Decision details

Approval to award places on the Pseudo DPS for Residential Care Providers - DEC18/CMDN/67

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


The Cabinet Member authorised the Corporate Director for People and Communities to make residential placements in care homes until 1 December 2028 (10-year contract) subject to:


           i.        Such placements being within the budget for the services;

          ii.        The placement meets the conditions set out in the choice directives;

        iii.        The placement is made in consultation with the Head of Strategic Finance;

        iv.        Individual  placements  are  made  in  accordance  with  the  Council’s  Financial Regulations;

          v.        The placement does not exceed the OJEU threshold per annum; and

        vi.        All individual placement agreements is completed/signed.


Reasons for the decision:

The recommendation set out in the report offers a flexible solution to meet the ChoiceDirective and maintain continuity of service provision for service users.


Alternative options considered:

Do nothing –  There  would be significant delays in placements being made that are required in emergency situations and potentially limit the Council’s ability to offer choice to service users as required under the Choice Directive. This option was therefore discounted on this basis.


Run a tender for every care home placement – This option was discounted as it would significantly delay placements that are often needed to be made in emergency situations and would conflict with the Choice directions set out in 4.7.


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Publication date: 18/12/2018

Date of decision: 18/12/2018

Effective from: 22/12/2018

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