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Officer Decisions

Locality Director - Children's Social Work - Jenny-Ellen Scotland (deputising for Rachel Gillott)

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to award the contract for DN471241 For the Design and Delivery of a Post Graduate Diploma in Social Work Programme (Step Up to Social Work), following a OJEU EU tender process undertaken by Somerset County Council.

Decision Taken:

To award a contract to the below organisation for the provision of the above contract. The contract will be for a period of 15 Months, with an option to extend for a further on 5 month period

University of the West of England

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 two 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:

No Conflicts of Interest.

Contact for enquiries/further information:
Penn Hadfield Bennet Practice Development Advisor, Social Work Academy Tel: 01392 383000
Decision Date:
11 January 2021

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: