Decision details

Contract Award - Sentiment Research Consultancy Services

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Public Services Reform

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

One of the priorities of the administration is to empower communities by offering residents the opportunity to have a say about decisions and services that affect them and provide genuine opportunities for residents to be involved. To support this, the Council wishes to appoint a specialist agency to deliver engagement activities on complex and sensitive issues across a range of local government services. This will involve engagement activities with residents, local communities and internal staff, to enable local people to take maximum benefit from local services and to support the organisation’s improvement.

Due to limited in house capacity, engagement consultants are needed to facilitate that process immediately.

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member for Public Services Reform approves the award of a contract for Sentiment Research Consultancy Services to The Campaign Company for a total value of £99,999 over a two-year contract, following a compliant procurement process.

Reasons for the decision:

The Council is committed to doing things with residents rather than to them. This requires sophisticated engagement tools to enable the engagement of local residents on issues affecting local people. In turn, this gives local residents the opportunity to have a say about decisions and services that affect them and provide genuine opportunities for residents to be involved.

 

The Council wishes to use a specialist agency with a proven track record to deliver successful engagement activities on complex and sensitive issues across a range of local government services, with residents, local communities and internal staff.

Alternative options considered:

Not applicable.

Publication date: 03/06/2019

Date of decision: 31/05/2019

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