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Officer Decisions

Chief Officer for Children’s Services - Fiona Fitzpatrick

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to not award the contract for CP1076-14 – Residential Short Breaks for Devon following an OJEU EU Domestic Tender Part B process.

Decision Taken:

Not to award a contract to Lifeworks Charity for the provision of the above contract. This is the incumbent provider.

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

The reasons for this are that responses received for Safeguarding questions EA8 and EA13 are deemed to be inadequate and therefore do not meet the minimum quality threshold of 60%.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

See award report.

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 are no conflicts of interests applicable to this contract.

Contact for enquiries/further information:
Abigail Muzvimwe, Procurement and Contracts Officer, Tel: 01392 383000 , Email:
Decision Date:
22 April 2015

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: