{meta} Decision - Request for Approval - Contract Extension - Information and Advice Services

Decision details

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Salford City Council - Record of Decision


I Paul Dennett, City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution do hereby approve the extension of Contract forInformation and Advice Services as detailed in the table below:


Detail required


Contract Reference

Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

Information and Advice Services

Name of Contractor

Salford Citizens Advice Bureau

Type of organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)

Registered Charity

Status of Organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)


Value of Contract Extension


Choose an item.

Existing Contract Term




Extension Period




Contact Officer (Name & number)

Sandra Derbyshire 0161 793 2570

Lead Service Group

People Services

Funding Source

Revenue Budget

Ethical Contractor

Mayor’s Employment Charter

Committed to sign up to the Charter




Accredited Living Wage Employer




Funding provision has been approved for two years with a recommendation that the contract extension for information and advice services is extended (Lead Member for Adult Services and Wellbeing 4 February 2021 (Non Integrated Funding) and Adult Commissioning Committee (Integrated Funding) on 10 February 2021). The extension of the contract for Information and Advice Services is for 2 years (1 April 2021 to 31 March 2023) as detailed in the table above to enable a robust option appraisal/review to be undertaken. 


The reasons are as per report submitted to Procurement Board on 17 February 2021 to enable a robust review to be undertaken regarding the future delivery of this service.


Options considered and rejected - none


Assessment of risk – Low risk


The source of funding is Integrated and Non Integrated budget as table below:



Service Area

Integrated Pooled Budget

Non Integrated Pool

Lead Member

Health & Social Care



High Street



Mental Health



Disabled Children and Expectant Families



Palliative Care






TOTAL VALUE £565,726 per annum


Legal advice obtained - Yes - Tony Hatton


Financial advice obtained – Yes - Stephen Thynne


Procurement advice obtained – Yes – Chris Conway


HR advice obtained NA


Climate change implications obtained NA


Documents used

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process.

Monitoring and evaluation from the current provider.


Contact details

Contact Officer:  Sandra Derbyshire      

Telephone number: 0161 793 2570


·       This matter is also subject to consider by the Lead Member for Adult Services, Health and Wellbeing

·       The Lead Member for Adult Services, Health and Wellbeing on 4 February 2021 has been consulted and is supportive of the proposed contract extension

·       This matter has also been considered by Financial Support Group - 2 February 2021 and Adult Commissioning Committee 10 February 2021 and both are supportive of the proposed contract extensions

·       The appropriate Scrutiny Committee to call-in the decision is the Health and Social Care Scrutiny Panel


Signed:                                                   Dated: 22 February 2021.

                    City Mayor




*         This decision was published on 22 February 2021.

*         This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 1 March 2021 unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.


Publication date: 22/02/2021

Date of decision: 17/02/2021

Decided at meeting: 17/02/2021 - Procurement Board

Effective from: 02/03/2021

Accompanying Documents: