Issue details

Approval of Contract Award to Adult Social Care Providers

With the approval of the Chairman of Adults and Communities Scrutiny Committee, the urgency procedure, special urgency procedure, and waiver of call-in procedure have been invoked to suspend the requirement to publish notice of the decision for 28 days, to suspend the requirement to publish the decision for five days, and to subject the decision to a three day call-in period. These procedures have been invoked as it is imperative the recommendations are carried urgently. Failing to do so will result in services not being provide and members of the public being at risk of serious harm. These issues will manifest in the form of providers no longer providing their services to vulnerable people as a result of not being able to continue to sustain the significant increase in costs which have been a result of COVID-19.

 

The Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Health & Public Health authorised the Council to award a 10% uplift to adult social care providers to contribute to the significant increase in costs which have been born out of the COVID-19.

 

This uplift is to be effective as of 20th April 2020 and applied until the end of June. The cost will be up to £1.5m until the end of June 2020.  .

Decision type: Key

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

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/04/2020

Decision due: May 2020 by Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Health & Public Health

Lead member: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Health & Public Health

Lead director: Executive Director People and Communities Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Councils

Department: People and Communities

Contact: Oliver Hayward, Head of Business Management and Commercial Operations Assistant Director, Commissioning Cambridgeshire County Council & Peterborough City Council Email: oliver.hayward@peterborough.gov.uk Tel: 01733 863910.

Consultation process

Due to the urgent nature of this uplift this decision is pursuing the urgency, special urgency and as a result seeking to waive the call in procedure. This decision is taken following consultation with the Section 151 officer, Corporate Director of People and Communities.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Adults and Communities Scrutiny Committee

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