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Recommissioning of Youth Support Services in 2022

Meeting: 26/01/2022 - Cabinet (Item 8)

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Decision:

Cllr Stephen Davies sought Cabinet permission to procure a new contract or contracts for integrated Youth Support Services, in order to discharge the Council’s statutory and partnership responsibilities towards young people aged 10 to 24 years, following the end of the current Youth Support contract on the 30th of September 2022.

 

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

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Delegate authority to the Assistant Director for Integrated Children and Families Commissioning, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years, to:

 

1. Conduct a competitive procurement process in respect of the following four lots for the provision of Youth Support Services across Gloucestershire County Council, in order to discharge the Council’s statutory and partnership responsibilities towards young people aged 10-24 years, following the end of the current Youth Support contract on the 30th of September 2022:

 

a) Lot 1: Provision of Universal Services, delivering statutory core Youth Support Services from a centralised location including Youth Justice Service / Health and Mental Wellbeing / IAG/YouthHomelessness / NEET / Missing, alongside targeted countywide outreach, youth training and support.

 

b) Lot 2: Provision of Youth Support Services in Gloucester and the Forest of Dean;

 

c) Lot 3: Provision of Youth Support Services in Stroud and the Cotswolds;

 

d) Lot 4: Provision of Youth Support Services in Cheltenham; and Tewkesbury;

 

Such lots may be awarded to the same tenderer under a single contract or awarded to a number of separate tenderers under not more than four separate contracts, whose term(s) shall continue for an initial period of five years and include options to extend their terms for a further period of two additional years.

 

2. Award such contract or (as appropriate) contracts to the preferred tenderer(s); and

 

3. Determine whether to exercise the option to extend such contract(s) for a further period of two years on the fifth anniversary.

Minutes:

Cllr Stephen Davies sought Cabinet permission to procure a new contract or contracts for integrated Youth Support Services, in order to discharge the Council’s statutory and partnership responsibilities towards young people aged 10 to 24 years, following the end of the current Youth Support contract on 30t September 2022.

 

The Council’s Youth Support contract with Prospects Services was due for review and retender in 2021. However due to the pandemic, Members agreed to extend the contract until September 2022.

 

The report now presented to Members detailed the proposals for a full reconfiguration and retender of the Youth Support Service, enabling the Council to discharge its statutory and partnership duties towards Gloucestershire young people aged 10-24 years.

 

The value of the contract was £4.716M per annum, scheduled to reoccur for an initial term of 5 years, with the potential to extend the contract for 2 additional years, totalling £33.012M over 7 years.

 

The Council commissioned extensive research into the evolving needs of Gloucestershire young people, including supporting The Scrutiny Task Group on Youth Engagement with its research brief and commissioning a range of independent reports and modelling of best practice, all of which had assisted to inform the key proposals set out in the Cabinet paper. 

 

 

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

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Delegate authority to the Assistant Director for Integrated Children and Families Commissioning, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years, to:

 

1. Conduct a competitive procurement process in respect of the following four lots for the provision of Youth Support Services across Gloucestershire County Council, in order to discharge the Council’s statutory and partnership responsibilities towards young people aged 10-24 years, following the end of the current Youth Support contract on the 30th of September 2022:

 

a) Lot 1: Provision of Universal Services, delivering statutory core Youth Support Services from a centralised location including Youth Justice Service / Health and Mental Wellbeing / IAG/YouthHomelessness / NEET / Missing, alongside targeted countywide outreach, youth training and support.

 

b) Lot 2: Provision of Youth Support Services in Gloucester and the Forest of Dean;

 

c) Lot 3: Provision of Youth Support Services in Stroud and the Cotswolds;

 

d) Lot 4: Provision of Youth Support Services in Cheltenham; and Tewkesbury;

 

Such lots may be awarded to the same tenderer under a single contract or awarded to a number of separate tenderers under not more than four separate contracts, whose term(s) shall continue for an initial period of five years and include options to extend their terms for a further period of two additional years.

 

2. Award such contract or (as appropriate) contracts to the preferred tenderer(s); and

 

3. Determine whether to exercise the option to extend such contract(s) for a further period of two years on the fifth anniversary.