Decision details

Direct award and tender of Extra Care services - JUL20/CMDN/18

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Health & Public Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


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The Cabinet Member:


1. Directly awarded three services to Longhurst (as incumbent provider) on the basis of the financial savings offered. The contract would be for 2 years 7 months at a total cost of £2,340,818.

2. Noted the procurement of the remaining two schemes.

3. Authorised a 7 month extension in order to allow sufficient time for the procurement exercise above. The total value of the exemption would be £506,952.

Reasons for the decision:

The direct award to Longhurst will provide continuity of service to people living in those three schemes.


The soft market testing demonstrated that the direct award to Longhurst secures immediate Best Value and is financially sustainable for the Council.


The extension of the contract to Hales will provide continuity of service whilst the service is being tendered.

Alternative options considered:

Tendering all five services was considered, however, the soft market testing exercise demonstrated this was likely to result in significantly increased costs across all five schemes. This would mean the Council incurring increased costs above those already outlined in this paper.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:


Publication date: 24/07/2020

Date of decision: 24/07/2020

Effective from: 30/07/2020

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