Decisions

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Decisions published

31/03/2021 - Various licence applications/permissions/consents made under the Licensing Act 2003 for the month of March 2021 ref: 1218    Recommendations Approved

Various licence applications/permissions/consents made under the Licensing Act 2003 for the month of March 2021.

Decision Maker: Director of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services

Decision published: 12/04/2021

Effective from: 31/03/2021

Decision:

Individual decisions made in accordance with the provisions of the relevant legislation are detailed on the attached document.

Lead officer: Brian Murray


23/02/2021 - Declarations of Interest ref: 1189    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: General Licensing Committee

Made at meeting: 23/02/2021 - General Licensing Committee

Decision published: 06/04/2021

Effective from: 23/02/2021

Decision:

There were no declarations of interest reported at the meeting.


23/06/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Martin Gray Academy ref: 1215    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award to Martin Gray Academy in respect of support for a number of children across the Borough of Darlington.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 30/03/2021

Effective from: 23/06/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award to Martin Gray Academy be agreed in respect of support for a number of children across the Borough of Darlington for a contract term of 18 months at a cost of £243,000.

Reason - The award will enable the service to continue until a TV procurement exercise has been completed.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


23/06/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Hartwell School, Witherslack Group ref: 1214    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of day placement for a young person at Hartwell School, Witherslack Group.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 30/03/2021

Effective from: 23/06/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of day placement for a young person at Hartwell School, Witherslack Group for a contract term of 25 months at a cost £207,063.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


23/06/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Continuation of Routes on the Home to School Transport DPS ref: 1213    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award to J&C Coaches, Garnetts Coaches, Macs Taxis, RTS, United Taxis, S&R Cars,1AB Taxis, Delta Coaches, Compass Royston, Enterprise Travel, Paul Trenholme and Hodgson Coaches in respect of continuation of routes on the Home to School Transport DPS.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 30/03/2021

Effective from: 23/06/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award to J&C Coaches, Garnetts Coaches, Macs Taxis, RTS, United Taxis, S&R Cars,1AB Taxis, Delta Coaches, Compass Royston, Enterprise Travel, Paul Trenholme and Hodgson Coaches be agreed in respect of continuation of routes on the Home to School Transport DPS for a contract term of 15 months at a cost of £1,969,532.

Reason - The routes will be retendered in 2021 and prices remained fixed from the initial quotation process.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


26/05/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Sovereign ref: 1212    Recommendations Approved

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award to Sovereign be agreed in respect of front and rear door replacements.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 30/03/2021

Effective from: 26/05/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award to Sovereign be agreed in respect of front and rear door replacements for a contract term of 10 months at a cost of £500,000.

Reason - The award will enable the works to continue as the current supplier has gone into administration. A competition will be carried out on the Contractors DPS.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


20/05/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Hollyhurst Independent Hospital ref: 1211    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of adults residential placement with Hollyhurst Independent Hospital.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 30/03/2021

Effective from: 20/05/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of adults residential placement with Hollyhurst Independent Hospital for an ongoing contract term at a cost of £200,217.60.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


07/05/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Oaklands ref: 1210    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of adults residential placement with Oaklands.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 30/03/2021

Effective from: 07/05/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of adults residential placement with Oaklands for an ongoing contract term at a cost £234,630.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


09/06/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Cade Care ref: 1209    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of adults residential placement with Cade Care.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 30/03/2021

Effective from: 09/06/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of adults residential placement with Cade Care for a contract term of 4 years at a cost of £720,000.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


07/05/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Careline Lifestyles ref: 1208    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of adults residential placement with Careline Lifestyles.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 30/03/2021

Effective from: 07/05/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of adults residential placement with Careline Lifestyles for an ongoing contract term at a cost of £321,152.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


07/05/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Cleveland View Care Home ref: 1207    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of adults residential placement with Cleveland View Care Home.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 30/03/2021

Effective from: 07/05/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of adults residential placement with Cleveland View Care Home for an ongoing contract term at a cost of £552,684.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


24/04/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Supporting Independence ref: 1206    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of children's residential placement with Supporting Independence.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 30/03/2021

