Issue details

Care and Support at Home Framework Extension

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).

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/08/2020

Decision due: November 2020 by Executive Director Adults and Health

Lead member: Keith Hinkley, Executive Director Adults and Health keith.hinkley@westsussex.gov.uk

Lead director: Executive Director Adults and Health

Contact: Juliette Garrett, Senior Commissioning Manager (Adults) Email: juliette.garrett@westsussex,gov.uk Tel: 033 022 223748.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Interim Executive Director Adults and Health, via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken

Consultees

Cabinet Member for Adults and Health

Director of Law and Assurance

Director of Finance and Support Services

Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050

West Sussex Plan Priority: Indpendence in Later Life

Decisions

Background papers

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