Decision Maker: Executive Director Adults and Health
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
In August 2020 the decision Report ref: AH08 (20/21 was made to commence a procurement to commission supported living services. The decision included delegation of the authority to award contracts to the Interim Executive Director Adults and Health now the Executive Director of Adults and Health (DASS).
The proposal included commissioning services which would lead to a reduced number of people in hospital, residential beds and placed out of county; increased number of people in settled and ‘most suitable’ accommodation; and to avoid disruption for existing supported living customers.
The procurement has been delayed because of the pandemic, and a decision Report ref: OKD42 20/21 was subsequently taken in November 2020 to extend the current contract arrangements for 4 months until 31st July 2021 and revise the procurement timetable with anticipated commencement for the new commissioning arrangements from 1st August 2021.
In accordance with both decisions, the procurement has been undertaken and the Executive Director of Adults and Health will be asked to award the contracts to successful bidders in July 2021 prior to the commencement on 1st August 2021 of the new commissioned Framework Agreement for the provision of Supported Living Services (Mental Health, Autism or a Lifelong Disability).
The Executive Director Adults and Health is asked to approve that the Service Providers named in this report are awarded on to the Open (Pseudo) Framework Agreement. The Open (Pseudo) Framework Agreement will commence from 1st August 2021 for an initial period of 4 years with the option to extend for a further 4 years.
Publication date: 15/07/2021
Date of decision: 15/07/2021
Effective from: 27/07/2021