Effective from: 24/04/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of children's residential placement with Supporting Independence for a contract term of 12 months, with an option to extend for a further 6 months, at a cost of £184,488.72.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


24/04/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Durham House ref: 1205    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of adults residential placement with Durham House.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 29/03/2021

Effective from: 24/04/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of adults residential placement with Durham House for a contract term of 4 years at a cost of £128,108.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


24/04/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Oil NRG Ltd ref: 1204    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award to Oil NRG Ltd in respect of NEPO307 Liquid Fuels.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 29/03/2021

Effective from: 24/04/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award to Oil NRG Ltd be agreed in respect of NEPO307 Liquid Fuels for a contract term of 12 months at a cost of £486,828.

Reason - NEPO have delayed the procurement exercise due to COVID-19 under Regulation 72 of the Public Contract Regulations.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


24/04/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Hundens Park Care Home ref: 1203    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of adults residential placement with Hundens Park Care Home.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 29/03/2021

Effective from: 24/04/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of adults residential placement with Hundens Park Care Home for an ongoing contract term at a cost of £140,778.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


24/04/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Darlington NHS CCG ref: 1202    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award to Darlington NHS CCG in respect of prescriptions issues in relation to Public Health Services such as Nicotine Dependence, Opioid dependence, substance dependence and LARCs and IUCDs.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 29/03/2021

Effective from: 24/04/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award to Darlington NHS CCG be agreed in respect of prescriptions issues in relation to Public Health Services such as Nicotine Dependence, Opioid dependence, substance dependence and LARCs and IUCDs for a contract term of 4 years at a cost of £192,000.

Reason - This is a statutory requirement and will be contracted monitored by the Public Health Team.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


17/04/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Barnardos ref: 1201    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award to Barnardos in respect of the provision of CSE and Missing from Home.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 29/03/2021

Effective from: 17/04/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award to Barnardos be agreed in respect of the provision of CSE and Missing from Home for a contract term of 13 months at a cost of £103,919.85.

Reason - The service is critical to enable the Council to fulfil their duties under the Children Act. A re-procurement is currently not an option due to the current COVID-19 situation. A procurement exercise will be carried out to implement a new contract following the Direct Award.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


17/04/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Urgent Foster Care Placement, A1 Foster Care ref: 1200    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of urgent foster care placement with A1 Foster Care.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 29/03/2021

Effective from: 17/04/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of urgent foster care placement with A1 Foster Care for a contract term of 4 years at a cost of £301,267.20.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


17/04/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Hawksbury House ref: 1199    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of adults residential placement with Hawksbury House.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 29/03/2021

Effective from: 17/04/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of adults residential placement with Hawksbury House for an ongoing contract term at a cost of £125,344.56.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


17/04/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Elan Care ref: 1198    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of adults supported living placement with Elan Care.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 29/03/2021

Effective from: 17/04/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of adults supported living placement with Elan Care for an ongoing contract term at a cost of £198,928.70.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


17/04/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Homeless Housing Related Support ref: 1197    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award with 700 Club, YMCA, Humankind, Foundation Housing, Creative Support and Safe Families in respect of homeless housing related support.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 29/03/2021

Effective from: 17/04/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed with 700 Club, YMCA, Humankind, Foundation Housing, Creative Support and Safe Families in respect of homeless housing related support for a contract term of 8 months at a cost of £679,871.

Reason - The award is to enable a strategic review and is within Regulation 72 of the Public Contracts Regulations.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


08/04/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - NHS Business Service Authority ref: 1196    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award with NHS Business Service Authority in respect of NHS Business Service Authority Chargers.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 29/03/2021

Effective from: 08/04/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed with NHS Business Service Authority in respect of NHS Business Service Authority Chargers for a contract term of 4 years at a cost of £1,200,000.

Reason - This is a statutory responsibility under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to provide medicines as part of Public Health Services.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


02/04/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Lot 1 School Transport Services ref: 1195    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award with Macs Taxis, United Taxis, RTS Taxis, 1AB, S&R Cars, Hodgson and Paul Trenholme in respect of Lot 1 School Transport Services.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 29/03/2021

Effective from: 02/04/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed with Macs Taxis, United Taxis, RTS Taxis, 1AB, S&R Cars, Hodgson and Paul Trenholme in respect of Lot 1 School Transport Services for a contract term of 3 months at a cost of £183,302.68.

