Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To award the Contract for the Peterborough
Adult Advocacy Service starting in October 2023 and running for 3
years with an option to extend for 1 year
1. Awarded a contract for the Peterborough Adult Advocacy Services to POhWER,(registered company 03323040) following a successful procurement for a period of 3 years with the option to extend for a period of 1 year, from 5 February 2024 for a value of £897,966.12 (Contract year 1 value £242,880.78 and contract year 2, 3 and 4 value £218,361.78 per annum).
2. Authorised Peterborough City Council to enter into a Section 256 Agreement with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care Board for a contribution to costs associated with Peterborough City Council providing Adult Advocacy Services within Peterborough for a period of 3 years with the option to extend for a period of 1 year, from 5 February 2024 for a value of £153,980.57 (Contract year 1 value £41,649.79 and contract year 2, 3 and 4 value £37,443.59 per annum).
Award of the contract to the successful bidder POhWER will ensure Peterborough residents continue to be supported by an Advocacy Service and be independently represented where necessary without a gap in service.
The procurement process was compliant with procurement legislation in order to procure a new contract to replace that expiring on 4 February 2024. The new contract has been procured competitively in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, demonstrating best value and required quality.
Continue with current contractual arrangements without open tender - Would be a breach of Public Contract Regulations 2015 and would not explore competitive procurement and bring in improvements to service delivery or value for money. Terminate provision – Peterborough residents would lose access to statutory advocacy. This would be in direct violation of the acts listed in section 10.2
There were none.
There were none.
Publication date: 14/11/2023
Date of decision: 13/11/2023
Effective from: 18/11/2023