The Director of Children & Families agreed to waive contract procedure rules 9.1 and 9.2 (high value procurements) to award a contract to The Appropriate Adult Service (TAAS) Ltd without competition for the provision of a West Yorkshire Appropriate Adult Service. The contract will commence on 1st April 2021 and will expire on 31st March 2023 with the option to extend for 12 months. The value of the contract is £207,769. If the extension was taken up the total contract value would be £623,307. The contract is on behalf of the West Yorkshire Local Authorities and the Leeds financial contribution is £55,659 p.a.