Decision Maker: Executive Director Adults and Health
Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Care and Support at Home Framework (2015) is the Council’s primary contractual arrangements for the provision of home-based services for people with assessed eligible care needs. In February 2020 (Report AH11 19/20) a decision was made to commence a procurement programme for a new Care and Support at Home Framework to replace the existing arrangements, including the reserve Domiciliary Care Framework (2009), with the new services scheduled to commence in February 2021.
The tender opportunity for the new framework was published on 6 March 2020 but due to the Covid-19 pandemic was suspended on 27 March 2020. The tender was re-published on 10 August 2020. As a result of the delay to the procurement it is not possible for the new Framework to commence as intended with the current timeline now targeting a July 2021 start date.
Contracts for services awarded under the Care and Support at Home Framework (2015) were extended in May 2019 until 31 January 2020 with the provision for a further three-month extension. In order to avoid a break in service delivery and to coincide with when the new services commence it is proposed to extend these contracts.
The Executive Director Adults and Health will be asked to approve the extension of contracts under the Care and Support at Home Framework (2015).
The Executive Director Adults and Health has approved the extension of the 2015 Care and Support at Home Framework until 3rd July 2021 to enable smooth transition to the commencement of new Care and Support at Home arrangements on 4 July, 2021.
Publication date: 20/11/2020
Date of decision: 20/11/2020
Date comes into force if not called in: 02/12/2020
Call-in deadline date: 01/12/2020