Decision details

Residential Framework for Children's Homes

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek approval to undertake a competitive Framework process to secure residential provision in county for Gloucestershire children and young people in care.

Decision:

Cllr Stephen Davies, Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years, sought Cabinet approval to undertake a compliant competitive tender process, in order to develop ‘in county’ residential provision for Gloucestershire children and young people in care.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

(1) To approve the establishment of a pseudo framework opportunity for Residential Care, initially for up to ten 2-3 bed children’s homes and up to two 6 bed children’s homes;

 

(2) To delegate authority to the Executive Director of Children’s Services, in consultation with the Executive Director of Corporate Services and Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years, to:

a) Conduct a compliant process for the tender of a 5-year pseudo framework agreement for residential children homes. The estimated total value is up to £150m.

 

b) Upon conclusion of the pseudo framework process; call off up to 7 contracts for residential children’s homes in the first year, for a period of 5 years, plus an optional extension of up to 5 years to an estimated maximum value of £70m; and, up to 5 additional residential children’s homes for a period of 5 years, plus an optional extension of up to 5 years, to an estimated maximum value of £50m in years 2-5 of the framework.

 

c) Determine whether to exercise the option to extend each call-off contract for each home for a further period of not more than 5 years on the expiry of the initial five-year term.

 

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

Publication date: 21/07/2021

Date of decision: 21/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 21/07/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 29/07/2021

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