Decision details

Procurement of a Resilience Contract for Welfare Services

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Cabinet will be asked to approve the procurement strategy for a resilience contract for the Welfare Service, which will provide resources to support the administration of Housing Benefits, Council Tax Support and other welfare-related duties.


Cabinet resolved to:


(i)  Agree that the Council proceeds with the procurement of a resilience contract for the Welfare Service via a Direct Award to Consultancy+ (part of the Reed Group) via the YPO Framework 940 (Managing Consultancy & Professional Services), in accordance with the strategy set out in the report; and


(ii)  Authorise the Director of Support and Collections, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance, Growth and Core Services and the Chief Legal Officer, to conduct the procurement and award and enter into the contract(s) and all other necessary or ancillary agreements with the contractor, in accordance with the strategy set out in the report.

Report author: Stephen McGinnes

Publication date: 18/01/2023

Date of decision: 17/01/2023

Decided at meeting: 17/01/2023 - Cabinet

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