Issue - meetings

Gateway 1: Care at Home - Additional Provision (adults)

Meeting: 29/10/2019 - Cabinet (Item 17)

17 Gateway 1 - Procurement Strategy Approval: Additional Care at Home Provision for Adults

To agree the procurement strategy outlined in the report.

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Councillor Victoria Mills, having declared a non-pecuniary interest in respect in this item, withdrew from the meeting while this item was being discussed and a decision made.




1.  That the procurement strategy outlined in the report be approved, with particular regard to:


a)  Creating a North lot that will comprise an additional three care at home providers in the area and a South lot that will comprise an additional two care at home providers.  This secures an equitable number of providers (seven) in the north and south areas of the borough.  The proposed lots are to align with the Local Care Network (LCN) boundaries and the Primary Care Network.


b)  The framework is for a period of up to four years until 2024, to align the additional five providers with the current Care at Home contracts.  This alignment will provide further investment in the Southwark Ethical Charter at an estimated contract value of £7.4 million.


2.  That the approval of award decisions (Gateway 2) for this be procurement be delegated to the strategic director of children's and adults' services in consultation with the cabinet member for children, schools and adult care.