Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Permission is sought to undertake a competitive tender exercise to procure a city-wide young carers service. The contract will commence on 2nd December 2019 for a period of 4 years with the option to extend by up to 24 months and will have an annual contract value of up to £305,725.
The Director of Children and Families agreed to:
a) Approve the procurement of a city-wide young carer support service via competitive tender. The contract will be for four years; commencing on 1st April 2020, expiring on 31st March 2024. There will be one option to extend of 24 months. The maximum contract value will be £305,725k p.a. (£161,473 Children & Families, £104,252 Adults & Health, £40,000 Leeds CCG).
b) Waive contract procedure rule 15.2 and to approve the tender split of 70% quality and 30% price.
c) Award a contract to the highest scoring bidder.
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children & Families
Other reasons / organisations consulted
A consultation process is underway as part of the development of a new Leeds Young Carers Strategy, which will inform this procurement:
Planned consultation with Executive Board
A wide range of stakeholders have been and will continue to be engaged with the development of the strategy and subsequent tender exercise. This includes representatives from:
- Young Carers and families
- Children & Family Services
- Adults & Health
- NHS Leeds Clinical Commissioning Group
- Third sector providers
Contact: Catherine Henderson 0113 37 85430.
Publication date: 13/08/2019
Date of decision: 21/08/2019
Effective from: 30/08/2019