Agenda item

Dearne Area Council Commissioning Update (Dac.17.01.2022/4)


The Area Council Manager provided an update on the current position of services funded by the Area Council.


The B: Friend commission was due to end on the 31st July, 2022 and members had agreed at the Area Council meeting held on 15th November, 2021 that social inclusion remained a priority and to go out to tender for a service to meet the needs of those most vulnerable at a cost of £28,000.  The specification had been developed and agreed with some minor amendments made to reflect the need to target more men. 


Members were asked to review and approve the procurement timeline showing various deadlines in order for the contract to commence 1st July, 2022.


The Housing and Cohesion Officer post was in place until the end of March 2023 with the amendments being made to the service level agreement which had been signed off by the Area Chair, Area Manager and the Group Leader for Housing Management, Regulation and Service Improvement.


Assisting Employment and Skills commission contract had been awarded to Dearne Electronic Community Village for a period of 3 years following a moderation meeting held on 25th November, 2021 with points being scored based on the questions set during the tender process.


The Neighbourhood and Engagement Officer role was in place until the end of March 2024 due to further funding being agreed at the Area Council meeting held on 25th November, 2021.


Members were informed that a workshop would need to be convened to discuss future priorities in relation to the Environment, Education and Volunteer Service, as Twiggs had around 14 months left on their contract.





(i)         that the report be noted: and


(ii)        that the procurement timeline for the Social Inclusion Service be approved.

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