Decision details

Children’s Independent Fostering Agency Framework – South Central

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Approval for Bristol City Council to join the South Central Consortium to design and commission the new framework contract. Subsequently purchase Independent Fostering Agency (IFA) placements

Decision:

Cabinet:

  1. Approved joining the South Central Consortium to design and commission the new framework contract for Independent Foster Agency contracts including incurring the cost of the initial joining fee for the Procurement phase of £7431.66, Annual Lead Partner Costs of £1368.75 and Annual Contracts Management Costs of £15602.38 to be a part of the South Central Consortium, to design, commission and use an Independent Foster Agency Placements Framework as outlined in this report.
  2. Approved the purchase of foster care placements, for children and young people, from the South Central Independent Foster Agency Placements Framework, from April 2022 to March 2025 with an option to extend for one year plus one year.
  3. Authorised the Executive Director: People, in consultation with the Mayor to take all steps necessary, including the spending outlined in this report, to join the South Central Consortium and use the South Central Independent Foster Agency Placements framework.

 

Report author: Gail Rogers

Publication date: 14/09/2021

Date of decision: 14/09/2021

Decided at meeting: 14/09/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 24/09/2021

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