Decision details

Learning Difficulties, Housing Care & Support Services Direct Award

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To directly award a number of contracts delivering housing care and support in the Adult Social Care Integrated Commission Division.


2.        Recommendations

2.1          Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Public Health in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health approved the direct award of two contracts on new terms and conditions as listed in the table below for 18 months. The 18-month period will be from 1st October 2021 until 31 March 2023.

Contract Title

Contract Description


Annual Contract Value*

(Interim contract) 18 month value

Supported Housing - Learning Disabilities

Block purchased (and some spot purchased) supported Housing / Living

LDN London



Residential Care – Learning Disabilities

Residential Care for People with Learning Disabilities at Barnard Lodge and Florey Lodge

LDN London




2.2          The Director of Commercial Partnerships and the Executive Director of Adult Social Care and Public Health, approved the recommendation to the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health, who approved a waiver of the Westminster Procurement Code from the requirement to undertake a competitive tendering exercise, to permit to directly award the above contracts for 18 months, commencing from 1 October 2021. 


3.        Reasons for Decision 


3.1.         We recommend a direct award to the incumbent providers of the Learning Disability Housing Care and Support provision to allow for service continuity to a vulnerable client group, to allow time to develop a new framework to rationalise the market to transfer a range of placements ranging from larger group homes to individual spot placements and floating support.


Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 10/06/2021

Date of decision: 09/11/2021

Effective from: 17/11/2021