Decision Maker: Executive Director Children, Adults, Families, Health and Education
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The County Council is committed to providing at home planned respite services for carers across the County and a range of away from home respite services delivered within the District and Borough boundaries.
Key Decision AH03(18/19) approved the procurement of the recommissioning of the Carers Short Break Services. Accordingly experienced providers have been procured through a compliant, open and competitive procurement.
The Executive Director, Children’s, Adults’, Families, Health and Education has delegated powers to award the Contract to the bidders that provides the most advantageous tender. This report seeks the approval of the Executive Director, Children’s, Adults’, Families, Health and Education to make the contract award.
The Executive Director, Children, Adults, Families, Health and Education has approved that:
1) the following contracts for a period of 3 years with the option to extend for a period, or periods, of up to 2 years, a maximum duration of 5 years, to commence on the 1 April 2019; be awarded
Lot 1 – Countywide Carer at Home Respite Services is awarded to Carers Trust East Midlands
Lot 2 – Carer Away from Home Respite Service to be award to the following providers: Adur – Independent Lives, Arun – Age UK West Sussex, Crawley – Age UK West Sussex, Horsham – Age UK Horsham, Mid Sussex – Age UK West Sussex, Worthing – Guild Care.
2) as it has not be possible to award a contract for the Chichester area as a result of only one unsuitable tender being received, under Section 12 of Standing Orders, negotiations will be entered into with a single provider.
Publication date: 29/01/2019
Date of decision: 29/01/2019
Effective from: 08/02/2019