Cllr Philip Robinson, on behalf of Cllr Stephen Davies, sought Cabinet permission to invite tenders for new contracts for Children and Family Centres from 1st April 2023 as a starting point in the development of the Family Hub model for children 0-19 (0-25 for SEND) across Gloucestershire.
Having considered all of the information. Cabinet noted the report and
1. 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:
a) Conduct a competitive procurement process in respect of one or more contracts for the supply of Children and Family Centres that will begin the new Family Hubs model across Gloucestershire. The proposed contracts shall continue for an initial period of 7 years and include an option to extend its/their term for a further period of not more than 2 years;
b) Award such contract(s) to the preferred tenderers.
2. Delegate power to the Assistant Director for AMPS to grant leases for the 16 sites to the preferred tenders as required.