Decision details

Contract Award via Exemption to Competitive Tendering: Virtual Reality Training for Children's Social Care Practitioners

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Children, Education and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Reasons for the decision:

Cornerstone Training and Support Service Ltd provides Virtual Reality training, materials and support to practitioners in Children’s Social Care at the London Borough of Bromley via a contract which is due to end in March 2023.  The purpose of this programme is to embed immersive experiences into the Council’s professional social care practice to improve outcomes in referral and assessment for children to achieve permanency, including Fostering, Special Guardianship and Adoption.  As this is a unique and specialist service with no alternative suppliers currently on the market, it is proposed that Cornerstone Training and Support Service Ltd be awarded a further five-year contract via an exemption to competitive tendering to commence from April 2023 for a period of five years at an estimated annual value of £24,705 (a whole life value of £183,505, inclusive of cumulative spend).

Publication date: 21/11/2022

Date of decision: 21/11/2022

Effective from: 29/11/2022

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