Authority to Direct Award a Contract for 4 months to Avery Health Care to Delivery 19 Rehabilitation Beds at Birchwood Grange Care Home (Officer Recordable Decision)
Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Adult Social Care & Health
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To request authority to award a direct award for 19 rehabilitation beds at the Aster Unit, Birchwood Grange for a period of 4 months.
That the Corporate Director Adult Social Care and Health:
i) Notes the Cabinet Member for Public Health and Adult Social Care has granted an exemption from the requirement to tender for a Contract for 19 rehabilitation beds.
ii) Notes the Contract Standing Order 89 considerations.
iii) Approves the direct award of the contract for the delivery of 19 rehabilitation beds at Aster Unit, Birchwood Grange, for a period of 4 months, from the 1 December 2022 to 31 March 2022, to Avery Health Care.
Reasons for the decision:
The Council requires the provision of 19 rehabilitation beds. Council officers have sought and obtained from the Cabinet Member for Public Health and Adult Social Care an exemption from the requirement to tender a contract for Avery Health Care to provide 19 rehabilitation beds from the Aster Unit.
Alternative options considered:
Officers have considered whether the 19 rehabilitation beds can be provided by the council itself but have concluded that it would not be possible to deliver the 19 rehabilitation beds due to financial and accommodation implications, and therefore this service is best provided by a contractor.
Officers have reviewed a range of procurement options but consider that a direct award to the named contractor is the most appropriate means of procuring a contractor.
Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Cabinet/Committee Decision or Scheme of Delegation: Officer scheme of delegation
Parties Consulted: Consultation with the Lead Member for Public Health and Adult Social Care has taken place.
Contact: Lorraine Regan, Programme Manager ICP Email: Lorraine.Regan@brent.gov.uk Tel: 020 8937 4162.
Publication date: 21/11/2022
Date of decision: 09/11/2022