Decision details

Violence Against Women and Girls- Contract Award

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for the Voluntary Sector and Leisure

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The contracts for the Gaia Centre and refuge beds end on 31 March 2017. In light of this, we have reviewed the current financial context, value for money/ savings, state of the market and produced an options appraisal. Taking all of this into consideration, we are recommending that we directly award contracts to our two current providers via a waiver.


1.         To waive Section 9 of the Lambeth Contract Standing Orders to award three Violence Against Women and Girls contracts running from 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2020 for a total value of £2,569,243:


§  £552,480 to Solace Women’s Aid for 37 refuge beds

§  £212,841 to Refuge for 15 refuge beds

§  £1,803,922 to Refuge for the Gaia Centre

Publication date: 14/03/2017

Date of decision: 22/03/2017

Effective from: 30/03/2017

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