Pursuant to an Authorisation from: Cabinet Decision (28/09/2016) and subsequent Officer Decision (01/06/2017 (publication date 19/06/2017))
Procurement of Advocacy and Related Services (Cabinet meeting date 28/09/2016 (Item 8)) –
(2). Authorise the Commissioning Director: Children and Families, to:
(a) Conduct an EU compliant competitive tender process for the award of a 5 year contract (with an initial term of 3 years and an option to extend for a further 2 years) with an estimated maximum total value of up to £550k for the delivery of Independent Social Care Advocacy for Children in Care and Disabled Children the “Children’s Service”;
(b) Conduct an EU compliant competitive tender process for the award of a 7 year contract (with an initial term of 5 years and an option to extend for a further 2 years) with an estimated maximum total value of up to £280k for the delivery of Independent Visitors for looked after children and
(c) Upon conclusion of these competitive tender processes, in consultation with Cabinet Member for Children & Young People, to enter into a contract with the preferred provider who is evaluated as achieving the highest score against the evaluation criteria set by the Council for each contract. In the event that that the preferred bidders for the contracts are either unable or unwilling to enter into those contracts with the Council then Officers are authorised to enter into such contracts with the next willing highest placed suitably qualified providers.
Publication date: 28/09/2016
Date of decision: 28/09/2016
Decided at meeting: 28/09/2016 - Cabinet
Effective from: 06/10/2016
To exercise the option to extend the Independent Visitor contract for an additional 2 years as documented in the contract.