Decision details

Commission of Families Achieving Change Together (FACT)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet considered a report on the impact and progress of the current FACT initiative and a proposed way forward to embed the approach for the long term involving the commissioning of three FACT teams for a period of five years (1 April 2020 to 31 March 2025). In order to assess the appetite and ability of the market to deliver the FACT model as a long term approach, a period of market engagement and testing would be needed prior to a competitive procurement process. This would require a further one year contract award (1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020) to the existing commissioned provider to ensure that there was no break in the delivery of FACT.     


At the request of Councillor D Flude, the Portfolio Holder for Children and Families undertook to take a report to the Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee before the end of the one-year contract.




That Cabinet


1.    directly awards a contract to Catch 22 to deliver the Families Achieving change Together (FACT) service for the period 1 April 2019 to 31st March 2020;


2.    approves the re-commissioning of the FACT service via an EU compliant competitive procurement exercise; and


3.    delegates authority to the Executive Director People, in consultation with the Children and Families Portfolio Holder, to award the FACT contract for a period of five years (1 April 2020 to 31 March 2025).

Publication date: 14/03/2019

Date of decision: 12/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 12/03/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 22/03/2019

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