Decision details

Approval to seek authority to invite tenders for the provision of social care support and rehabilitation recovery services and to seek authority to vary an existing contract for properties at Essex Road (Recordable Officer Decision)

Decision Maker: Strategic Director - Community Well-being

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


a. authority is granted to invite tenders as required by Contract Standing Orders 88 & 89 the following supported living MH services under the Framework 4 in line with the procurement timetable detailed in the decision report: 6 bed female mental health service currently delivered from Property A, Essex Road (24 hour); 8 bed male mental health service currently delivered from Property B, Pound Lane (24 hour); and, 5 bed male mental health service currently delivered from Property C, The Mall (9am-5pm)

b. authority is granted to vary the contract for properties on Essex Rd and The Mall by extending only the services provided under the contract for these properties on Essex Road and The Mall for a period of 4 months until 31st October 2019 so that the re-procurement of 3 services can be done simultaneously.

Reasons for the decision:

It is proposed to extend two of the three services detailed in the decision for a shorter period (4 months) so that the service provision end dates are aligned. This will permit the council to recommission the services at the same time, and achieve greater efficiencies within the financial year.

Alternative options considered:

N/A - the services need to be recommissioned.

Member/s' declarations of interest /: None

Contact: Helen Woodland, Operational Director, Adult Social Care Email: Tel: 020 8937 6168.

Publication date: 08/07/2019

Date of decision: 04/06/2019