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Contract for Domestic Abuse Services

Decision Maker: Deputy Executive Leader, Director of Finance, Director of Governance and Pensions, Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Decision:

 

PROCUREMENT STANDING ORDERS WAIVER DECISION NOTICE SERVICE AREA:

Adults Services & Operations and Neighbourhoods

SUBJECT MATTER:

CONTRACT FOR DOMESTIC ABUSE SERVICE

VALUE OF CONTRACT:

 

The total contract value over 5 years is: £2,694,090

1 April 2019 – 31 March 2024

Y1 £626,818

Y2 £546,818

Y3 £506,818

Y4 £506,818

Y5 £506,818

DECISION:

That approval is given under Procurement Standing Order D3.3 to award the above contract to New Charter Homes Ltd (part of the Jigsaw Group) where fewer than three quotations being received..

DECISION TAKER(S):

Sandra Stewart – Director of Governance and Pensions (Borough Solicitor)

Kathy Roe – Director of Finance

Councillor Bill Fairfoull – Executive Member for Finance and Performance

Councillor Allison Gwynne – Executive Member for Neighbourhood Services

DATE OF DECISION:

(To be inserted by Borough Solicitor once signed by all authorising persons)

21 December 2018

REASON FOR DECISION:

The Report of the Director of Operations and Neighbourhoods seeks authority under Procurement Standing Order C5.3 to award the contract following the tender exercise for the continuation of a Domestic Abuse Service which has been completed. 2 (two) tenders were received and the results are within the enclosed document.

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS REJECTED (if any):

Cease tender exercise at evaluation stage and not award.

This would allow the existing contract to end at the end of March 2019. This is not an acceptable option as the Domestic Abuse Service provides essential support services to help reduce and respond to domestic abuse within the borough and would result in no domestic abuse provision in Tameside. This service includes the provision of IDVAs (Independent Domestic Violence Advocates) which are a statutory function performed by Tameside MBC, a women’s refuge, dispersed provision and recovery programmes for victims and their children.

REASONS FOR BOROUGH TREASURER’S DECISION

The cost of this contract is to be split across Operations & Neighbourhoods, Population Health and Children’s Services with sufficient budget provision in each area for the duration of the contract.

 

REASONS FOR BOROUGH SOLICITOR’S DECISION

Under paragraph D.3.2 and D.3.3 of the Council’s Procurement Standing Orders a report has to be written with a full justification (as attached) with details of the evaluation where less than 3 tenders have been received. for approval by the Director of Governance and Pensions and the Director Finance who have to consult the Deputy Executive Leader and the relevant Executive Member. A review needs to be undertaken as to why there were less than 3 bidders and whether this is of concern for future procurement processes and if we know this is a small market how we can best ensure and demonstrate getting value for money.

CONFLICT OF INTEREST:

None

 

REFERENCE DOCUMENTS:

 

Report of Emma Varnam, Assistant Director, signed on 14 December 2018.

 

Telephone: 0161 342 3337

E-mail: emma.varnam@tameside.gov.uk

 

2. Procurement file obtainable from Francine Cooper, Planning & Commissioning Officer, in the Adults Directorate.

 

Publication date: 04/01/2019

Date of decision: 04/01/2019