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Officer Decisions

Joint Associate Director of Commissioning - Tim Golby

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to award the contract for CP1329-16(2) – Supporting Independence, following an OJEU EU tender process. OJEU Ref 2018/S 053-118116.
Supporting Independence is a contract consisting of two Open Framework Agreements, each with three subsequent annual entry points.
Lot 1 – Group Based Care and Support
Lot 2 – Individualised Care and Support

Decision Taken:

To award a contract to the below organisations for the provision of the above contract. The contract will commence on 1st October 2018 for the period of 12 Months, with an option to extend for a further 2 x12 months.


Able2achieve Ltd
Ambito Care and Education (Salutem LD BidCo IV Ltd)
Appledore Care Services
Black Swan Care
Blackdown Healthy Living & Activity Centre
BSL Enabling
City of Exeter YMCA
Clyst Caring Friends
Coles Supported Living
Complete Quality Care Limited
Connections Group Exeter
Culmside Support LLP
Danu Blue Natural Healing cic
Dawlish Gardens Trust
Eclipse Care (Southwest) Ltd
Friendly Faces (UK) Ltd
HF Trust Ltd
Honiton 55+ C.I.C
Independent Living SW Limited
Intragr8 CIC
Keychange Charity
LinK Support Exeter Ltd
New Key
Purple Balm Ltd
SAY (Same As You) Support Services Ltd
Serendipity (Devon) Ltd
Stonewater Ltd
Summerhayes Care Home Ltd
Synergy Support
United Response
Willow Day Centre
YourChoice Devon Ltd

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

The decision has been taken on the basis of supplier(s) achieving the minimum quality threshold as per the tender requirements.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

An option appraisal was undertaken to consider all elements of the services required, from this a competitive tender process was undertaken for a contract that consisted of 2 frameworks Lot 1 Group Based Care and Support and Lot 2 Individualised Care and Support.

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 were no conflicts of interest

Contact for enquiries/further information:
Abigail Muzvimwe: Senior Procurement and Contracts Officer. Email: Tel: 01392 383000
Decision Date:
9 August 2018

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: