Decision details

Exercise the option to extend the council’s contract with Gloucestershire Action for Refugees and Asylum Seekers (GARAS) relating to the provision of support services to refugees under the UK Resettlement Scheme.

Decision Maker: Chief Fire Officer

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Pursuant to an Authorisation from: Cllr Dave Norman, Cabinet Member for Fire, Community Safety and Libraries (08/10/2020): Procurement of Refugee Support for the grant funded Home Office Resettlement Scheme

To exercise the option to extend the contract with GARAS on the expiry of the initial three-year contract period for one year at its expiry on 31 March 2024. This will ensure continuity of support is provided to refugees resettling in Gloucestershire under the grant funded Home Office UK Resettlement Scheme (UKRS). There remains an option to extend for a further one year after the expiry of this extension period.

Decision:

To exercise the option to extend the contract with GARAS on the expiry of the initial three-yearcontract period for one yearat its expiry on 31 March 2024 This will ensure continuity of support is provided to refugees resettling in Gloucestershire under the grant funded Home Office UK Resettlement Scheme (UKRS) There remains an option to extend for a further one year after the expiry of this extension period.  

Publication date: 12/02/2024

Date of decision: 19/12/2023

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