Decision Maker: Executive Director Adults and Health
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The tender for Care and Support at Home which initially commenced in February 2020 and was subsequently paused as a result of the first wave of the pandemic has reached the point at which a decision is required regarding the award of the new arrangements. Following a number of risks and concerns having been raised and reviewed the proposal for decision is not to award the procurement. It is proposed that current contractual arrangements through established framework agreements be extended whilst fresh plans for the service and its procurement are made as soon as is practicable. Potential suppliers will be engaged both in relation to the reasons for the decision and the options for participating in the current framework.
The Executive Director Adults and Health has approved that;
(1) the procurement of Care and Support at Home Services be abandoned;
(2) a new model for the service be developed and procured as soon as practicable; and
(3) arrangements to extend the 2015 Care and Support at Home Framework Agreement until July 2022 with a further possible extension of 6 months and to commission services through the 2015 Care and Support at Home Framework Agreement and through the Domiciliary Care spot purchase Framework Agreement as a reserve position, be approved.
Publication date: 01/06/2021
Date of decision: 01/06/2021
Effective from: 11/06/2021