Agenda and decisions

Cabinet Member for Children, Young People & Families Decisions
Thursday, 6 June 2019 9.00 am

Contact: Ben Cullimore 

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

    All Members present are required to declare, at this point in the meeting or as soon as possible thereafter:

     

    i.       Any disclosable pecuniary interests and / or

    ii.      Other interests arising under the Code of Conduct in respect of any item(s) of business being considered at this meeting

     

    NOTES:

     

    ·        Members are reminded that they must not participate in any item where they have a disclosable pecuniary interest.

    ·        As well as an interest of the Member, this includes any interest, of which the Member is aware, that relates to the Member’s spouse or civil partner (or any person with whom the Member is living as a spouse or civil partner).

    ·        Members with a significant personal interest may participate in the discussion and vote on that matter unless that interest could be reasonably regarded as prejudicial.

2.

Procedural Matters

2a

Members' Questions

2b

Public Questions

2c

Petitions

3.

Approval to Award a Framework for the Provision of Forensic Testing Services pdf icon PDF 148 KB

    Surrey County Council (the Council) has obligations to ensure that safeguarding decisions about children are made using high quality evidence suitable for the courts. Forensic testing is sometimes required to support child protection and care planning decisions.

     

    The current Forensic Testing Framework is due to expire at the end of 31 July 2019. Therefore officers were required to go out to the market through a full tender process for a Framework under the Light Touch Regime.

     

    This report provides details of the procurement process, including the results of the evaluation, and, in conjunction with the Part 2 report, demonstrates why the recommended award delivers value for money and meets the needs of individuals in the Council.

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    Surrey County Council (the Council) has obligations to ensure that safeguarding decisions about children are made using high quality evidence suitable for the courts. Forensic testing is sometimes required to support child protection and care planning decisions.

     

    The current Forensic Testing Framework is due to expire on 31 July 2019. Therefore officers were required to go out to the market through a full tender process for a Framework under the Light Touch Regime. The services are broken into the following areas:

     

    ·         DNA Testing

    ·         Drug Testing

    ·         Alcohol Testing

     

    This report provides details of the procurement process, including the results of the evaluation, and, in conjunction with the Part 2 report, demonstrates why the recommended award delivers value for money and meets the needs of individuals in the Council. Due to the commercial sensitivity involved in the contract award process, much of the Finance and Value for Money details have been included as a Part 2 report.