Reason - Supplier relief due to COVID-19.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


02/04/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Lot 2 School Transport Services ref: 1194    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award with Garnetts Coaches, Macs Taxis, United Taxis, RTS Taxis, J&C Coaches, Delta Coaches and S&R Cars in respect of Lot 2 School Transport Services.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 29/03/2021

Effective from: 02/04/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed with Garnetts Coaches, Macs Taxis, United Taxis, RTS Taxis, J&C Coaches, Delta Coaches and S&R Cars in respect of Lot 2 School Transport Service for a contract term of 3 months at a cost of £142,632.

Reason - Supplier relief due to COVID-19.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


02/04/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - School Transport Services ref: 1193    Recommendations Approved

That the contract procedure rules be waived and agree direct contract award with Delta Coaches, J&C Coaches, Enterprise Travel, Garnetts Coaches, Hodgsons and Compass Royston in respect of Lot 4 School Transport Services.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 29/03/2021

Effective from: 02/04/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed with Delta Coaches, J&C Coaches, Enterprise Travel, Garnetts Coaches, Hodgsons and Compass Royston in respect of Lot 4 School Transport Services for a contract term of 3 months at a cost of £162,318.20.

Reason - Supplier relief due to COVID-19.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


08/04/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Homes by Esh ref: 1192    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of Link Road by Homes by Esh.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 29/03/2021

Effective from: 08/04/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award to Homes by Esh be agreed in respect of a Link Road for a contract term of 18 months at a cost of £166,000.

Reason - Housing Infrastructure Fund was approved by Homes England.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


08/04/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - NEAS Cedar House ref: 1191    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of children's residential placement with Cedar House, NEAS.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 29/03/2021

Effective from: 08/04/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of children's residential placement with Cedar House, NEAS for a contract term of 20 months at a cost of £330,404.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


08/04/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - The Grange, Witherslack ref: 1190    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect children's residential placement at The Grange, Witherslack.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 29/03/2021

Effective from: 08/04/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of children's residential placement at The Grange, Witherslack for a contract period of 2.5 years at a cost of £668,690.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


03/09/2019 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Durham Constabulary ref: 1188    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award to Durham Constabulary in respect of Multi Agency Partnership, SARC and MARAC.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 03/09/2019

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award to Durham Constabulary be agreed in respect of Multi Agency Partnership, SARC and MARAC for a contract period of 4 years at a cost of £130,000.

Reason - This provides positive partnerships with other statutory agencies working with the same client groups.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


06/08/2019 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Care Connect (DCC) ref: 1187    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award to Care Connect (DCC) in respect of the Home from Hospital Service, procured by DCC.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 06/08/2019

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award to Connect Care (DCC) be agreed in respect of the Home from Hospital Service, procured by DCC for a contract period of 12 months with an option to extend for 2x12 months at a cost of £227,970.

Reason - DCC are extending the Contract and benchmarking has been carried out.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


06/08/2019 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Deerness Fencing and Landscaping Ltd ref: 1186    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award to Deerness Fencing and Landscaping Ltd to create ponds and hibernacula structures and Ingenium Parc.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 06/08/2019

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award to Deerness Fencing and Landscaping Ltd be agreed to create ponds and hibernacula structures at Ingenium Parc for a contract period of 4 weeks at a cost of £150,000.

Reason - A procurement exercise was carried out but a decision was made to award only part of the works. The additional works are to be retendered.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


06/08/2019 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Gainford Care Home ref: 1185    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of adult residential placement with Gainford Care Home.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 06/08/2019

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of adult residential placement with Gainford Care Home for an ongoing contract period at a cost of £117,024.96.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


09/07/2019 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Framework for the provision of Day Opportunities ref: 1184    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award to Age UK North Yorkshire and Darlington, Darlington Mind, Potens and the Grange Care Home in respect of framework for the provision of day opportunities.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award to Age UK North Yorkshire and Darlington, Darlington Mind, Potens and The Grange Care Home be agreed in respect of framework for the provision of day opportunities for a contract period of 12 months at a cost of £113,856.70.

