Cllr Carole Allaway Martin sought Cabinet approval to undertake a procurement exercise and award contracts that will enable the council to continue to provide, with effect from 1st August 2024, minor adaptation services and the servicing and repair services of community equipment. The services are available for all ages. The continued provision of such services would enable the council to discharge its statutory duty under the Care Act 2014 by providing support to individuals that enables them to stay independent and safe within their own homes.
Having considered all the information, Cabinet noted the report and
Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Adult Social
Care, Wellbeing and Communities in consultation with the Cabinet
Member for Adult Social Care Commissioning to:
Conduct a competitive procurement process in respect of a contract
or (as appropriate) contracts for the supply of various community
equipment and adaptations related services, divided into the
following four lots:
Lot 1: Community equipment servicing, maintenance, and repair
Lot 2: Installation, support, maintenance, removal, and collection
services in respect of ceiling track hoist equipment.
iii. Lot 3: Installation, support, maintenance, removal and
collection services in respect of modular ramping
iv. Lot 4: General minor works: comprising installation and removal services in respect of minor aids and adaptations, together with minor plumbing, electrical and carpentry works.
Such lots may be awarded to the same tenderer under a single
contract or to a number of separate tenderers under not more than 4
separate contracts whose term(s) shall each continue for an initial
period of 3 years and include options to extend their term for a
further period of 2 years on its third and fifth anniversaries (ie,
Award such contract or (as appropriate) contracts to the preferred
3. Determine whether to exercise the option to extend the term of such contract(s) for a further period of 2 years on its third and fifth anniversaries.