Decision details

Direct award of contract- Developing and improving Early help arrangements in Herefordshire

Decision Maker: Corporate Director - Children & Young People

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Herefordshire Councils Ofsted report highlighted that some children do not receive the right help at the right time and that the Early Help offer in Herefordshire is limited.

To address this Herefordshire Council has commissioned PeopleToo an external facilitator to assist with a strategic piece of work to develop, in conjunction with voluntary sector partners, effective multi-agency early help arrangements in Herefordshire.

PeopleToo have the required relevant experience and are able to mobilise swiftly, this enables grant funding awarded to be fully utilised in the timescales required.

Peopletoo’s pricing against other providers listed on the ESPO framework for this particular lot is considered to demonstrate good value when considered in conjunction with their capacity to mobilise in a short timeframe and successfully delivering a local project on behalf of the council in short timescales.

The ESPO framework has been utilized which is available to the council to make call offs and award contract, this is considered a compliant procurement route in line with the councils contract procedure rules.

Contact: Darryl Freeman, Corporate Director, Children and Young People Email:

Publication date: 21/03/2024

Date of decision: 14/03/2024

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