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Decision details

Direct Payment Support Service - DEC17/CMDN/69

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Integrated Adult Social Care and Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To provide Direct Payment Support Services in Peterborough that will support the Council in meeting its statutory social care duties for vulnerable adults and children.




Approval to award a contract to PCVS from 01 March, 2018 to 28 February, 2021 with the option to extend for a further two one year extensions, in accordance with the Council’s Contract Rules

Reasons for the decision:

The proposed approach will support the Council in meeting its statutory duty to meet assessed social care need.


The tender was carried out in compliance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and in line with PCC Contract Procedure Rules.


Alternative options considered:

This tender/procurement process complied with the requirements as stated in PCC’s contract procedure rules. This procurement was conducted under the Light Touch Regime in line with the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and in line with PCC Contract Procedure Rules.


An open process was followed, therefore no pre-qualification was required for this procurement exercise.


The Invitation to Tender was published and 6 bids were received. One was non-compliant as it failed to submit any tender documents; therefore, 5 bids were evaluated. The evaluation process included method statement questions, a presentation, pricing assumptions and price evaluations.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:


Publication date: 07/12/2017

Date of decision: 07/12/2017

Effective from: 13/12/2017

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