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Officer Decisions

Joint Associate Director of Commissioning - Jennie Stephens

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to extend the contract for CP929-13 Devon County Councils Contribution into Homelessness Prevention and Support Contract 18+

Decision Taken:

To extend for a period one year from 01/04/17 until 31/03/18 with the following 5 organisations:

Alabare Christian Care and Support


Exeter YMCA Housing Association

Sanctuary Housing Association T/A Sanctuary Supported Living

Westward – Westcountry Housing Association


The following 7 providers will have their zero hours contract extended:

Chapter 1 Charity ltd

DCH Independent Futures

Encompass SW

Freedom Alliance Consortium

Keychange Charity

Stonewater – Formerly Raglan Housing Association

Young Devon

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

The decision has been taken on the basis of suppliers providing the required quality of service during the initial contract period.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

To end the contract. This was rejected as would leave vulnerable people without access to much needed services.

To retender the contract. Rejected due to costly procurement 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:

No conflict of interest applicable to this contract award.

Contact for enquiries/further information:
Lee Webber, Procurement & Contracts Officer,, 01392 383000
Decision Date:
6 March 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: