Agenda item - Young People’s Housing Advice and Supported Accommodation Tender

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Young People’s Housing Advice and Supported Accommodation Tender

Report of Executive Director, Health & Adult Social Care (copy attached).

 

Decision:

(1)       That the proposals to procure new contracts for a Young People’s Housing Advice service and a Family Mediation Service be approved.

 

(2)       That delegated authority be granted to the Executive Director of Health & Adult Social Care, following consultation with the Executive Director Neighbourhoods, Communities & Housing and Executive Director of Families, Children & Learning, to:

(i)         carry out the procurement and award of the new contracts referred to in 2.1 above each with a term of three years and an option to extend the term by up to a further two years;

(ii)        grant the two year extension in relation to each contract referred to in 2.1 above, subject to performance of the relevant contractor.

 

(3)       That the proposals to procure a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of supported accommodation for young people between the ages of 16 and 25 be approved.

 

(4)       That delegated authority be granted to the Executive Director of Health & Adult Social Care, following consultation with the Executive Director Neighbourhoods, Communities & Housing and the Executive Director of Families, Children & Learning, to:

(i)         carry out the procurement of the DPS referred to in 2.3 above;

(ii)        agree the term of the DPS;

(iii)       award and let the DPS; and

(iv)       award and let call-off contracts under the DPS.

 

(5)       That the set-aside of funding for the development and future commission of Peer Mentoring and Move On Facilitator roles be approved.

 

(6)       That it be noted that the commissioning and procurement plan for young people’s advice and supported accommodation services will be aligned with objectives within the Brighton and Hove Pledge to Children and Young People in Care, the Housing and Support Commissioning Strategy for Young People 2013, the Homelessness Strategy 2014-19, the Rough Sleeping Strategy 2016, and the Council’s priorities for the integration of social care and health through Better Care.

 

(7)       That a progress report be submitted to a future Housing & New Homes Committee.

Minutes:

44.1    The Committee considered a report of the Executive Director, Health & Adult Social Care following consultation with the Executive Director, Neighbourhoods, Communities & Housing & Executive Director, Families, Children & Learning which explained that the Council’s Families, Children & Learning and Health & Adult Social Care directorates jointly commissioned services for the prevention of homelessness of young people between the ages of 16 & 25.  These services were available to vulnerable young people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, and need support to live safely and accommodation services required retendering in 2016-17.  The existing contracts for these services come to an end in March 2017 and this provided an opportunity to focus resources in response to changing need.

 

44.2    The report was presented by the Commissioning & Performance Manager.

 

44.3    Councillor Mears referred to paragraph 2.2 in which it was recommended to grant delegated authority to the Executive Directors.  She considered this was taking away members’ authority and referred to paragraph 7.3 which stated that Housing & New Homes Committee had responsibility for exercising the council’s functions for the commissioning of housing related support services.  Councillor Mears requested a report back to Housing & New Homes Committee.

 

44.4    Councillor Mears referred to paragraph 3.6 and stated that she was pleased to see that there had been a very thorough procurement process.  She was also pleased to see it acknowledged in the report that housing related support services was a function of the Housing & New Homes Committee. 

 

44.5    The Commissioning & Performance Manager confirmed that she was happy to bring a progress report back to the Committee.

 

44.6    RESOLVED:-

 

(1)      That the proposals to procure new contracts for a Young People’s Housing Advice service and a Family Mediation Service be approved.

 

(2)      That delegated authority be granted to the Executive Director of Health & Adult Social Care, following consultation with the Executive Director Neighbourhoods, Communities & Housing and Executive Director of Families, Children & Learning, to:

(i)       carry out the procurement and award of the new contracts referred to in 2.1 above each with a term of three years and an option to extend the term by up to a further two years;

(ii)      grant the two year extension in relation to each contract referred to in 2.1 above, subject to performance of the relevant contractor.

 

(3)      That the proposals to procure a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of supported accommodation for young people between the ages of 16 and 25 be approved.

 

(4)      That delegated authority be granted to the Executive Director of Health & Adult Social Care, following consultation with the Executive Director Neighbourhoods, Communities & Housing and the Executive Director of Families, Children & Learning, to:

(i)       carry out the procurement of the DPS referred to in 2.3 above;

(ii)       agree the term of the DPS;

(iii)      award and let the DPS; and

(iv)     award and let call-off contracts under the DPS.

 

(5)      That the set-aside of funding for the development and future commission of Peer Mentoring and Move On Facilitator roles be approved.

 

(6)      That it be noted that the commissioning and procurement plan for young people’s advice and supported accommodation services will be aligned with objectives within the Brighton and Hove Pledge to Children and Young People in Care, the Housing and Support Commissioning Strategy for Young People 2013, the Homelessness Strategy 2014-19, the Rough Sleeping Strategy 2016, and the Council’s priorities for the integration of social care and health through Better Care.

 

(7)      That a progress report be submitted to a future Housing & New Homes Committee.

 

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