Decision details

Gateway 1 - Children's Residential Care and Independent Fostering Agencies (IFA)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval of a procurement strategy to join a framework




1.  That the procurement strategy outlined in the report for the delivery of children’s residential care and independent fostering agencies (IFAs), via the West London Alliance’s Framework that operates as a dynamic purchase vehicle (DPV) the estimated value of approximately £13 million per annum, for a period of three years making a total approximate contract value of £39 million with a start date of March 2020 be approved.


2.  That it be noted that the approval of the procurement strategy would also involve joining the West London Alliance, with an estimated cost of £89,000 per annum for an intimal term of three years from 1 March 2020 to 28 February 2023, making an estimated total cost of £252,000 for three years which includes a one-off implementation cost of £12,000 in year 1.


3.  That the award of the decision in the gateway 2 contract be delegated o the strategic director for children’s and adults’ services in consultation with the lead cabinet member for children’s  schools and  adults’ services as detailed in paragraph 51  of the report.

Report author: David Quirke-Thornton

Publication date: 05/02/2020

Date of decision: 04/02/2020

Decided at meeting: 04/02/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 13/02/2020

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