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Officer Decisions

Devon Safeguarding Adult Board Manager - Ben Smith

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to award the contract for CPQ1503-17: Devon Safeguarding Adult Board – Leading Safeguarding Enquiries following a Formal Request for Quotation process.

Decision Taken:

To award a contract to the below organisation for the provision of the above contract.  The contract will commence on 1st December 2017 for the period of 24 months with an option to extend for up to a further 24 months


Able Training and Consultancy

51 Scotton Street,




TN25 5BU

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

The decision has been taken on the basis of bidder achieving the highest overall score within a best value tender (optimum combination of whole-life costs and quality) in line with the European Procurement Directives award procedure of Most Economically Advantageous Tender (MEAT).

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

A competitive process was undertaken from which eight bids were received; these were all considered as part of the formal evaluation process.

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:

There is no conflict of interest in relation to this contract

Contact for enquiries/further information:
Louise Baker, Senior Procurement & Contracts Officer,, 01392 383000
Decision Date:
24 November 2017

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: