Decision details

Croydon Best Start

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Leader of the Council delegated authority to the Cabinet to make the following decisions:




1.   Approve the re-design of the Best Start Children’s Centres into a 3 Hubs and 8 Spokes locality model to provide greater efficiency and co-ordination of service delivery within a reduced budget.  This recommendation has been informed by public consultation.


2.    Note that the Director of Commissioning and Procurement as Chair of the Contracts & Commissioning Board has approved the Procurement Strategy contained in this report and a number of waivers in accordance with Regulations 19.2 of the Council’s Contracts and Tender Regulations. The Procurement Strategy will potentially result in Contract awards for a maximum value of £1,431,533, of which for Lot 1, Child Development and School Readiness services is £1,162,533 and for Lot 2, Parent Aspirations and Parenting Skills services is £269,000.  Contracts will be for a term of 2 years and 4 months. 


Report author: Debbie Jones

Publication date: 03/08/2021

Date of decision: 26/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 26/07/2021 - Cabinet

Effective from: 04/08/2021

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