Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
(1) That option three proceed for the development of care technology in Dorset.
(2) That the procurement be approved of:
a. Assistive Technology service – assessment, installation and monitoring of equipment;
b. Careline provider and responder service; and
c. Development partner.
(3) That the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health and Executive Director for People – Adults be delegated authority to award the contract to the successful bidder once the tender evaluation has been concluded.
(4) That authority also be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Health and Executive Director for People – Adults, in consultation with the Executive Director for Corporate Development (S151), to increase the available budget, subject to the compliance with procurement regulations, where clear evidence of savings and/or cost avoidance is provided.
Reason for decision: Commissioning services that increase wellbeing will enable the reduction and delay of more costly health and care interventions and maintain people’s independence for longer. The procurement of a standalone assistive technology service will support the delivery of cost savings and avoidance and support the overall financial position of the Council.
Report author: Mathew Kendall
Publication date: 30/07/2019
Date of decision: 30/07/2019
Decided at meeting: 30/07/2019 - Dorset Council - Cabinet