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Officer Decisions

Chief Officer for Adult Care and Health - Jennie Stephens

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

This is the decision to award the contract for CP924-13A DILIS, for the provision of Devon Independent Living Integrated Services. The period of the contract is for 60 months with an option to extend for a further two periods of 12 months (totalling 24 months) following a OJEU EU tender process.

Decision Taken:

To award a contract (subject to due diligence) to the organization named below for the provision of the above contract. The contract will commence on 1st April 2015:

PLUSS Organisation Ltd. Second Floor, Basepoint Business Centre, Yeoford Way, Marsh Barton Trading Estate, Exeter, Devon, EX2 8LB.

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 restricted Part A competitive process was undertaken. Thirty three providers expressed an interest in completing the PQQ. Seven completed PQQs were returned. After an assessment of the PQQs, five providers were invited to tender and these tenders 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:
Leanne Hawkins, Procurement Category Manager People, Leanne, 01392 383000
Decision Date:
12 December 2014

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: