Decision details

A Bed Every Night Phase 5 Contract Award

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Regeneration and Housing (Leader - Councillor Amanda Chadderton)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Oldham Council, as part of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), is committed to continuing to deliver the A Bed Every Night (ABEN) initiative until 31st March 2025. Upon confirmation of funding to facilitate this a decision was taken by Oldham Council to continue contracting an external organisation to deliver the project.
Following a competitive tender process for the delivery of ABEN in Oldham, the successful tenderer was DePaul. This report therefore seeks authorisation to award the contract to DePaul.

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
Award the A Bed Every Night Phase 5 contract to DePaul

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 - Award the A Bed Every Night Phase 5 contract to DePaul (recommended): This is recommended to ensure the continued delivery of accommodation and support provision for rough sleepers in Oldham.
Option 2 - Deliver in-house (not recommended): The Council has undertaken a competitive tender exercise, and to withdraw from this would have reputational implications. Additionally, there is not currently staffing capacity to deliver ABEN in-house at short notice.
Option 3 - Do nothing (not recommended): This would have repercussions in terms of an increase in rough sleeping and reputational damage for the Council.

Alternative options considered:

Option 2 - Deliver in-house (not recommended): The Council has undertaken a competitive tender exercise, and to withdraw from this would have reputational implications. Additionally, there is not currently staffing capacity to deliver ABEN in-house at short notice.
Option 3 - Do nothing (not recommended): This would have repercussions in terms of an increase in rough sleeping and reputational damage for the Council.

Publication date: 04/08/2022

Date of decision: 26/07/2022

Effective from: 12/08/2022

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