Decision details

Decision details

Award of Engagement and Assessment contract to St Mungo's

Decision Maker: Officer Executive Decisions

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Continuation of existing services to support people who are rough sleeping, or recovering from rough sleeping, including the provision of “everyone in” accommodation.



To award a contract to St Mungo’s Community Housing for £1,062,044 to provide a Housing First support service to the end of 2023/24. (Following procurement the bid came in lower than the available budget cited in the Cabinet report).

Reasons for the decision:

This service had been due to be recommissioned in 2020. The onset of the pandemic required this service to be completely reconfigured to support the government’s “Everyone In” initiative and exemptions form procurement were sought. These expired in July 2021 requiring the service to be procured.

Signed off by senior officers:

Stephen Gabriel, Executive Director of Communities and People (this role has replaced the Executive Director of Housing).

Decision taken in consultation with:

·         Caroline Green, Chief Executive

·         Nigel Kennedy, Head of Financial Services

·         Susan Sale, Head of Law and Governance

·         Cllr Diko Blackings, Cabinet Member for Affordable Housing and Housing the Homeless.

The decision was notified on the Forward Plan for 28 clear days and the Chair of Scrutiny was informed under the “general exemption”

Publication date: 20/10/2021

Date of decision: 20/10/2021

Effective from: 23/10/2021

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