Decision details

Decision to award Contracts for Care and Support at Home in Somerset

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Following consideration of the officer report, appendices and discussion, the Executive:


a.     Approved the outcome of the procurement process to award contracts to the suppliers named in Tender Evaluation Report Confidential Appendix B of the report, to provide home care services via a guaranteed block contract for a period up to 10 years.


Lot Number


Awarded supplier


Glastonbury and Street – 150 hours p/w

Bidder E


Shepton Mallet and Wells – 200 hours p/w

Bidder E


Frome – 100 hours p/w

Bidder A


Yeovil – 150 hours p/w

Bidder A


Bridgwater – 200 hours p/w

Bidder A


Minehead – 200 hours p/w

Bidder G


b. Approved the establishment of an open framework for the Provision of new care and support at home for an initial period of 5 years, with an option to extend by two further periods of up to 2 years each and one further period of up to 1 year (up to 10 years in total). The annual value of the open framework is estimated at £26m in year 1. This figure will be adjusted for inflation annually as part of the Council’s MTFP process.

c. Agreed the case for applying the exempt information provision as set out in the Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 12A and therefore to treat the attached confidential Appendix B in confidence, as it contains commercially sensitive information, and as the case for the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing that information.


ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report


REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report



Publication date: 08/11/2023

Date of decision: 08/11/2023

Decided at meeting: 08/11/2023 - Executive

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