Issue details

Approval to award six contracts that make up the Community Short Breaks portfolio - KEY/12NOV18/02

The Cabinet Member for Children's Services:


1.    Approved the award of the following contracts which will make up the portfolio of Community Short Break services. These contracts will commence 1st April 2019 and will last for a period of three years with the option to extend up to 24 months. The total value of the contracts is £325,000 per year.


·         Service A1 - Large Groups 7-11 years (Vivacity)

·         Service A2 - Large Groups 7-11 years (Circles Network)

·         Service B1 - Large Groups 11-19 years (Vivacity)

·         Service B2 - Large Groups 11-19 years(Circles Network)

·         Service C - Small Groups 7-11 years (Circles Network)

·         Service D - Small Groups 11-19 years (Circles Network)

·         Service E - One to One Support (Circles Network)

·         Service F - Sleep Management Programme (Scope)


2.    Authorised the Corporate Director of People & Communities to extend the contracts for a further period of up to 24 months at a cost agreed at the tender stage, plus any variations during the initial term of the contract should Peterborough City Council (PCC) exercise the option to extend.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings greater than £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/10/2018

Decision due: Not before 24th Dec 2018 by Cabinet Member for Children's Services

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Children's Services

Lead director: People and Communities

Department: People and Communities

Contact: Carrie Gamble, Commissioner Tel: 01733 863931; Email: Tel: 01733 863931.


Consultation took place with parents and carers of children and young people with disabilities and complex needs to develop the portfolio of services. The service specifications were coproduced with parent carer representation and social care colleagues.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Children and Education Scrutiny Committee