Issue details

Request to Modify the Community Home Care Service Contract under Public Contract Regulations 2015, Section 72

Brief Description

The Community Home Care Service contract expires 31st May 2021 and work is currently underway to develop a completely new home care model for Leeds based on community wellbeing teams. This is a significant change programme which commenced in 2019 and the directorate has now implemented an 18 moth pilot project, which commenced in September 2020, to test and develop the new model of care. There has been a delay to the commencement of the pilot project due to the impact of the Covid pandemic on the health and social care sector in the city therefore, to allow this pilot to progress and the learning to be realised so that it can inform any future model of home care support, a modification to the current home care contract is required. This modification will extend the period of the original contract for up to 12 months from 1st June 2021, with an option for a further 12 month period. The decision to modify the contract in this way would be taken under section 72 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

Impact On Wards[1]


Financial and procurement implications[2]

As home care is a statutory service for the authority to provide, the cost of the services is included in the Adults and health base budget. There will not be any additional financial impact as a result of this decision. The directorate will through a separate decision, review the fees paid for home care services.


[1] List the wards to be affected by the decision and give a brief overview of the impact expected.

[2] Give brief details of the impact of the decision to be taken (is this a new procurement or the extension of an existing contract, what is the magnitude of spend / saving associated with the decision)

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/02/2021

Decision due: March 2021 by Director of Adults and Health

Lead director: Director of Adults and Health

Department: Adult and Health

Contact: Caroline Baria, Deputy Director, Integrated Commissioning 0113 378 9914 Email:

Consultation process

The Executive Member for Health, Wellbeing and Adults will be consulted.


Cllr Fiona Venner


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