Hampshire County Council

Executive Member - Social Care Item 6

23 January 2004

Authority to Negotiate a Single Tender to Extend Contract for Day Care for Older People in Gosport

Report of the Director of Social Services (Summary of CONFIDENTIAL DECISION)

Contact:

Jane Selvage

Alan Edwards

01329 514118

01962 847158

1.

SUMMARY

The following decision is sought:

That authority be given to the Director of Social Services to negotiate a single tender to extend a contract for day care for older people in Gosport.

2.

2.1

2.2

REASONS

The proposal represents the most economically viable arrangement for the County Council and will provide continuity of service for vulnerable people and their carers.

Social Care commissioning is fundamental to achieving the aims of "Maximising Life Opportunities". The focus on quality and cost contribute to "Improving Services" and the partnership approach with local care providers assists with "Achieving Economic Prosperity".

3.

Other options concerned and rejected:

Other options not considered appropriate due to specialist service provided within the existing contract.

4.

Conflicts of interest by the decision-maker or a member or officer

None

5.

Dispensation granted by the Standards Committee

None

6.

Dispensation granted by the Standards Committee

None

7.

Reason for the matter being dealt with if urgent

Not applicable

Approved by ....................................... Date of decision ..........................

Councillor Felicity Hindson