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


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.


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