Decision details

Provision of an Ofsted Inspection Readiness Programme for non-domestic childcare providers

Decision Maker: Director of Education, Skills & Early Years - Richard Lynch

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Permission is being sought to complete a Deed of Variation to grant a 1 year extension to the current provider to deliver an Ofsted Inspection Readiness Programme for non-domestic childcare providers locally.
Local authorities are required by legislation to secure training for:
•those registered on the Ofsted Early Years Register who are judged less than ‘good’ by Ofsted in their most recent inspection report;
•newly registered providers on the Ofsted Early Years Register who have not yet had an inspection report published;
Invitation to Tender (ITT) was issued on the Due North Portal “The Chest” with a return date of the 6 January 2020. ITT submissions were received from four organisations.
A comprehensive selection process was undertaken by an evaluation panel and a scoring moderation meeting was held on the 26 February 2020. The outcome of this process was that the current provider received the highest scores.
Due to COVID 19, the process was suspended due to the closure of settings and the suspension of Ofsted inspections. However due to the reopening of settings in September 2020 the contract began on 1 September 2020 for 1 year with an option to extend for a further 1 year.
Therefore, permission is being sought to approve the decision to extend the contract for 1 year.

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: option 1 be agreed to approve the one year extension of contract to the current provider.

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 - Approval of the one year extension to the current provider
Option 2 - Not to award the contract to any organisation

Alternative options considered:

Option 2 - Not to award the contract to any organisation

Publication date: 13/09/2021

Date of decision: 09/09/2021

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