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Officer Decisions

Chief Officer for Adult Care and Health - Jennie Stephens

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to award the three contracts for CP1141-15 – Provision of Children’s Centre Services in South Hams (Contract C), West Devon (Contract D) and Teignbridge (Contract E), following an OJEU EU tender open procedure process.

Decision Taken:

To award contracts C, D and E (Subject to due diligence) to the below organisation for the provision of the above contracts. The contract will commence on 1st April 2016, for the period of 36 months with an option to extend for a further 24 months (12 months + 12 months).

Action for Children
3 The Boulevard
Ascot Road
WD18 8AG

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

The decision has been taken on the basis of supplier achieving the highest overall score with 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 seven 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:

There are no known conflicts of interests applicable to this contract award.

Contact for enquiries/further information:
James Szalanski-Coles , Senior Procurement and Contracts Officer, Tel: 01392 383000 Email:
Decision Date:
29 October 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: