Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Public Services Reform
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
This report seeks Cabinet Member approval
relating to two contracts for older people’s support and
social inclusion services. The first, for floating support and
advice surgeries is provided by Notting Hill Genesis (at the time
the contract was let this was Notting Hill Housing Trust (Society
number 16558R) who have since merged with Genesis Housing
Association Limited (Society number 31241R)) and Bishop Creighton
House – who provided activity sessions for over
1. It is recommended that that the Strategic Director of Social Care and Public Service Reform in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Public Service Reform approve a waiver under the Contract Standing Orders (CSO) 3.1 in relation to the competition requirements of CSO 10.2 (to either call off a framework or to advertise the contract and seek public quotations) on the grounds that it is in the Council’s overall best interest as it provides continuity of service whilst an evaluation of the current demand for the service is conducted and a review of potentially more sustainable ways of providing this service to residents.
2. Further it is recommended that that the Strategic Director of Social Care and Public Services Reform in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Public Services Reform approve the direct award of a contract to Notting Hill Genesis for floating support and drop-in surgeries for seven months to 31 May 2019 at a cost [detailed in the exempt report].
1) Allow both contracts to expire 31 October 2018. These are not statutory services so the council has no obligation to continue with them. However, some of the services are helping people to maintain independence and this intervention can reduce the need for more higher cost health and social care services.
2) Re-procure all the current services. As there is not enough time to undertake a tender process by the end of October 2018, both the current contracts will need to be extended by a minimum of five months to allow for this.
3) Allow the Bishop Creighton House contract to expire on 31 October 2018 and extend the Notting Hill Genesis contract by seven months. Officers consider that the Bishop Creighton House contract is not currently cost effective and is duplicating services delivered by others.
Publication date: 30/11/2018
Date of decision: 01/11/2018