Decision details

Contract Extension of Children’s Independent Fostering Agencies (IFA) and Residential care services

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing and Homelessness

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes




1.            To waive Contract Standing Orders requiring a competitive tender process for contracts over £100,000 in order to extend the Framework Agreement for the Children’s Independent Fostering Agencies (IFA) and residential care for 15 months (1 January 2018 – 31 March 2019) at a total cost of £13,775,192.05. This is to be funded from the Children’s Social Care revenue budget.


2.            To note spend from 1 January 2018 to 11 January 2018 of £430,474 as there will be no formal approval in place.


Publication date: 21/12/2017

Date of decision: 03/01/2018

Effective from: 11/01/2018

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