Decision details

To approve the awarding of a care contract for Bishopsfield and St Edmunds extra care schemes - DEC20/CMDN/59

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


The Cabinet Member authorised the award of contract to Longhurst Group for the delivery of care and support in two extra care schemes, Bishopsfield in Walton and St Edmunds Court in Hampton. This contract will be for a period of 3 years, with an optional one year extension.


The contract will start from 1 March 2021 to 29 February 2024 with an optional extension of 12 months. The annual contract value for the fixed elements of the service (i.e. waking nights and floating support/activities) will be £205,787. The contract value for the assessed care hours is subject to fluctuation as it is dependent upon the care needs of people living in the schemes – in October 2020, the annualised amount for this aspect of the contract was £520,916.

Reasons for the decision:

The tender process was compliant with procurement legislation and the service was procured in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015. The contract to be awarded is recommended as it represents good value for money and provides services that meets the quality standards.

Alternative options considered:

Public contracts must be exposed to competition when their current contractual arrangements end in accordance with Public Procurement Regulations 2015 and indeed to comply with the Council’s Standing Orders.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


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Publication date: 24/12/2020

Date of decision: 24/12/2020

Effective from: 07/01/2021

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