Decision details

Housing Solutions Service Contract Extension

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Initiation of the contract extension period of two years to a contract expiry date of 30 September 2024 as detailed in the initial contract award.


1.        Recommendations

1.1      That the Cabinet Member agrees the permissible 2-year extension as Places for People Group have been delivering the service within a challenging demand environment to their key performance indicators alongside a continuous service development approach, within budget over the last 5 years.


2.        Reasons for Decision 


2.1      The service was competitively tendered across 4 service lots in 2017 for a 5 year plus 2-year term. The four lots were successfully awarded to one provider Places for People who are delivering the service in partnership with the Passage & Shelter.


2.2      The 2-year extension will be used to redesign this front-line service, consult with users by experience and utilising good practice and innovation from across the sector to ensure the future shape of the service is in line with the recommendations of the Westminster Housing Commission and the 

Fairer Westminster strategic vision - a Fairer Environment, Fairer Housing, Fairer Economy, Fairer Council, Fairer Communities. Which will be delivered work directly with our residents, communities and businesses we can build a more inclusive city that celebrates its diverse communities, and where residents, workers and visitors from all backgrounds will feel welcome and safe. 


Publication date: 29/09/2022

Date of decision: 29/09/2022

Effective from: 07/10/2022

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