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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 – Supporting Independence, following an OJEU EU tender process. OJEU Ref 2017/S 042-076945.
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 2nd October 2018 for the period of 12 Months, with an option to extend for a further 3 x12 months.


Age UK Exeter
Age UK Mid Devon
Allied Care Limited and Associated Group
Ark Home Healthcare Ltd
Atlantic Support (Devon) Ltd
Atlas Respite and Therapy
Barn Park Residential Home
Brandon Trust
Caraston Support
Care Worldwide (London) Ltd
Chapter 1
Community Care Trust (South Devon) Ltd
Devon Enabling Service Ltd
Eden Futures
Empowering Lives
Encounter Theatre & Therapy (ETT)
Estuary League of Friends
Four Seasons Torbay CIC
Garland Support
Guinness Care and Support
Headway Devon
Homelife – Real Life!
i-grow Care and Support ltd
Insight Dynamics
Learn to Live College CIC
Lifeways Community Care
Lyndridge Care
Magna Housing Association Ltd
MIND in Exeter and East Devon
Northam Lodge
Nurse Plus and Carer Plus UK Ltd
Ordinary Living
Parkview Society
Passmore Care Services Ltd
Quality Care Ltd
Selbourne Care Ltd
Step by Step Supporting Independence LTD
Step One Services Ltd
Supported Independent Living Ltd
The Filo Project CIC
The National Autistic Society
The Vicarage (2008) Ltd
Thera Trust
West Heanton Ltd
Westborough Projects Ltd ta Bluebird Care (Teignbridge and Torbay)
Westward Housing Group
Work Skills South West
Young Devon
Your Choice Assisted Living Ltd
Your Way Support Services

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:
Name: Leanne Hawkins, Procurement Category Manager - People, Tel: 01392 383000
Decision Date:
21 August 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: