Decision details

Extension of Bristol Youth Hub Contract (Young People) with 1625 Independent People.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

On 3 March 2022 Cabinet authorised the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration to extend the Bristol Youth Hub (known as MAPS) contract for a period up until 30 September 2024. The contract was initially extended for a period of only 6 months until 31 March 2023 to enable a review of the contract specification in the light of required new changes to recording and joint working. The contract was then extended for a further 12 months to align the recommissioning of a Youth Hub with the accommodation contracts within the Young People’s Housing Pathway. However Childrens Services requested that the current contract be extended for a further six months (until procurement compliant end date of September 2024) to enable a government funded consultant to advice on remodelling to maximise the effectiveness of this service and to embed implementation of the new Joint Protocol.
A fresh report with the outcome of the consultancy work, will then be brought to February 2024 Cabinet to identify open tendering options for a youth hub service going forward.

Decision:

The decision is to extend the Bristol Youth Hub contract with 1625 Independent People for provision of the MAPS service, as part of the Young People’s Housing

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 - The option to tender for a new Youth Hub service to start in April 2024 was delayed because it stifled the opportunity for an external consultant

Publication date: 01/02/2024

Date of decision: 01/02/2024