Agenda and draft minutes

Commissioning and Procurement Sub-Committee
Tuesday, 10th March, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: LH 0.06 - Loxley House, Station Street, Nottingham, NG2 3NG. View directions

Contact: Phil Wye  Email: Phil.Wye@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

50.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Councillor Cheryl Barnard – other Council business

51.

Declarations of interest

Minutes:

None.

52.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 334 KB

Of the meeting held on 11th February 2020, for confirmation

Minutes:

The Committee confirmed the minutes of the meeting held on 11 February as a correct record and they were signed by the Chair.

53.

Direct Payment Support Service - Key Decision pdf icon PDF 251 KB

Report of the Portfolio Holder for Adult Care and Local Transport

Minutes:

Anna Coltman, Commissioning Manager, introduced the report seeking approval for Nottingham City Council to enter into a joint tender process with Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and the County CCG, and to procure from a framework agreement, with Nottinghamshire County Council acting as the lead of the procurement.

 

The Council has a duty to provide Direct Payment Services under the Care Act (2014). Adults who are assessed as requiring social care and children who receive social care support in relation to their Special Educational Needs and/or Disability are entitled to receive support in the form of a direct payment, which is used to buy goods or services which meet the identified needs of the citizen.

 

Providers will be required to provide audits for all accounts they are managing in order to ensure accountability.

 

Resolved to

 

(1)  approve the commissioning of a direct payment support service through a joint tender process with Nottinghamshire County Council, Nottingham City CCG and County CCGs. Nottinghamshire County Council will act as the lead of the procurement process. A framework contract will be awarded for use by all commissioning partners;

(2)  delegate authority to the Director of Adult Social Care to approve call-off contracts under the established framework in order to commission packages of services as needed for individual citizens in receipt of Direct Payments;

(3)  approve the indicative spend associated with this decision, up to a maximum of £2,284,000 over a four-year contract (£0.571m per annum based on 2018/19 actual usage and 2019/20 projected usage levels) for Nottingham City Council, under the framework. Approval to spend on individual packages commissioned will be through the Council’s scheme of delegation for Adults Care Packages.

 

Reasons for decision:

 

·  Direct Payment (DP) Support Services for Nottingham citizens are being provided through a third party support provider who deliver direct payment support to citizens in receipt of direct payments. Citizens can also choose to use alternative providers if they wish to. This arrangement is in place until September 2020.

·  Commissioning authorities currently operate separate arrangements to make DP Support Services available. There are wide variations in the costs and the service offer between providers.

·  Without a formal contract in place, the Council is limited in its ability to offer any contractual oversight and quality assurance over the services that the citizen chooses to use.

·  It is recommended to align longer term commissioning arrangements with Nottinghamshire County Council and Nottingham City CCG and County CCGs, and enter into a joint contract for the commissioning of a new model of DPO Support Services under a four-year framework agreement. Nottinghamshire County Council will act as the lead of the procurement. This will replace the current interim arrangement with a single provider, which is ending in September 2020.

·  It is recommended to delegate authority to the Director of Adult Social Care to award the call-off contracts. The commissioning of individual packages of support will be authorised through the scheme of delegation for Adult Social Care.

·  The indicative spend associated  ...  view the full minutes text for item 53.

54.

Crime and Drugs Partnership Contract Approval 2020/21 - Key Decision pdf icon PDF 222 KB

Joint report of the Portfolio Holder for Health, HR and Equalities and Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Safety and Communications.

Minutes:

Christine Oliver, Head of Commissioning, introduced the report seeking delegated authority to the Corporate Director of Strategy and Resources to receive and collate grants and other funding for the Crime and Drugs Partnership (CDP).

 

Resolved to

 

(1)  approve the anticipated receipt and expenditure of the Public Health Grant, Police and Crime Commissioner Grant and NCC and partner contributions by the CDP in 2020/21 as set out in the exempt appendix;

(2)  delegate authority to the Corporate Director of Strategy and Resources to allocate anticipated funds for the above expenditure to the Head of Contracting and Procurement, as set in the exempt appendix;

(3)  for the purpose of the Nottinghamshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) grant funding for knife crime and Red Thread, to delegate authority to the Director of Community Protection to receive the budget and allocate the anticipated funds to providers as set out in the exempt appendix.

 

Reasons for decision:

 

·  To ensure the Public Health, the Nottinghamshire Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, NCC and partner contributions funding allocations are utilised to commission and contract with services in an appropriate way and in accordance with the correct legislation.

·  To allow for relevant and necessary commissioning and commissioned activity to continue in order to maintain service provision for the citizens and meet identified local need.

·  To enable timely contract variations, extensions and allocations to be made to services in order to deliver continuation of services in 2020/21.

 

Other options considered:

 

·  To cancel provision of the services. This is not considered an option due to the impact on the Crime and Drugs Partnership’s overall aims to reduce crime, substance misuse and domestic and sexual violence.

 

55.

Exclusion of the public

To consider excluding the public from the meeting during consideration of the remaining item(s) in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the basis that, having regard to all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

Minutes:

Resolved to exclude the public from the meeting during consideration of the remaining item in accordance with Section 100(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the basis that, having regard to all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

56.

Crime and Drugs Partnership Contract Approval 2020/21 - Exempt Appendix

Minutes:

Resolved to note the information contained in the exempt appendix.