Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member - Children's Safeguarding and Early Years
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek approval to adapt a property to provide accommodation, procure care provision and enter into a lease.
In coming to this decision I have given due and full regard to the requirements of the public sector equality duty contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) by reference to the law itself.
Having fully considered all of the available information, I have decided to reject the alternative options and take the recommended decision to:
(a) Delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Asset Management and Property Services to enter into a lease of the property with the Housing Provider and sub-let the property to the appointed Care Provider as set out in the exempt annex to this report.
(b) Delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Asset Management and Property Services to conduct a competitive procurement process under the Gloucestershire County Council approved Major Project Framework for the redesign of the property.
(c) Delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Asset Management and Property Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Change, enter into a contract with the preferred provider evaluated as offering the Council best value for money.
Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Children’s Services to:
(a) Conduct a competitive tender process for the award of a 5 year contract and an option to extend for up to a further 5 years with an estimated total value of up to £900,000 per annum to a Care Provider for the delivery of care provision. The maximum anticipated contract value will be £9 million.
(b) Award such contract to the preferred tenderer; and
(c) Determine whether to exercise the option to extend the contract for further period of not more than five years on the expiry of the initial 5 year term.
For the reasons set out in the report.
Publication date: 26/04/2021
Date of decision: 26/04/2021
Effective from: 05/05/2021