Decision Maker: 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 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:
Assistant Director for Integrated Children and Families Commissioning
Tel: 01452 328526 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
By 5pm on 16th August 2022
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