Issue details

Day Services (Adults with Learning Disabilities) Contracts Extension

This report seeks approval to authorise the aware of contracts for the learning disability day service and volunteering services as listed in Appendix 1 from 31st March 2022 to 31st December 2023 under the existing contractual terms.


The procurement timetable for provision beyond March 2022 has been significantly impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. In addition, the proposed model for day opportunities and services that support people to volunteer, will need to be informed by the Adults’ Services strategy under development and due to be published in early February 2022.


The contracts with the providers of these services end on 31st March 2022 and the extension provisions allowed for in these contracts have already been utilised. Therefore, there will be a need to make a direct award of new contracts to the existing providers.


To allow sufficient time to codesign a detailed model and sourcing approach and implement the new model for day services, it is recommended that new contracts are awarded with current providers on existing terms to 31st December 2023.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/10/2021

Decision due: December 2021 by Executive Director Adults and Health

Lead member: Keith Hinkley, Director of Adults and Health

Contact: Diana Bernhardt, Senior Commissioning Manager (Learning Disabilities and Autism) Email: Tel: Mobile : 0795 5433471.

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


Background papers

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