Decision Maker: Executive Director: Children & Education (DCS)
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
In the 'DfE Capital Funding to develop two new
Children’s Homes paper' taken to Cabinet in January 2023
delegated authority was given to the Executive Director Children's
and Education in consultation with the Cabinet member for
Children's, Education and Equalities to take all steps required to
procure and award the contract(s) necessary for the implementation
of a Tier 3.5 and an Adolescent Males Children’s Home and
commission a provider to run the homes, in-line with the maximum
budget envelopes outlined in this report.
Approval has been given to secure all professional services required. The construction project for a children’s home and two self-contained pods in the grounds, for adolescent males aged 15-17+ with challenging and aggressive behaviours, requires professional services for the completion of the construction phase and will provide a therapeutic treatment setting for restorative care, for young men with criminal justice involvement, where exploitation is part of their risk profile.
Funding from the DfE includes the professional services and costs involve the scoping of the bid by Mott MacDonald.
Approval to contract the Strategic Partnership
to provide client-side Project Management, QS Services and TA
Services from RIBA Stage 3 to Stage 6b Handover to create two new
Children’s homes out of existing BCC owned buildings as per
the delegated authority decided by Cabinet on the 24th January
In-house oversight, but capacity to oversee
this programme is limited.
Publication date: 18/05/2023
Date of decision: 12/05/2023