1. That the procurement strategy outlined in the report for the Southwark Works Employment Support Commissioning Framework for four years commencing on 1 July 2023, for a maximum total value of £9.26m be approved, which will be split between:
a. An estimated maximum annual spend of £1.815m by Southwark Council
b. A total additional spend of £2m to accommodate possible future external funding sources.
2. That it be noted that the tenders for the initial call-off contracts will be invited from suppliers at the same time as inviting applications to the framework. The call off contracts will be for a period of two years with an option to extend by a further period of two years.
3. That authority be delegated to the chief executive (or relevant senior officer with responsibility for the service) to approve the gateway 2 report for the establishment of the framework and the award of individual call off contracts for the reasons set out in paragraph 21 of the report and in accordance with contract standing orders.