Decision details

2023-25 Community Commissioning Procurement - Approval to Tender

Decision Maker: Executive Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Councillor Bev Murray, Executive Member (Early Intervention) presented the confidential report of the Director of Communities which seeks approval to proceed to tender for services to be commissioned from the voluntary, community, faith social enterprise sector (VCFSE). It also provides details of commissioning review and overview of all planned commissioned services for 2023-25.



1.    To approve the tendering approach and evaluation criteria as outlined in the report

2.    To agree to award the contracts via executive member decision following the procurement process

3.    To approve not to apply social value weighting using TOM’s methodology and submission through the social value portal for Advice Services commission due to the nature of services to be delivered via SME’s / VCFSE organisations and embedded social value that will be within service specifications.


Reasons for recommendations

1.    To ensure services within the VCFSE sector receive funding to deliver services that meet the needs of the community.

2.    The overall contract value of the Advice Services contract will be worth more than £100k, therefore it is important in order to conform to procurement rules and demonstrate transparency that Member approval is obtained.


Other options considered and rejected

To not award any funding would have a negative impact on those within communities who need support.

Report author: Bernie Heggarty

Publication date: 20/01/2023

Date of decision: 19/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 19/01/2023 - Executive Cabinet

Effective from: 28/01/2023

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