Decision details

Reforming Specialist Housing

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Report seeks approval for a new strategic framework for specialist housing and a waiver of the contract standing orders to directly award 15 contracts.


1.         That Cabinet agrees the strategic framework in relation to the Specialist Housing Programme, and its key principle of the right home with the right support at the right time as the basis to improve outcomes for residents.


2.         That Cabinet approves a waiver of the Contract Standing Orders requirement to seek competitive tenders prior to contract award to enable the Council to directly award a range of contracts to incumbent providers. This will enable holistic, strategic commissioning of the Specialist Housing pathway.


3.         That Cabinet agrees that officers will present further reports which will set out full procurement strategies and strategic business cases in relation to the care leavers and young people, rough sleeping, and mental health pathways.


4.         To approve a direct award of contracts to providers, as set out in table 1 in the exempt report, to enable a consolidated strategic re-commissioning approach.

Report author: Nick Kimber

Publication date: 05/12/2018

Date of decision: 03/12/2018

Decided at meeting: 03/12/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 10/12/2018

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