Cllr Carole Allaway-Martin, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care Commissioning sought authority to procure the appointment of a neutral vendor managed service supplier and an urgent and emergency care improvement partner to assist in implementing the findings from the Gloucestershire Urgent and Emergency Care diagnostic.
Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and
1. Approve, without further competition, the award of a call-off contract under the Association of North East Councils Limited’s NEPRO³ Framework Agreement, to the sole neutral vendor managed service supplier, namely Bloom Procurement Services Limited (Bloom). The terms of such call off shall include the power for Bloom to appoint, as its subcontractor, an urgent and emergency care improvement partner to assist the council and Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board (the ICB) in implementing the findings identified in the Gloucestershire Urgent and Emergency Care Diagnostic described in paragraph 8 of this report.
Such call-off contract shall continue for an initial period of 15 months and include an option to extend its term for a further period of not more than 6 months.
2. Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Adult Social Care, Wellbeing and Communities, in consultation with the Cabinet Memberfor Adult Social Care Commissioning, to:
(a) engage in a selection process with Bloom to identify and then appoint an urgent and emergency care improvement partner to act as Bloom’s subcontractor under the call-off contract described in Recommendation 1 above.
(b) determine whether to exercise the option to extend the term of the call-off contract described in Recommendation 1 above for a further period of 6 months on the expiry of the initial 15-monthperiod.
3. Delegate authority to the Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Corporate Resources in consultation with the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Change to enter into a Section 256 agreement with the Gloucestershire Integrated Care Board to cover the transfer of funding to support said contract.