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.