Decision details

Bath West Children's Centre Service Procurement (WL)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Communities and Culture

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The Bath West Children’s Centre Service is a key part of the Early Help offer for Bath and North East Somerset. The contract expires at the end of March 2023 but it is recommended to extend for a further year until March 2024 before considering the future longer term tender options to allow sufficient time to ensure the future children’s centre service aligns with emerging national key policies and areas of work, such as Family Hubs and SEND Review, to ensure that we go out to tender for the right service.

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agrees that the Bath West Children’s Centre servicecontract shallbe awardedto thecurrent provider(Action for Children)for afurther yearfrom 1st April2023 until31st March2024.

Reasons for the decision:

To enable alignment in the re-commissioning of the Bath West children’scentre servicewith emergingnational keypolicies andareas of work.

Alternative options considered:

The option to undertake a tender exercise for a new contract to commencein April2024 wasconsidered butdiscounted toallow time to consider the impact of emerging policies.

Publication date: 27/07/2022

Date of decision: 27/07/2022

Effective from: 04/08/2022

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