Decision details

Award of Contracts for the Respite Care & Accommodation Services for Adults with Learning Disability/Autism in Peterborough* - SEP23/CAB/37

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to approve: 

 

  1. the award of Contract to Hereward Care Services Limited (company number 04044871) for the provision of Respite Care & Accommodation Services for Adults with Learning Disability / Autism for  

 

Lot 1: six shared social care beds at a total cost of £429,240 per annum; being a total of £4,292,400 for the possible duration of ten (10) years)across all beds (budget to be uplifted annually as per the Inflation Strategy through the business plan) for a period of five years from 1st November 2023, with an option to extend up to a maximum period of five years in two increments; three years plus a further two years, making a possible total contract period of ten years and;  

 

  1. the award of Contract to Hereward Care Services Limited (company number 04044871) for the provision of Respite Care & Accommodation Services for Adults with Learning Disability / Autism for  

 

Lot 2: five health beds at a cost of £393,562 across all beds for a period of one year from 1st November 2023  

 

  1. the Council entering into a Collaboration Agreement with Integrated Care Board to set out the funding arrangements for the Lot 2 Contract. 

 

Reasons for the decision:

 

REASONS FOR THE DECISION  

 

Statutory requirement under the Care Act 2014 to support needs of individuals with assessed health and social care needs 

  

· Support of carers to give a break  

· To support individuals to gain independence for future move to supported living and development of life skills  

 

The reason for the recommendations is to continue the high-quality support to approximately 50 people per year plus their families and carers. Not providing the service would lead to a breakdown in support and pressures across the health and social care system such as earlier entry in supported living or residential support. 

 

Alternative options considered:

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED  

 

Continue with current contractual arrangements without open tender: Would be a breach of Public Contract Regulations and would not explore competitive procurement and bring in improvements to service delivery or value for money. Terminate provision – people with planned respite would lose their support and their families and informal carers would lose their break. There would be pressures across along the social care system such as emergency admissions, safeguardings and pressure on permanent residential services. 

 

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

There are none.

Background Documents:

There are none.

Publication date: 18/09/2023

Date of decision: 18/09/2023

Decided at meeting: 18/09/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/09/2023

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