Decision details

Variation of existing contracts for an extension to the existing services to Children and Family Centres

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Children's Safeguarding and Early Years

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek approval to vary existing contracts with Barnardo’s, and Aspire Foundation for a further 3 months, from 31st March 2023 to 30th June 2023, for the provision of targeted family support services within Children and Family Centres in Gloucestershire to cover Gloucester City, Forest of Dean, Stroud, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury districts. The provision in the Cotswolds will remain with the inhouse provider delivered alongside the Supporting Families Programme.

 

Any representations should be sent to:

Wendy Williams

Assistant Director for Integrated Children and Families Commissioning

Tel: 01452 328526 Email: wendy.williams3@gloucestershire.gov.uk

 

By 5pm on 16th August 2022

Decision:

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 and also the relevant Equality Impact Assessment, which was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

Having fully considered all the available information, I have decided to reject the alternative options and take the recommended decision to:

 

Approve a variation to the following contracts with two existing providers to extend the end date of the contracts by 3 months:

 

a)    Barnardo’s: for the provision of targeted family support services within Children and Family’s Centres in the Gloucester City district; and the Forest of Dean and Stroud districts. The 3-month extension requires one further quarterly fee of £561,805, representing 5% of the original contract value.

 

b)    Aspire Foundation: for the provision of the above services in the Cheltenham and Tewkesbury districts. The 3-month extension requires one further quarterly fee of £344,566, representing 5% of the original contract value.

 

c)    Separate from the procurement referred to at (a) and (b) above, but complementary to it, the Cotswold service is delivered in house through the Supporting Families programme

 

For the reasons set out in the report.

 

Publication date: 17/08/2022

Date of decision: 17/08/2022

Effective from: 25/08/2022

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