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Officer Decisions

Chief Officer for Children’s Services - Jo Olsson

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to award the contract for CP1519-17 –Peninsula Fostering in Independent Fostering Agency Placements following a OJEU EU tender process.

Decision Taken:

To award a contract (Subject to due diligence) to the below organisation(s) for the provision of the above contract. The contract will commence on 01/04/2018, for the period of 48 Months.

Organisation(s) Name(s) and Address(es):

1. Action for Children
2. Blue Sky Fostering
3. By the Bridge Limited
4. Capstone Fostercare
5. Compass Children’s Homes Limited
6. Enhanced Foster Care
7. Five Rivers Child Care Limited
8. Foster Care Associates
9. Fusion Fostering Ltd
10. Pathway Care South West Limited
11. Regional Foster Placements
12. Swiis Foster Care Ltd
13. The Adolescent and Children’s Trust
14. The Fostering Foundation Limited
15. The National Fostering Agency

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

The decision has been taken on the basis of supplier(s) 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 15 bids were received these were 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:


Contact for enquiries/further information:
Lee Webber Senior Procurement and Contracts Officer Tel: 01392 383000
Decision Date:
26 January 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: