Issue details

Supported Living Services (Adults with Lifelong Disability, Autism, Mental Health) Contracts Award

In August 2020 the decision Report ref: AH08 (20/21 was made to commence a procurement to commission supported living services. The decision included delegation of the authority to award contracts to the Interim Executive Director Adults and Health now the Executive Director of Adults and Health (DASS).


The proposal included commissioning services which would lead to a reduced number of people in hospital, residential beds and placed out of county; increased number of people in settled and ‘most suitable’ accommodation; and to avoid disruption for existing supported living customers.


The procurement has been delayed because of the pandemic, and a decision Report ref: OKD42 20/21 was subsequently taken in November 2020 to extend the current contract arrangements for 4 months until 31st July 2021 and revise the procurement timetable with anticipated commencement for the new commissioning arrangements from 1st August 2021.


In accordance with both decisions, the procurement has been undertaken and the Executive Director of Adults and Health will be asked to award the contracts to successful bidders in July 2021 prior to the commencement on 1st August 2021 of the new commissioned Framework Agreement for the provision of Supported Living Services (Mental Health, Autism or a Lifelong Disability).

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/03/2021

Decision due: July 2021 by Executive Director Adults and Health

Lead member: Keith Hinkley, Executive Director Adults and Health

Contact: Lisa Loveman, Commissioning Manager Email: Tel: 033 022 23430.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.


Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050

Background3: A Strong, Safe and Sustainable Place


Background papers

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