Continued participation in an extended sub-regional contract for an independent Fostering Advice and Mediation Service.
To extend the contract with Fostering Network
for 6 months from 1 April 2020 to 31 September 2020. This will be
at a maximum cost to Herefordshire of £2,410 funded from the
safeguarding budget. During the extension period, a tender exercise
will be undertaken. However current exceptional circumstances
resulting from the Covid 19 pandemic, could delay the tender
To delegate authority to the assistant director education development and skills, to approve a further extension of up to 6 months to 31 March 2021, if required, at an additional cost of £2,410.
Staffordshire County Council, acting as the lead authority for procuring the joint contract on behalf of six authorities including Herefordshire Council, have confirmed that a waiver have been gained against their procurement rules.
Decision type: Non-key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/05/2020
Decision due: 15 May 2020 by Director of Children and Families
Contact: Chris Baird, Director for children and families Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01432 260264.