Decision details

Novation of a contract from Handicare UK to Direct Healthcare Group Ltd. Provision of Ceiling Track Hoists

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Health and Social Care (Councillor Zahid Chauhan)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

To authorise retrospective novation of a contract following a company restructure, to ensure that the current arrangements comply with the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules.

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
to authorize retrospective approval to novate a contract from Handicare Accessibility Limited to Direct Healthcare Group Ltd, in respect of a contract dated 1 May 2019 for the Lot 2 provision of ceiling track hoist services, with effect from 1 September 2021

Reasons for the decision:

Option b, not to authorize retrospective approval to novate a contract from Handicare Accessibility Limited to Direct Healthcare Group Ltd

Alternative options considered:

Option b, not to authorize retrospective approval to novate a contract from Handicare Accessibility Limited to Direct Healthcare Group Ltd. This option is not recommended, as:
•This would mean that the Council must bring to an end any current interim arrangements because there would be no written contract in place, and it would be a breach of CPRs to continue with the verbal arrangements. Equally, there would be an impact on the framework as a whole because Lots 1, 3

Publication date: 07/01/2022

Date of decision: 07/01/2022

Effective from: 25/01/2022

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