Decision details

Commissioning arrangements for developing NPT Mobile Response Service

Decision Maker: Social Services, Housing and Community Safety Cabinet Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decisions:

Decision:

 

That delegated authority be granted for the Head of Social Services to enter in a contract with Llesiant Delta Wellbeing for the delivery of a further Mobile Response Pilot, from April 2024 to the March 2025 to be provided to all areas of Neath Port Talbot.

 

For information in accordance with Contract Procedure Rule 7.2 that the requirement for competitive tendering is excluded for the direct award to Llesiant Delta Wellbeing, as it is a social care service contract in accordance with Contract Procedure Rule 7.1.11.

 

Reasons for Proposed Decision:

 

Decision on the recommendation is required to enable progression of the NPT agenda for an appropriate and timely response to falls as part of a wider fall's prevention strategy. The tight timescales imposed by the funding arrangements do not allow for procurement via tender at this point. Developing in house service may or may not offer more cost-effective solution, however, is not possible to achieve in the times scale, and we do not currently have the infrastructure to support this safely. Putting out to the open market at this point will cause delay and discontinuity of the developing mobile response service, resulting in a loss of momentum. A direct award for 1 year will ensure continuity and realistic timescale for scoping and implementation of the longer-term solution.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision is proposed for implementation following the three-day call-in period.

Publication date: 21/03/2024

Date of decision: 21/03/2024

Decided at meeting: 21/03/2024 - Social Services, Housing and Community Safety Cabinet Board

Effective from: 26/03/2024

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