Decision details

Decision to enter into a contract for the Family Drug and Alcohol Court (FDAC) service

Reference: D50637

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


  • The current contract between LCC and Barca-Leeds for the FDAC service which ends on 31st March 2020 is valued at £80k per annum.
  • Arrangements were being put in place to secure funding at the current level however the local authority has recently been successful in securing additional funding, including from the Department for Education, to expand the service which will require a key decision.
  • FDAC is closely aligned to a large number of important national and regional strategy, policy and priorities in criminal justice, children’s services, health and economic development.



The Director of Children and Families agreed to:


a)  Grant authority to procure the Family Drug and Alcohol service (FDAC) utilising the negotiated procedure without publication of a notice with Barca-Leeds for the provision of the service from 6th April 2020.


b)  Approve the award of a contract to Barca-Leeds for delivery of the FDAC service for the period 6th April 2020 to 5th April 2022 with the option to extend up to 24 months at a value of £960,010 for two years.


c)  Grant approval to waive CPR 15.2 to change the tender evaluation quality threshold for the FDAC service procurement exercise to be based on 100% quality.


Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Portfolio Holder: The Executive Member for Children & Families

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Consultation with the Police and Crime Commissioner, health colleagues within the Clinical Commissioning Group and the provider has taken place whilst considering the longer term future and funding of the FDAC service.

Contact: Daniel Clark, Commissioning Officer 0113 3785429 Email:

Publication date: 06/03/2020

Date of decision: 16/03/2020

Effective from: 24/03/2020

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