Decision details

Permission to Extend the Post-16 Tracker Service

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Children, Education and Families

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


That the final one-year extension to the current agreement with Royal Borough of Kingston be approved, resulting in an amended contract expiration date of 31 March 2024.

Reasons for the decision:

The Local Authority has a statutory duty to monitor and report on the designation of children and young people upon leaving school which is currently fulfilled via a shared management information service between five London Boroughs, led by the Royal Borough of Kingston. 


Authorisation for the current agreement with the Royal Borough of Kingston commenced on 1 April 2018 for a period of three years and this agreement was later extended for a further two-year period to 31 March 2023.  An option to extend for a final one-year period to 31 March 2024 is available.  Follow an options appraisal which has identified that the current service offers the best value for money and meets all statutory reporting requirements, it is proposed to agree the final one-year extension, representing a consolidated contract value of £256k over the six-year term.

Publication date: 16/06/2022

Date of decision: 16/06/2022

Effective from: 24/06/2022

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