Reason - The award is to enable a review of the services and a procurement exercise to carried out.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


17/03/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - St Philip's Care ref: 1183    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of adult residential placement with St Philip's Care.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 17/03/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of adult residential placement with St Philip's Care for an ongoing contract period at a cost of £125,553.02.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


03/03/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Breckenbrough ref: 1182    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of day placement for a young person with Breckenbrough.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 03/03/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of day placement for a young person with Breckenbrough for a contract period of 18 months at a cost of £109,645.50.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


18/02/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Breckenbrough ref: 1181    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of day placement for a young person with Breckenbrough.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 18/02/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of day placement for a young person with Breckenbrough for a contract period of 18 months at a cost of £109,645.49.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


18/02/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Darnton Suite, Hundens Park Care Home ref: 1180    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of adult residential placement at Darnton Suite, Hundens Park Care Home.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 18/02/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of adult residential placement at Darnton Suite, Hundens Park Care Home for an ongoing contract term at a cost of £140,778.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


18/02/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Durham County Council ref: 1179    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award to Durham County Council in respect of a shared service agreement with Durham County Council for the provision of a Home Improvement Agency.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 18/02/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed to Durham County Council in respect of a shared service agreement with Durham County Council for the provision of a Home Improvement Agency for a contract period of 4 years at a cost of £480,000.

Reason - Soft market testing has been carried out and it is unlikely that there are any other providers of this service in the area.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


04/02/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Delta Executive Travel ref: 1178    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award to Delta Executive Travel in respect of Transport Route 210.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 04/02/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award to Delta Executive Travel be agreed in respect of Transport Route 210 for a contract period of 4 years at a cost of £129,600.

Reason - The award is to ensure that this route could run along side another two routes with this supplier awarded via the Framework.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


08/01/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Alzheimer's Society ref: 1177    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award to Alzheimer's Society in respect of Dementia Advisor Service.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 08/01/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award to Alzheimer's Society be agreed in respect of dementia advisor service for a contract period of 1 year at a cost of £154,125.

Reason - The award will provide continuation of the service and contract monitoring will ensure value for money.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


08/01/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Durham House ref: 1176    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award to Durham House in respect of adult domiciliary care package.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 08/01/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award to Durham House be agreed in respect of adult domiciliary care package for an ongoing contract term at a cost of £128,108.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


10/12/2019 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Harbour Support Services ref: 1175    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award to Harbour Support Services in respect of Domestic Abuse Outreach Support.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 10/12/2019

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed for Harbour Support Services in respect of Domestic Abuse Outreach Support for a contract period of 2 years with an option to extend by (1+1) at a cost of £360,000.

Reasons - This award will enable the Council to join the DCC Contract.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


10/12/2019 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Foundation ref: 1174    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award to Foundation in respect of Durham and Darlington Offender Service.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 10/12/2019

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed for Foundation in respect of Durham and Darlington Offender Service for a contract term of 2 years with an option to extend by 1+1 at a cost of £511,200.

Reason - The supplier is able to maintain level of service within a budget and contract monitoring will continue to monitor the service.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


10/12/2019 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Hunden's Care Home ref: 1173    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of adult residential placement with Hunden's Care Home.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 10/12/2019

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of adult residential placement with Hunden's Care Home for an ongoing contract period at a cost of £140,778.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


10/12/2019 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Elliot House (Paramount Care) ref: 1172    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of adult residential placement with Elliot House (Paramount Care).

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 10/12/2019

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of adult residential placement with Elliot House (Paramount Care) for an ongoing contract period at a cost of £253,859.22.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


21/01/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Middleton Oaks, Middleton Hall Retirement Village ref: 1171    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of adult residential placement with Middleton Oaks, Middleton Hall Retirement Village.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 21/01/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of adult residential placement with Middleton Oaks, Middleton Lodge Retirement Village for an ongoing contract period at a cost of £216,160.25.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


21/01/2020 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Middleton Oaks, Middleton Hall Retirement Village ref: 1170    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of adult residential placement with Middleton Oaks, Middleton Hall Retirement Village.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 21/01/2020

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of adult residential placement with Middleton Oaks, Middleton Hall Retirement Village for an ongoing contract term at a cost of £231,084.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


10/12/2019 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Springfield Care (Potens) ref: 1169    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of adult day service with Springfield Care (Potens).

