Issue details

Direct Contract Award to Westminster Society for People with Learning Disabilities (WSPLD)

A waiver to the tendering requirements of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and approval for a direct contract award to WSPLD for the provision of a short breaks service for adults with learning disabilities and complex needs.  The direct award is for 20 months with an option to extend for a further 12 months.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/02/2019

Decision due: Before 31 May 2019 by Cabinet Member for Family Services and Public Health

Contact: Anna Waterman, Strategic Commissioner.

Consultation process

·         The direct award will facilitate the completion of necessary refurbishment work to secure resident and staff safety

·         The direct award will facilitate the completion of the acquisition and redevelopment of another property to enable planned remodelling of the service to be progressed and procured.

·         Detailed discussion with WSPLD and the Community Learning Disability Team in each borough (it is a joint contract with WCC)

·         Liaison with the Legal Team

·         Liaison with RBKC Group Accountant (ASC) and WCC’s Finance Manager (ASC)

·         Liaison with the Risk and Compliance Team

·         Liaison with the Bi-Borough ASC Procurement Team

·         There will be ongoing engagement and co-production with Carers, People who use the service and key stakeholders in monitoring and service design.