Decision details

Information, Advice and Guidance Service Commissioning

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A report by the Acting Director of Children’s Services informed the Cabinet of progress made in relation to securing information, advice and guidance (IAG) services for young people for 2012/13 and the contractual implications between the six Liverpool City Region Local Authorities and Greater Merseyside Connexions Partnership Limited (GMCP).


The report was Exempt under 3(a and b) as this was a paper being taken to the respective Cabinets of the six Merseyside authorities, it dealt with contractual negotiations with the Greater Merseyside Connexions Partnership and disclosure would prejudice the efficiency and effectiveness of the Council’s resources. Disclosure of the funding amounts involved would also be likely to advantage to a person seeking to enter in to a contract with the Council in respect of providing information, advice and guidance services for young people.




(1)  negotiations continue in December 2011 to try to secure a one year agreement, commencing 1 April 2012, with GMCP within each local authorities available budget;


(2)  notice be served on GMCP on 31 January 2012 if agreement cannot be reached with GMCP;


(3)  the parallel procurement process continues; and


(4)  the Cabinet delegates responsibility for procuring IAG provision to the Director of Children’s Services (or other designated budget holder) in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Lifelong Learning.

Report author: Director of Children's Services

Publication date: 20/01/2012

Date of decision: 12/01/2012

Decided at meeting: 12/01/2012 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/01/2012

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