Decision details

Turning Point Contract Extension - APR15/CMDN/34

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet Member:


1.    Extended the Council’s contract with Turning Point Ltd for a 1 year period, 1 April 2015 – 31 March 2016, to provide the Community Based Supported Living Service for a value not exceeding £1,432,477 excluding VAT.

2.    Authorised the Corporate Director of People and Communities to negotiate, prepare and complete any necessary contractual documentation.  


Reasons for the decision:

The council and Turning Point Ltd have during the term of the current contract worked on service improvements and enhanced value for money, and the contract extension will support the embedding of these objectives.


As all service users within the service are eligible for community care services, the contract will enable the council to fulfil its statutory duties with regard to the National Assistance Act 1948 and subsequent legislation. 


Alternative options considered:

The option of re-tendering the contract at the end of its fixed term was considered and rejected as there is on-going service development work being undertaken between Peterborough City Council and Turning Point Ltd to further improve the service and embed value for money initiatives introduced previously. Undertaking a re-tender and potentially changing the service provider would be a detriment to this service development work and embedding enhanced value for money initiatives.   

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Publication date: 07/04/2015

Date of decision: 07/04/2015

Effective from: 11/04/2015

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