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 10/12/2019

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of adult day service with Springfield Care (Potens) for an ongoing contract term at a cost of £26,366.16.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


10/12/2019 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Ascot Care ref: 1168    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of domiciliary care package and day care service with Ascot Care.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 10/12/2019

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of domiciliary care package and day care service with Ascot Care for a contract term of 4 years at a cost of £197,939.39.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


26/11/2019 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - ESS ref: 1167    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award with ESS in respect of CCTV maintenance repairs and 24 hour call out service.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 26/11/2019

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed with ESS in respect of CCTV maintenance repairs and 24 hour call out service for a contract term of 18 months at a cost of £150,000.

Reason - A procurement exercise was carried out, the successful supplier has failed to provide the service and ESS have agree to the contract terms.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


26/11/2019 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Family Help ref: 1166    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of Women's Refuge Service, Family Help.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 26/11/2019

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of Family Help Women's Refuge Service for a contract term of 12 months with the option to extend by 12 months at a cost of £156,000.

Reason - To secure this vital service and to allow for pending legislation to be taken into account.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


10/12/2019 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Darlington Citizens Advice Bureau Financial Inclusion Crisis Support Service ref: 1165    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of Darlington Citizen Advice Bureau Financial Inclusion Crisis Support Service.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 10/12/2019

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of Darlington Citizen Advice Bureau Financial Inclusion Crisis Support Service for a contract term of 12 months with an option to extend by 12 months at a cost of £200,000.

Reasons - The contract will offer value for money.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


10/12/2019 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Supporting Independence ref: 1164    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of supported accommodation for a child with Supporting Independence.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 10/12/2019

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of supported accommodation for a child with Supporting Independence for a contract term of 1 year at a cost of £197,600.

Reason - The usual procurement process cannot be followed as there are no suitable placements available on the Councils contracted provision to meet the needs.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


10/12/2019 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Darlington Citizens Advice Bureau ref: 1163    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of Darlington Citizens Advice Bureau Community Care Support Service.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 10/12/2019

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of Darlington Citizen Advice Bureau Community Care Support Service for a contract term of 12 months with an option to extend by 12 months at a cost of £300,000.

Reason - The contract will offer value for money.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


12/11/2019 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Stockton MBC ref: 1162    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of the Emergency Duty Team and the shared services arrangement with Stockton MBC.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 12/11/2019

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of the Emergency Duty Team and the shared service arrangement with Stockton MBC for an ongoing contract term at a cost of £685,494.50.

Reason - The award has provided a saving to the Council.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


15/10/2019 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Zurich Municipal ref: 1161    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of insurance contract with Zurich Municipal.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 15/10/2019

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of insurance contract with Zurich Municipal for a contract term of 2 years at a cost of £1,219,638.

Reason - The award is providing a saving year on year and a retender in the current climate will not provide a saving.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


15/10/2019 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - Wearmouth Construction ref: 1160    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of road construction to new build site to Wearmouth Construction.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 15/10/2019

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of road construction to new build site to Wearmouth Construction for a contract term of 12 months at a cost of £144,000.

Reason - Works have started with the Contractor and the award is to ensure completion on the works.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith


30/09/2019 - Contract Procedure Rules Waiver - NECA ref: 1159    Recommendations Approved

Request to waive contract procedure rules and agree direct contract award in respect of adult recovery and treatment service with NECA.

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 26/03/2021

Effective from: 30/09/2019

Decision:

That the contract procedure rules be waived and direct contract award be agreed in respect of adult recovery and treatment service with NECA for a contract term of 6 months at a cost of £554,687.50.

Reason - To enable a robust mobilisation phase for the delivery of the new service specification.

Lead officer: Paul Wildsmith