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Officer Decisions

Deputy Head of Service Adult Commissioning & Health - Solveig Wright

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to extend the contract for CP1479-17 Social Care and
Health Advocacy for Adults and Children in Devon and Torbay for a
further year.

Decision Taken:

To extend the contract for a further year to the below organisation(s)
for the provision of the above contract. The contract will start on date
1st April 2023, for the period of 12 Months:
1. Living Options Devon, Ground Floor Units 3-4 Cranmere Court,
Lustleigh Close, Matford, Business Park, Exeter, Devon. EX2
2. NYAS (National Youth Advocacy Service), Tower House, Tower
Road, Birkenhead, Wirral, Merseyside CH41 1FF

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

Due to changes in legislation for Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS)
and incomplete guidance on the LPS implementation, the Authority
has insufficient detail at this time to retender the service and provide
a specification that will be fit for purpose.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

A competitive process was considered, however dismissed due to the
reasons provided above

Details of any conflict of interest and dispensation granted to the Officer taking the decision or by any Member of the Council in delegating responsibility for any specific express delegation:


Contact for enquiries/further information:
Name: Jolene Roberts Position: Senior Procurement and Contracts Officer Email: Tel: 01392 383000
Decision Date:
21 September 2022

A copy of this decision and any supporting documentation considered by the Officer taking this decision may also be made available or inspection by the public at the Council’s Offices or posted upon payment of any copying and postage charges. Any member of the public wishing to take up either of these options is asked to please ring 01392 382888 or email: