To purchase a number of block beds across all need types within the Older Persons Residential and Nursing service to support the discharge of clients from hospital with the increase caused by Covid-19; delegate authority to the Corporate Director for Adult Social Care and Health, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health, to review the bed and requirements and increase the numbers purchased providing the total cost remains within the approved limit of £2,494,828.44; and delegate authority to the Corporate Director for Adult Social Care to take other relevant actions, including but not limited to finalising the terms of and entering into required contracts or other legal agreements, as necessary to implement this decision.
Legal Implications (expanded)
This is being procured under Procurement Policy Note (PPN 01/20) was released in March 2020 setting out information and associated guidance on the public procurement regulations and responding to the current coronavirus, COVID-19, outbreak.
The regulation states that: in responding to COVID-19, contracting authorities may enter into contracts without competing or advertising the requirement so long as they are able to demonstrate the following tests have all been met:
1) There are genuine reasons for extreme urgency, eg: you need to respond to the COVID-19 consequences immediately because of public health risks, loss of existing provision at short notice, etc;
2) The events that have led to the need for extreme urgency were unforeseeable, eg:
3) It is impossible to comply with the usual timescales in the PCRs, eg:
4) The situation is not attributable to the contracting authority, eg:
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Division affected: (All Division);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/04/2020
This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.
Reason for urgency:
response to Covid-19 crisis
Decision due: 9 Apr 2020 by Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health
Reason: urgent decision
Lead member: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health
Lead director: Richard Smith
Department: Social Care, Health & Wellbeing
Contact: Clare Maynard, Head of Commissioning Portfolio - Outcome 2 and 3 03000 416449.
No public consultation or consultation with the cabinet committee planned because the decision is being taken as urgent.
Financial implications: The costs of each phase, the total weekly cost, and the cost for the 6 months are as follows: Phase Total cost (£) I 18525 II 12700.36 III 30784.58 Covid 33945 Total per week (£) 95954.94 Total cost - 26 weeks (£) 2494828.44 This will be funded via the Covid-19 budget
Legal implications: This is being procured under Procurement Policy Note (PPN 01/20) released in March 2020 setting out information and associated guidance on the public procurement regulations and responding to the current coronavirus - COVID-19 outbreak.
Equalities implications: EqIA is part of current service documentation