Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To seek approval to undertake a competitive Framework process to secure residential provision in county for Gloucestershire children and young people in care.
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.
(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;
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