Decision details

Procurement Strategy To Commission An External Training Venue For Partners In Practice Programme

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This procurement strategy report seeks approval for the procurement of an external training venue for delivery of training courses facilitated by the Centre for Systemic Social Work (CFSSW). This service is hosted by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC) and the procurement will be led by the RBKC and WCC procurement teams. Hammersmith & Fulham will enter an inter-authority agreement with RBKC as the lead contracting authority and host of the service.




         That in accordance with the Council’s Contracts Standing Orders, Cabinet:


1        Approves the Business Case and Procurement Strategy as set out at appendix A of this report.


2       Approves the Council entering into an inter-authority agreement with RBKC as the lead borough hosting the Centre for Systemic Social Work (CfSSW).


3       Approves a waiver of the usual requirements of Contract Standing Orders 10 to 17 in relation to any Centre for Systemic Social Work services[1] (including the training venue) provided to Hammersmith & Fulham by RBKC accordingly, on the basis that a legislative exemption applies.


4        Delegates authority to the Director of Children’s Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children and Education, following the procurement exercise and prior to the award of a new contract for venue hire, to agree continued commitment to the service with RBKC and at annual intervals thereafter subject to best value and budget provision from course fee and DfE grant availability.



[1]        Those services will include staff to deliver the training, and the provision of a venue for the training to take place by way of RBKC directly awarding a contract to the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) for the current 2019/20 financial year and on completion of the procurement exercise, a new contract from 2020/21 onwards to the successful provider



Report author: Susan Hughes

Publication date: 08/10/2019

Date of decision: 07/10/2019

Decided at meeting: 07/10/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/10/2019

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