Decision details

Request to waive contract procedures rules 9.1 and 9.2 to award a contract, without competition, to Scope for delivery of an inclusion support service

Reference: D50201

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The current contract with Scope in Leeds ends on 31st March 2020 with no extensions available. A direct award to the current provider will ensure continuity of service provision whilst a commissioning options appraisal and subsequent competitive tender process takes place.


The Director of Children & Families approved the waiver of contract procedures rules 9.1 and 9.2 (high value procurements) to award a contract to the current provider of the Inclusion Support Service and the Play Partners service, Scope. The contract will commence on 1st April 2020 and will expire on 31st March 2021 with 1 option to extend for 12 months. The overall contract value will be £571,002.00 (£285,501 per annum).


Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children & Families


Current service provider, Social Care (Child’s Health & Disability Service) and PPPU & Commercial Services

Contact: Helen Thomas, Commissioning Manager 0113 37 86216 Email:

Publication date: 10/10/2019

Date of decision: 18/10/2019

Effective from: 26/10/2019

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