Issue details

Re-commissioning of Community Based Social Support Services OKD26 19/20


The County Council is committed to providing early help and prevention services to adults across the County which support people to remain outside of personal budget funded services for as long as possible, maximising individual strengths and local assets to support this outcome.


In April 2019 the Cabinet Member for Adults and Health approved the procurement of community based social support for people with lifelong disabilities, autism and/or complex needs. Following Key Decision AH02 (19/20) the tender process commenced in June 2019.


Following completion of a compliant, open and competitive procurement experienced providers have been found.


The Executive Director Adults and Health is requested to award the contract to the bidders that have provided the most advantageous tender.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 08/10/2019

Decision due: 31 December 2019 by Interim Executive Director Adults and Health

Lead member: Kim Curry, Executive Director Adults and Health

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

Consultation process


Extensive stakeholder consultation and engagement has informed this procurement including an online survey and market event.  In addition, Impact Advocacy service facilitated focus groups to help the council understand prevention service experiences to inform the re-commissioning process.


Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made to the Executive Director People Services, via the officer contact, by the end of October 2019.



Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 0330 033 26050

Background3: A Stong, Safe and Sustainable Place


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