Issue details

Contract Award: Child Protection and Court Teams

To approve the award of a contract for a managed service to provide four Child Protection and Court social work teams from 28 November 2022 to 31 March 2023, at a value of up to £1.2m, with potential to extend for up to 12-months if required at a further maximum value of £3.4m subject to appropriate governance, bringing the total potential value to £4.6m should the full extension option be required.



Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/10/2022

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The contract provides for 4x managed teams of children's social workers, currently holding c240 cases. The current interim contract ends on 25 November 2022. It is intended to award a new contract following a competitive procurement exercise by mid-November to allow for a short mobilisation period before the new contract commences on 28 November 2022.

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Decision due: 23 November 2022 by Cabinet member children and families

Lead member: Cabinet member children and families

Lead director: Corporate Director - Children & Young People

Department: Children and Young People

Contact: Richard Watson, Senior Commissioning Manager - All age disability Email: Tel: 01432 383047.