Decision Maker: Interim Executive Director Adults and Health
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Following the decision to reduce expenditure on Housing Related Support (HRS), the council has been working with the district and borough councils as part of a task and finish group to identify a way of ensuring that services are still able to meet the needs of vulnerable people.
Services considered high priority for continued investment were re-procured on the 1st October 2019.
In addition, the three accommodation based ‘Resettlement’ services identified as a medium priority for continued investment were extended for 6 months to 30th September 2020 to allow time to maximise the funding opportunities available. The Council’s district and borough council partners have agreed to match fund our investment in each area, thus making the procurement of the remodelled services viable with a combined budget of £700,000 pa.
Due to the COVID-19 crisis these three contracts are being extended for a further 6 months to 31st March 2021. These extensions will be co-funded by our district and borough council partners.
This report seeks approval to commence a competitive tender for these jointly funded services commencing in October 2020, with new contracts start dates of 1st April 2021. The contracts will have an initial term of 2 years with the option to extend for up to a further 2 years.
The Interim Executive Director for Adults and Health has;
1. Approved the commencement of a competitive tender process for the delivery of Housing Support Services as detailed in paragraph 2 of the report; and
2. Agreed to make arrangements for a further decision to award contracts to start on 1st April 2021 with a contract duration of 2 years, plus provision for extension for up to two years, and will be subject to a further officer key decision.
Publication date: 14/08/2020
Date of decision: 14/08/2020
Effective from: 26/08/2020