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Decision details

Award of Eight Contracts for the Provision of Accommodation and Support Services for Young People

Decision Maker: Executive Director, People Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Award of 8 contracts for the provision of accommodation and support services for young people.

 

The contracts will be awarded for 18 months to include provision for breaking early and some level of flexibility in terms of wider strategic needs of the services.

Decision:

It has been decided to award 18 month contracts from 1st april 2019 to 30th September 2020 (the contracts include provision for breaking early and some level of extension to provide flexibility in terms of the wider strategic needs of the service).  The contracts will be awarded to:

 

1.    Guinness Care for the provision of accommodation and support to young people with low-medium needs at a cost of £237,200 per annum for 18 months;

 

2.    Cherrytree Support Services Ltd for the provision of accommodation and support to young people with medium-high needs at a cost of £313,030.98 per annum for 18 months;

 

3.    Roundabout Ltd for the provision of accommodation and support to young people with medium-high needs at a cost of £270,422 per annum for 18 months;

 

4.    YWCA Yorkshire for the provision of accommodation and support to young women with medium-high needs at a cost of £160,000 per annum for 18 months;

 

5.    Young Women’s Housing Project for the provision of accommodation and support to young women with medium-high needs at a cost of £154,869 per annum for 18 months;

 

6.    Roundabout Ltd for the provision of a mediation service at a cost of £29,004 annual for 18 months;

 

7.    DePaul UK for the provision of a supported lodgings service at a cost of £26,225 core costs over 18 months plus up to six placement fees at a cost per placement being the difference between Housing Benefit allowance and £150 per week.  De Paul will be required to claim the maximum housing benefit per young person.  Any services required beyond six will be spot purchased at a cost of £112.49 per week at the discretion of the Council and within the resources available, to a maximum of £86,000; and

 

8.    Roundabout Ltd for the provision of a floating support service at a cost of £225,818 per annum for 18 months.

Reasons for the decision:

The decision has been taken subsequent to the Leader’s approval of the proposal to re-procure eight housing related support contracts with a view to a contract(s) being awarded for 18 months for the period from 1st April 2019 to 30th September 2020 with an appropriate break clause to enable earlier termination in the event that a new delivery model is ready for implementation, and extension clauses to provide flexibility if required.

Alternative options considered:

The tenders were advertised on Yortender, a tendering and contracts system used by Sheffield City Council.  Panels of commissioners evaluated the tenders received based on quality and price.  Awards have been made to the bids achieving the highest scores in each Lot.

Publication date: 13/03/2019

Date of decision: 08/02/2019