Issue details

Direct Award Report of Spot Contract to Living With Equal Opportunities

This is a decision to directly award a 2-year spot contract worth £340 000 to Living With Equal Opportunities (LWEO) in order to regularise existing arrangements starting 1st October 2024 to 30th September 2026

The reason for this decision is to ensure that residents have access to a responsive and good quality service in an area with insufficient local provision and to allow time for commissioners to coproduce a new model for day opportunities to be tendered for in 2025/6.

A timeline and plan is in place the co-production and governance around a new service model to take place by the end of this contract extension.???

2 years also provides enough time to monitor the contract and terminate it if it is found to be underperforming

A waiver will go to Contract Assurance Board.

A strategy paper for a reprocurement will be presented in 2025.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure/Income above £300K - Revenue up to £500k and Capital up to 1.5m;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 08/07/2024

Report Type: Key Decision;

Decision due: Before 8 Aug 2024 by Deputy Leader

Lead member: Councillor Ben Coleman

Lead director: Executive Director of People

Department: Social Care Department

Contact: Lydia Sabatini Email: