Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
In July, Cabinet granted permission to procure
for the following contracts: Early Help Services 0-12; Early Help
Services 11-19 and the Careers Information Advice and Guidance
service in each of the Local Committee Areas. This paper will
present the results and recommendations of the evaluation panels in
order that Cabinet can approve the award the 3 contracts
Cabinet received a joint report from the Corporate Directors – Children’s services and Resources in relation to the award of three Early Help contracts: Early Help Services 0-12; Early Help Services 11-19; and the Careers, Information, Advice and Guidance service.
Each contract would be awarded to commence on 1st April, 2015, for a period of four years with an option for the Council to extend the contract for two further periods of two years beyond the end of the contract.
The results of each evaluation panel were set out in the report for Members information.
The Cabinet Member for Children’s Services moved amended recommendations as set out in the resolution below
(1) to ensure continuity of service Cabinet agrees that the contract for the provision of services for young people aged 0-12 is awarded to those providers detailed in Appendix A to the report;
(2) in order to ensure service continuity and to achieve both greater control and flexibility for the provision of both universal and targeted services, Cabinet agree the transition of services for young people aged 11-19 to an in-house service delivery model. In order to effectively manage the change Cabinet agree to extend the contracts with the current providers detailed in Appendix B to the report for a period of six months;
(3) the contract for the provision of Careers Information, Advice and Guidance Service be awarded to the current provider as detailed in appendix C to the report.
Report author: John Barrett
Publication date: 23/12/2014
Date of decision: 18/12/2014
Decided at meeting: 18/12/2014 - Cabinet
Effective from: 03/01/2015