Venue: County Hall, New Road, Oxford
Contact: Julie Dean Tel: (01865) 815322; E-Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Request for Exemption from Contract Procedure Rules for a Residential Care Service for People with a Learning Disability provided by The Camden Society PDF 90 KB
Forward Plan Ref: 2014/162
Contact: Samantha Broadbent, Commissioning & Contracts Officer Tel: 07917 534264
Report by Director for Adult Social Services (CMDASC4).
The Council originally tendered these residential care services under a 1 year contract, with a one year extension clause. This extension ends at the end of February 2015. The intention of this contract was to remodel the residential care services as supported living in accordance with the Council's strategic commissioning plan. Due to lack of engagement by the landlord (Housing Solutions Group) it has not been possible to carry out the remodelling exercise. The Camden Society has proposed an alternative approach which involves replacing the existing properties with mainstream housing acquired on the open market. The Camden Society is proposing to enter into a partnership with a specialist housing provider. The remodelling exercise will take up to two years. It is therefore considered that the most favourable option is to approve an exemption to the Council's Contract Procedure Rules to enable the Camden Society to remodel the residential care services as supported living for people with a learning disability. Once these schemes have been remodelled a mini-competition will be carried out using the Learning Disability Framework Agreement.
The Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care is RECOMMENDED to approve the exemption from the Council’s Contract Procedure Rulesin respect of a contract for Residential Care Services for People with a Learning Disability provided by the Camden Society.