Decision details

Authority to undertake a procurement exercise for the provision of a Personal Assistant (PA), managed bank account (MBA) and Payroll Service

Reference: D52664

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Authority to undertake a procurement exercise to commission a five year contract with the option to extend for a period of up to 36 months for the provision of a Personal Assistant (PA), Managed Bank Account (MBA) and Payroll Service for people in receipt of a Direct Payment of Personal Health Budget


The Director of Adults and Health :

  • Approved authority to proceed with a procurement process, as outlined in this report and in line with Contract Procedure Rules (CPRs) 3.1.8, to appoint a suitable provider/s to deliver the Personal Assistant (PA), Payroll and Managed Bank Account Service from 1st December 2021. The maximum contract value for two years is £820,000.  The contract value for 2 years and an option to extend up to 36 months is £2,050,000.
  • Approved the waiver of CPRs 9.1 and 9.2 to enter into an interim contract with Leeds Centre of Integrated Living (LCIL) from 1st April 2021 for a period of eight months to enable the facilitation of a six month mobilisation period under the current Direct Payment Support Service contract that is due to expire on 31st March 2021. 

Noted that:

·  The Director of Adults and Health 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 award.  This is subject to the decision being in line with the key principles and features as described in the report.


Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Through Members Briefings and other meetings via Skype.


Briefing to Executive member for Health, Wellbeing; as well as discussions with Directorate of Children and Families and the Integrated Commissioning Executive.


Contact: Caroline Baria, Deputy Director, Integrated Commissioning 011337 89914 Email:

Publication date: 20/01/2021

Date of decision: 28/01/2021

Effective from: 05/02/2021

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