Proposed decision: Contract variation to the Kent Learning Disability Advocacy Contract to incorporate Community Advocacy for People with a Learning Disability.
How the decision relates to Corporate Objectives:
Supports the outcome outlined in ‘Increasing opportunities, Improving outcomes’, which states that the Council wants older and vulnerable residents to be safe and supported, with choices, to live independently.
Financial Implications: The overall value of the Kent Learning Disability Advocacy contract is £1.1m. The annual cost of the Community Advocacy for People with a Learning Disability contract is currently £268k per annum.
Legal Implications: Throughout the tender for the Kent Learning Disability Advocacy contract it was clearly stated that, although Community Advocacy for People with a Learning Disability was out of the scope of this contract, the right was reserved to include this provision within the contract at a later date. By stating this throughout the tender and contract documentation, Corporate Procurement is satisfied that a contract variation can legally be made to incorporate Community Advocacy for People with a Learning Disability into the existing Kent Learning Disability Advocacy contract.
Equality Implications: An EqIA was completed when the Kent Learning Disability Advocacy Contract was originally tendered. The EqIA has been updated to include this proposed change and no further risks have been highlighted.
The matter is referred to in the Directorate Business Plan/Medium Term Capital Programme.
Decision type: Key
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Division affected: (All Division);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/01/2017
Decision due: Not before 7th Feb 2017 by Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health
Reason: in order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements
Lead member: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health
Lead director: Mark Lobban
Department: Social Care, Health & Wellbeing
Contact: Sarah Challiss, Commissioning Officer 07540 673387 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The decision to tender for all statutory and non-statutory advocacy services was endorsed by the Adult Social Care and Health Cabinet Committee on 10 July 2015. The recommendation report identified the need to consider the most appropriate option to re-commission the Community Advocacy for People with a Learning Disability when that contract ends on 31 March 2017.
The proposed decision will be considered by the Adult Social Care and Health Cabinet Committee on 30 January 2017 and the outcome of that meeting included in the decision paperwork which the Cabinet Member will be asked to sign.
Other consultation planned or undertaken:
The Kent Learning Disability Partnership Board will be consulted regarding implementation.
Financial implications: Sarah Challiss Commissioning Officer 07540 673387 email@example.com
Legal implications: 16/00142