To request Cabinet to:
1. Approve the invitation of applications to tender for the domestic abuse service for an initial period of three years from 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2026, with an option to extend twice for an additional 12 months each;
2. Split the provision of the Domestic Abuse Service into Lot 1 Domestic Abuse Service: Strategic Coordination and direct support to domestic abuse victims and Lot 2 Safe Accommodation: Refuge Support and Management and Floating Support;
3. Delegate authority to the Corporate Director of People and Director of Finance to award the contracts for both lots.
Decision type: Key
Reason Key: Revenue Expenditure > £500,000;
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Wards/Areas affected: (All Wards/Areas);
Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/08/2022
Decision due: 15 September 2022 by Cabinet
Lead Member: Councillor Anjana Patel; Councillor Pritesh Patel; Councillor Hitesh Karia; Councillor Mina Parmar; Councillor Jean Lammiman
Lead member: Adults and Public Health Portfolio Holder, Children’s Services Portfolio Holder, Community and Culture Portfolio Holder, Environment and Community Safety Portfolio Holder, Housing Portfolio Holder
Lead director: Alex Dewsnap
Department: Resources & Commercial Directorate
Contact: Director of Strategy and Partnerships Email: email@example.com, tel. 020 8420 9389.
Groups that have been and will continue to be consulted: