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Decision details

Decision details

Procurement of future advocacy services during the 12 month extension period of the Advonet contract 1st April 2017 - 31st March 2018

Reference: D44145

Decision maker: Director of Adult Social Services

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval to procure future advocacy services during the 12 month extension period of the Advonet contract (YORE-96DJ4Q) from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2018


The Director of Adult Social Services approved the recommendation to authorise Commissioning Officers to commence a re-procurement of advocacy services between 1st April 2017 and March 31st 2018 with the new contract starting on 1st April 2018, with an estimated annual budget of £1,001,228.

The Commissioning Officer will liaise with PPPU regarding the procurement exercise to ensure CPRs, and due process, are adhered to.

The Director of Adult Social Services will use her delegated authority to take commissioning decisions which will be a direct consequence of this key decision, for example approval of the detailed specifications for procurement and subsequent contract awards.  These will be significant operational decisions.  This is subject to the decisions being in line with the key principles and features as described in the report.

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

A review of the service was undertaken in September 2016 which involved detailed consultation with all relevant stakeholders. In addition there is robust contract monitoring in place to ensure service outcomes are met.


Service users, Referrers, NHS and ASC staff, Advonet staff and volunteers, 3rd Sector workers.

Contact: Mick Ward, Head of Commissioning 0113 3783912 Email:

Publication date: 17/02/2017

Date of decision: 27/02/2017

Effective from: 07/03/2017

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