Issue details

Re-commissioning of Carers Services

Purpose of Report: To seek the agreement of CYC Executive to re-commission the Carers Support Services for adults and young people. The service will be re-commissioned through an open tender exercise. The tender will seek to deliver a sustainable, integrated support model for unpaid carers, delivered by a competent and professional external provider who fully understands the needs of carers of all ages and from all backgrounds.

The Executive will be asked to agree the approach in line with section 7.8 of the council’s Contract Procedure Rules which stipulate that where the aggregate contract value (including any extension) is £500,000 or more the decision will be regarded as a Key Decision unless the Chief Finance Officer, acting in consultation with the Monitoring Officer, has approved the procurement as Routine.
The existing contract is due to expire on 31st March 2022. The current contract receives a financial contribution from VoY CCG which has been confirmed to continue for the proposed duration of the re-tendered contract.
The recommendation is fully in line with the principles of the Care Act 2014, placing emphasis on prevention, early intervention and the maximisation of self-care.

The Executive will be asked to:
a) Approve the option to undertake a tender exercise to re-commission Carers Support Services for adults and young people in line with the Key Decision criteria as set out in section 7.8 of the council’s Contract Procedure Rules.
b) That the decision to award is then delegated to the Chief Officer and that the report does not have to go back to the Executive for final agreement to award.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Be significant in terms of its effects on communities;

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 27/09/2021

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 18/11/21 by Executive

Lead member: Councillor Carol Runciman

Lead director: Corporate Director of People

Department: Directorate of People

Contact: Craig Waugh, Development Officer, Children and Young People and Families Email: Email:

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: Yes


Agenda items


  • Re-commissioning of Carers Services  


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