Decision details

Parkview Community Champions Project

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

This report recommends the novation of the existing contract for the provision of the Parkview Community Champions to the Urban Partnership Group with effect from 1st April 2019 - and a direct award of contract to UPG for the provision of the Parkview Community Champions project.

Decision:

1.    That the Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, acting on advice from the Strategic Director of Social Care approve a waiver under Contract Standing Orders 3.1 in relation to the competition requirement set out in CSO 10.2 on the grounds that this is in the council’s overall interest.

 

2.    That the Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care approves:

 

a)    The novation of the contract for the provision of Parkview Community Champions from White City Enterprise (WCE) to the Urban Partnership Group (UPG) with effect from 1st April 2019. The value of the contract for the period 1st April to 30th June 2019 is £11,250. The same as at present.

 

b)    A further direct award of contract to UPG for the Provision of Parkview Community Champions project. The project to commence on 1st July 2019 and have a duration of 21 months until 31st March 2021. The annual contract value is the same as at present, £45,000 per annum, a total value of £78,750 for the 21 months.

Reasons for the decision:

The recommendation for novation of the contract to UPG would ensure continuity of the service and continuation of the current contract. White City Enterprise have confirmed that they do not wish to continue to provide the services and UPG have confirmed they are willing to take on the contract.

 

Further the recommendation for the duration of the direct award to be two years is to provide stability and maintain the success of the Community Champions projects post commissioner, provider and management changes. A common renewal date in 2021 would also enable a more holistic view to be taken of the Hammersmith and Fulham Community Champions programme.

Alternative options considered:

The full section on options and analysis of options can be found in the report.

Publication date: 03/10/2019

Date of decision: 19/03/2019

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