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Implementing a Modified Dynamic Purchasing System (MDPS) for Professional Services in Childrens Social Care

Meeting: 10/11/2021 - Cabinet (Item 10)

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Decision:

Cllr Stephen Davies, Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years sought Cabinet authorisation to procure a Modified Dynamic Purchasing System (MDPS) for the provision of Professional Services in Childrens Social Care to include; Independent specialist assessments, therapeutic and mentoring support and family support services

 

Having considered all of the information. Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Delegate authority to the Executive Director for Children’s Services, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years to:

1. Procure a Modified Dynamic Purchasing System (MDPS) for the provision of Professional Services in Childrens Social Care. The proposed MDPS shall continue for an initial period of 5 years and include an option to extend its term for a further period of not more than 2 years;

2. Determine whether to exercise such option to extend on the expiry of the initial 5 year term;

3. Admit or remove service providers to/from the MDPS during its term in accordance with the selection criteria thereunder;

 

4. Procure contracts for the supply of independent specialist assessments, therapeutic and mentoring support services and family support services from service suppliers admitted to the MDPS whose combined aggregate value shall not exceed £10.5 million. In the event that the value of any single proposed contract under such MDPS will exceed £500,000, a separate Cabinet decision shall be required in order to authorise the award of such contract; and

 

5. Report back to Cabinet on an annual basis throughout the term of the MDPS in order to provide details of the combined aggregate value of contracts awarded by the Council under the MDPS in the preceding 12 month period.

 

Minutes:

 

Cllr Stephen Davies, Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years sought Cabinet authorisation to procure a Modified Dynamic Purchasing System (MDPS) for the provision of Professional Services in Children’s Social Care to include independent specialist assessments, therapeutic and mentoring support and family support services.

 

The new system would allow for the addition and removal of service providers to manage a more consistent approach and get better value from the service

 

The Council, therefore, intended to procure a Modified Dynamic Purchasing System (MDPS) for Professional Services in Children’s Social Care under which it would procure the following services under the following lots (which corresponded with the council’s main areas of spend):

 

·         Lot 1 - Independent Specialist Assessments (included Drug and Alcohol Assessment)

·         Lot 2 - Therapeutic Support

·         Lot 3 - Mentoring support and family support services (contact, welfare visits)

 

 

Having considered all of the information. Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Delegate authority to the Executive Director for Children’s Services, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years to:

1. Procure a Modified Dynamic Purchasing System (MDPS) for the provision of Professional Services in Childrens Social Care. The proposed MDPS shall continue for an initial period of 5 years and include an option to extend its term for a further period of not more than 2 years;

2. Determine whether to exercise such option to extend on the expiry of the initial 5 year term;

3. Admit or remove service providers to/from the MDPS during its term in accordance with the selection criteria thereunder;

 

4. Procure contracts for the supply of independent specialist assessments, therapeutic and mentoring support services and family support services from service suppliers admitted to the MDPS whose combined aggregate value shall not exceed £10.5 million. In the event that the value of any single proposed contract under such MDPS will exceed £500,000, a separate Cabinet decision shall be required in order to authorise the award of such contract; and

 

5. Report back to Cabinet on an annual basis throughout the term of the MDPS in order to provide details of the combined aggregate value of contracts awarded by the Council under the MDPS in the preceding 12 month period.