Issue details

Independent Adoption and Special Guardianship Order (SGO) Support Services Contract Award

To agree the outcome of the Independent Adoption and Special Guardianship Order (SGO) Support Services Contract tender and award the contract.

Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/07/2014

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
Since drafting the decision paperwork, it has transpired that the current provider is unable to continue to deliver the service up to the planned start time of the new contract, and as a result some gap in provision may arise. To avoid this, it was requested that this decision be subject to the formal urgency procedure which is in place as part of the County Council’s decision-making process, and agreement secured from the Chairman of the Scrutiny Committee.

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Decision paperwork will include commercially-sensitive information, as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972

Department: Social Care, Health & Wellbeing

Contact: Thom Wilson, Head of Strategic Commissioning (Children's) Michelle Hall: 07834 417649 Thom Wilson: 01622 696682 Email:, Michelle Louise Hall, Commissioning Manager - Children Living Away From Home Email:


The current contracted service provider has been informally consulted as part of the commissioning process. In addition views from Specialist Children’s Services have been sought together with an analysis of customer feedback which has all been used to develop the service model.

Financial implications: Michelle Hall Commissioning Manager - Chidren Living Away From Home 07834 417649 Thom Wilson Head of Strategic Commissioning - Children's 01622 696682

Legal implications: 14/00074

Equalities implications: This is not a key decision


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