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, Executive Member for Adult Social Care & Public Health email@example.com
Lead director: Corporate Director of People
Department: Directorate of People
Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: Yes
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