded by the Council under the DPS in the preceding year.
Report author: Children's Safeguarding and Early Years
Publication date: 09/10/2019
Date of decision: 09/10/2019
Decided at meeting: 09/10/2019 - Cabinet
Effective from: 17/10/2019