Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Finance and Low Carbon (Deputy Leader - Councillor Abdul Jabbar)
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The purpose of the report is to seek approval
for awarding the 12-month extension option within the contract
between Oldham Council and Furniture Resource Centre for the supply
of white goods and new and pre-loved furniture provided to eligible
residents under the Local Welfare Provision Scheme.
RESOLVED - That: To extend the Local Welfare
Provision supplier contract for a further 12 months with the
current providers; Furniture Resource Centre Ltd.
Option 1 - To award the optional 1-year
extension to Furniture Resource Centre who have provided a
high-quality service and have shown a real commitment to the Oldham
Community particularly through the current pandemic.
Option 2 - That the 1year extension is not approved however, due to the need of the service and the value of the contract a new tender exercise would be required. Not having a Local Welfare Provision Scheme will leave the Council open to challenge and would be inconsistent with the approach taken by Government to support vulnerable people during the COVID pandemic
Publication date: 10/06/2022
Date of decision: 11/03/2021
Effective from: 18/06/2022