Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet Member Signing
Tuesday, 7th December, 2021 11.00 am

Contact: Felicity Foley, Committees Manager 

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62.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

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Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

63.

Declarations of interest

A member with a disclosable pecuniary interest or a prejudicial interest in a matter who attends a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered:

 

(i) must disclose the interest at the start of the meeting or when the interest becomes apparent, and

(ii) may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must withdraw from the meeting room.

 

A member who discloses at a meeting a disclosable pecuniary interest which is not registered in the Register of Members’ Interests or the subject of a pending notification must notify the Monitoring Officer of the interest within 28 days of the disclosure.

 

Disclosable pecuniary interests, personal interests and prejudicial interests are defined at Paragraphs 5-7 and Appendix A of the Members’ Code of Conduct

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Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

64.

Contract Award for the new Information, Advice and Guidance Service pdf icon PDF 350 KB

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Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Health, Social Care, and Wellbeing considered the report which detailed the outcome of an open tender process and sought approval to award the contract to the successful tenderer for the Provision of Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG) Service in accordance with Contract Standing Order (CSO) 9.07.1 (d).

 

Subject to approval, the contract should be awarded for a period of four (4) years commencing from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2026 with an option to extend for a further period or periods of up to a total of three (3) years. The maximum length of the contract would therefore be seven (7) years, if extended.

 

The Cabinet Member RESOLVED

 

1.    To approve the award of a contract to the successful tenderer (identified in Appendix 1 - Part B (exempt information) of this report), in accordance with CSO 9.07.1(d) for an initial term of four (4) years, commencing from 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2026 with an option to extend for a further period(s) of up to a total of three (3) years.

 

2.    To approve the value of the contract for the initial period of 4 years will be £3,059,100 inclusive of London Living Wage (LLW). For a duration of 7 years (if extension clauses are invoked) would be £5,353,425.

 

3.    To note that funding for the Information, Advice and Guidance service is through a partnership between the Council’s Adults and Health Department and North Central London Clinical Commissioning Group (NCL CCG). NCL CCG contribute £133,000 to the annual funding for the service, of which £55,000 is from the Better Care Fund (BCF). This funding is offered on an annual basis and in the event that it were no longer available, the successful provider is aware that the associated activities would cease.

 

Reasons for decision

 

There is a clear need in Haringey to tackle the issues that place residents at risk of homelessness, unemployment, social isolation, poor health outcomes and escalating social care need. During the Covid-19 pandemic, the current IAG service saw a 28% increase in demand, and successfully adapted its operating model to offer information, advice and guidance in a more diverse range of settings, platforms and formats. The recommissioned IAG service will continue this growth and development, meeting changing need in the borough with a refreshed IAG offer which will work with people to find solutions to complex problems.

 

It is in the Council’s overall interest to award this contract as it will benefit individual residents and reduce pressure on reactive statutory services such as Housing Needs, Adults Social Care and Children’s Services. This will be achieved by ensuring people have access to high quality information, advice and casework support to prevent and resolve issues related to debt, unemployment, housing, barriers to healthcare, immigration status and a wide range of other life experiences.

 

The decision to award a contract to the successful tenderer is based on the conclusion of a competitive procurement process. The proposed recommendation to award the contract is made  ...  view the full minutes text for item 64.

65.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

Item 5 is likely to be subject to a motion to exclude the press and public be from the meeting as it contains exempt information as defined in Section 100a of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended by Section 12A of the Local Government Act 1985); paras 3 and 5, namely information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) and information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings.

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RESOLVED

 

That the press and public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting as item 5 contained exempt information, as defined in Section 100a of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended by Section 12A of the Local Government Act 1985); paras 3 and 5, namely information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) and information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings.

66.

EXEMPT - Contract Award for the new Information, Advice and Guidance Service

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member considered the exempt information.