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Decision details

Recommissioning of Carers Support Services

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

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:

Resolved:  (i)      That Option 1 be approved and a tender exercise be undertaken 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.

 

                   (ii)      That authority to award the contract be delegated to the Director of Prevention and Commissioning, in consultation with the Executive Member for Health & Adult Social Care, the Chief Finance Officer, and the Director of Governance.

 

Reason:     To deliver a sustainable, integrated support model for carers, delivered by a competent and professional external provider who fully understands the needs of carers of all ages and from all backgrounds and works within the principles of the Care Act 2014, placing emphasis on prevention, early intervention and the maximisation of self-care.

 

Report author: Craig Waugh

Publication date: 19/11/2021

Date of decision: 18/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 18/11/2021 - Executive

Effective from: 23/11/2021

Accompanying Documents:

 

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