Decision details

Contract Award Complex Needs

Decision Maker: Integrated Commissioning Board

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The report asked for a decision regarding a complex needs care and support placement


Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Adult Care and Wellbeing / Assistant Director of Commissioning seeking approval to rescind the award of a contract to the Hesley Group and to instead approve the direct award of a complex needs placement to an alternative provider following a rapid selection process conducted between 19 April and 28 May 2021.


Alternatives considered

Six potential options for placement had been identified, but three of those were discounted by a panel of officers from both the Integrated Commissioning directorate and Adults Social Care Operations at a selection meeting.  The remaining three had been assessed based on a number of key selection criteria based around timescales / urgency of placement, ability to meet extremely complex needs and provide the right environment, location and cost.



1.    That the approval given to directly award this contract to the Hesley Group at the meeting of the Integrated Commissioning Board held on 23 February 2021 be withdrawn.

2.    That the award of the contract be approved to the Priory Group at their Mount View complex for learning disabilities and autism in Syke, Rochdale.


Reason for resolution

To provide the best possible care for the individual.

Report author: Mike O'Keeffe

Publication date: 14/09/2021

Date of decision: 29/06/2021

Decided at meeting: 29/06/2021 - Integrated Commissioning Board

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