Decision details

Request to waive Contract Procedure Rules to award a 12 month contract to BARCA Leeds without competition

Reference: D46250

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Request to waive Contract Procedure Rule (CPR) 9 to award a contract to Barca Leeds for continued delivery of the Youth Inclusion Commission from 1/4/18 to 31/3/19, whilst the review of youth work provision is completed.


The Director of Children and Families approved the waiver of CPR 9.1 and 9.2 – high value procurements and award a 12 month contract to Barca Leeds from 1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019  with a value of £340k, without going out to competition.


Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

The provider has been consulted and is in agreement with this proposal.

The Executive Member for Children and Families is being regularly consulted on plans for the review of youth work, including scope, purpose and timescales.

Ward Members including Children’s Champions have also been consulted on scope, purpose and timescales.

Extensive consultation with a wide range of stakeholders is currently underway to inform the review of youth work provision. The outcomes of this review may impact on how this service is commissioned from April 2019 onwards.


Children and young people

Elected Members

Internal and external providers including non-commissioned

Partner agencies

Independent academics

Contact: Chris Dickinson, Head of Commissioning, Strategy & Commissioning 0113 3783611 Email:

Publication date: 09/02/2018

Date of decision: 19/02/2018

Effective from: 27/02/2018

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