Decision details

Information and Advice Services - extension of contracts

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Health and Adult Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To seek approval for the extension of the Welfare Benefits Unit contract and the Citizens Advice North Yorkshire contract for 12 months


Approval has been given for a 12 month extension to the two contracts which support this service, which are currently procured from the Welfare Benefits Unit and the Citizens Advice Bureau.

Reasons for the decision:

This will allow time for other grant payments, that have been paid by the seven former district and borough councils for a similar service, to be reviewed and consideration to be given on combining these (or parts thereof) with the core funding currently managed by Health and Adult Services, for any future procurement.

Alternative options considered:

Consideration was given to re-procuring at the end of the current contract but this would not cover the grants previously paid by the district councils which would be considered separately. This would have brought a risk of duplication of effort, including additional cost, and potential confusion over the management of the contracts

Publication date: 15/01/2024

Date of decision: 12/01/2024

Effective from: 23/01/2024

Accompanying Documents: