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Officer Decisions

Head of Adult Social Care - Sally Slade

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to extend the contract for CP1098-14 – Buildings Based Day Services.

Decision Taken:

To extend for a period six months from 01/04/16 until 31/09/16 with the following 44 organisations:

  • Lyndridge Care
  • B J Barkwell & Sons Limited
  • Kingsley Day Care
  • Estuary League of Friends
  • Headway
  • CEDA
  • Northam Lodge
  • Stonehaven
  • National Autistic Society
  • The Mede
  • The Dove Project
  • Sense
  • The Filo Project CIC
  • Guinness Care & Support Ltd
  • Westbank
  • Petroc
  • Age UK Exeter
  • Avens Care Homes Ltd
  • Get Changed Theatre Company
  • Glendale Court Care Home
  • Hadley Care Ltd
  • Independence SW
  • Dawlish Gardens Trust
  • Saffron Care
  • L&E Knight
  • Age UK Mid Devon
  • Headway Plymouth
  • The Albemarle Ltd
  • The Blackdown Healthy Living & Activity Centre
  • The Welcome Centre
  • Clyst Caring Friends
  • Honiton 55+ centre
  • Danu Blue Natural Healing CIC
  • Lakenham Residential Care Home
  • Larkstone Supported Living Limited
  • Hands2gether
  • Summerhayes Care Home Ltd
  • Step One Services Limited
  • Hf Trust Limited
  • Robert Owen Communities
  • North Devon Healthcare Trust
  • Pinehurst Care Home Ltd
  • WESC Foundation


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 and their families without access to much needed services.  DCC would not be able to quality assure providers.

To retender the contract:  Rejected due to costly and time consuming procurement process, when the current contract is working well.

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:

Completed by Service Budget Holder/Service Officer (Contact value under £1M or Head or Service for contracts value over £1M)

No conflict of interest applicable to this contract award.

Contact for enquiries/further information:
Lee Webber, Procurement & Contracts Officer, Email:, Tel: 01392 383000
Decision Date:
14 March 2016

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: