Decision details

Request approval to jointly procure a service to provide accommodation and support for vulnerable young people, care leavers and unaccompanied asylum seeking children (UASC) in Leeds. This report also seeks authority to waive Contract Procedure Rule

Reference: D49799

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families, Director of Resources and Housing

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To seek authority to procure a new integrated service model to provide accommodation and support for young people, care leavers and unaccompanied asylum seeker children. The new contract will start on 1st July 2020 and be for 5 years (with potential option to extend for up to three years).

Decision:

The Director of Resources and Housing & Director of Children and Families jointly approved the requests to:

• grant authority to procure the ‘service to provide accommodation and support for vulnerable young people, care leavers and unaccompanied asylum seeking children’ using the open procedure with negotiation

• approve a contract length period of five (5) years, with the option to extend for up to three (3) years with a maximum budget of £4.4 million per annum

• grant approval to waive CPR 15.2 to change the tender evaluation quality threshold for the ‘service to provide accommodation and support for vulnerable young people, care leavers and unaccompanied asylum seeker children’. The procurement exercise will be based on 70% quality and 30% price.

And noted that:

the Director of Resources and Housing and Director of Children and Families will use their delegated authority to take commissioning decisions which will be a direct consequence of this Key Decision. These will be at most a Significant Operational Decision. This is subject to the decisions being in line with the key principles and features as described in this report.

Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Routine briefings

Consultees

Executive Member for Communities

Executive Member for Children and Families

Executive Member for Adults and Health

Contact: Joanne Buck, Commissioning Programme Leader 0113 3789372 Email: Joanne.Buck@leeds.gov.uk.

Publication date: 26/06/2019

Date of decision: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 12/07/2019

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