Decision details

Adult Early Intervention and Prevention Service - Contract Award

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Adult Care, Health and Wellbeing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The purpose of the report of the Director of Adult Social Services is to seek Award of Tender approval for the New Adult Early Intervention and Prevention Service (AEI&PS) that has recently been tendered. It advises that the new service is a £2,000,000 value service (£1,000,000 pa over two years) that is currently delivered by a range of Voluntary, Community and Faith Sector organisations in Wirral.


Wirral currently holds 40 contracts or grants with over 20 VCF organisations in Wirral all delivering different elements of early intervention & prevention ranging from advocacy, information & advice, day services for older people, luncheon clubs, sensory services and general support.


The report confirms the outcome of the Invitation to Tender and the tender process to establish a Contract Agreement (the contract) for the provision of an Adult Early Intervention & Prevention Service. This process has identified successful Providers to deliver the services as specified through the procurement process and this report recommends ratification of this outcome.


Resolved –


(1)  That the granting of contracts to those Providers that have been successful in relation to the tendering process as identified in Appendix 1 (exempt from public report) be approved.


(2)  That the cessation and termination of the unsuccessful providers and those who did not tender be supported.  A 12 week notice period will be given by 6th January 2014 and a robust transition plan will be in place.


(3)  That the review of Luncheon Clubs funding, investigating the option of transferring the funding to the Neighbourhood Constituencies be supported.


(4)  That the review of the Sensory services that is outstanding with a view to re tender for 2015/16 be supported.

Publication date: 23/12/2013

Date of decision: 23/12/2013

Effective from: 08/01/2014

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