1. To approve the award of a contract to Metropolitan Housing Trust (MHT) for the delivery of a supported living service for adults with learning disabilities. The initial term of the contract will be for three-year commencing 11 July 2022 to 10th July 2025 (with the option to extend for up to a further period of two years). The core value of this contract over the five-year term is £1,624,770. The estimated core cost over the initial three-year period is £974,862. The estimated core cost of thetwo-year extension period is £649,908. Over the lifetime of the contract there will also be an additional annual cost of flexible hours at the hourly rate of £17.87. The number of flexible hours will vary and is dependent on residents’ needs. The current estimate of flexi hours over the 5-year contract is 69,086 which equates to a cost of £1,234,558.
2. To approve the expenditure of £33,145, through the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG), which includes a payment of £17,145 to MHT to cover set up costs for the new building and a payment directly to the eight residents and their families to assist in furnishing their new flats of £2,000, a total of £16,000.