Decision details

Social Care Catering Services Contract

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes




That the Cabinet:  


1.    Agree to exercise the last available 1-year extension option within the current contract with the provider Caterplus Services Ltd for the provision of Social Care Catering Services to the London Borough of Hillingdon.  The one-year period is from 23 March 2023 to 22 March 2024 at the cost of up to £1,167,800.


2.    Note that the contract value calculated is based on anticipated spend and that charges are based on a fixed charge and a variable element based on the number of meals provided.


Reasons for decision


The Cabinet Member for Health & Social Care introduced the report, which Cabinet agreed, to extend the Council’s contract for Social Care Catering Services. It was noted that the service operated well during the pandemic and provided meals in various settings which were nutritious and supported residents’ health and well-being.


Alternative options considered and rejected


Cabinet could have fully re-tendered the contract, but considered it not economically viable at this time.


Relevant Select Committee

Health & Social Care

Expiry date for any scrutiny call-in / date decision can be implemented (if no call-in)

These decisions can be called-in by 5pm, Friday 31 March 2023

Officer(s) to action

Claire Fry


Adult Services & Health


Private - Whilst the Cabinet's decisions above are always made public, the officer report relating to this matter is not because it was considered in the private part of the meeting and contained information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the Authority holding that information) and the public interest in withholding the information outweighed the public interest in disclosing it in accordance with Section 100(A) and paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12 (A) to the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


Publication date: 24/03/2023

Date of decision: 23/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 23/03/2023 - CABINET

Effective from: 01/04/2023

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