Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet Member Signing
Tuesday, 7th December, 2021 2.00 pm, NEW

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67.

Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

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Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

68.

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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There were no declarations of interest.

69.

Award of Housing Related Support Contracts - Single Homeless Pathway Short Term Supported Accommodation pdf icon PDF 259 KB

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The Cabinet Member for Planning, Licensing, and Housing Services considered the report which detailed the outcome of an open tender process and sought approval to award four (4) contracts to the successful tenderers for the Provision of Housing Related Support (HRS) Single Homeless Pathway Services in accordance with Contract Standing Order (CSO) 9.07.1 (d).

 

It was noted that, subject to approval, the contracts would be awarded for a period of four (4) years commencing from 12th March 2022 to 11th March 2026 with an option to extend for a further period, or periods, of up to a total of three (3) years.

 

The Cabinet Member RESOLVED

 

1.    To approve the award of contracts for the provision of HRS – Single Homeless Pathway Services to the successful tenderers (identified in Appendix 3 - Part B (exempt information) of this report), for a period of 4 years commencing from 12th March 2022 to 11th March 2026 with an option to extend for a further period, or periods, of up to 3 years, in accordance with Contract Standing Order 9.07.1(d).

 

2.    To approve the aggregated cost of the contracts for the initial period of 4 years will be £4,276,297 inclusive of London Living Wage (LLW). For a duration of 7 years (if the extensions are invoked) would be £7,593,503, inclusive of annual inflationary increases for contractual years 5, 6 and 7.

 

3.    To note that insufficient tenders were received for two (2) Lots, please see Appendix 3 - Part B (exempt information) referenced later in this report at paragraph 6.7.8 in the report.

 

4.    To note that a further procurement process will be undertaken as a matter of priority to commission the remaining units. Prior to this, feedback will be sought from bidders and partners to ensure retendering is effective and the new service model is fully in place by March 2022.

 

Reasons for decision

 

There is clearly evidenced demand for services that support residents around the wide-ranging needs and circumstances that contribute to, and cause, homelessness. Dedicated supported housing services provide a flexible and person-centred service approach to resident helping people maintain and establish sustainable housing, overcome health inequalities, and recover from other experiences that contributed to their homelessness.

 

The Single Homeless Pathway operates to prevent homelessness, facilitate rapid hospital discharge, and smooth prison releases for people with ongoing support needs. The pathway supports residents to develop and strengthen the skills required to sustain independence. There is a continuous and high demand for supported housing, with residents referred via London Probation Service, Barnet, Haringey, and Enfield Mental Health Trust (BEHMHT) and Homes for Haringey’s Housing Needs Service. These services make a key contribution to the health and wellbeing of local residents and there is both a strategic need and evidence base to support the award of these contracts.

 

The Homelessness Reduction Act (2018) brought about a range of changes to the way that local authorities respond to households who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. A key element of the new  ...  view the full minutes text for item 69.

70.

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.

71.

EXEMPT - Award of Housing Related Support Contracts - Single Homeless Pathway Short Term Supported Accommodation

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member considered the exempt information.