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£515,000 for PwC consultancy for improvements to Nottingham’s Adult Social Care Sector

Nottingham City Council has taken a step towards enhancing its Adult Social Care sector.

In a delegated decision documented, the Council has chosen PwC, a global consulting firm, to offer project management and business analysis support for the Adult Social Care transformation programme.

The primary objective of this collaboration is to amplify the transformation programme of the Adult Social Care sector, which encompasses a multitude of projects. These projects demand both project management and business analysis resources to ensure they align with their savings targets.

The cost of this commissioning stands at £527,875.

This sum includes the work cost of £515,000 and additional expenses, which are capped at 2.5% of the total cost.

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The Council has been collaborating with PwC since the previous September on several projects within the transformation programme. Given PwC’s accumulated expertise and subject knowledge, especially concerning proposed systems, the Council believes that persisting with their support is the most efficient route to ensure a timely rollout.

The contract will be financed via the Market Sustainability and Improvement Fund, a grant awarded to all Adult Social Care departments by the Department for Health and Social Care. This arrangement ensures no additional financial burden on the Council.

The Council did contemplate not renewing the PwC contract but found it unfeasible due to a lack of resources to support all the projects within the transformation programme. Any delays in the Assessment and Support Planning project, a cornerstone of the programme, would have cascading effects on other initiatives.

The decision to engage PwC via the CCAS framework is in line with the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and the Council’s Constitution. The cost for the fiscal year 2023/24 is entirely funded via the Market Sustainability and Improvement Fund, ensuring no impact on the budget. The procurement process, as advised by Paul Ritchie, Procurement Manager, adheres to procurement law.

The decision received endorsements from David Mellen, Leader/PH Strategic Regeneration & Communications, and Catherine Underwood, Corporate Director for People, on 02/10/2023 and 25/09/2023, respectively.

The Council’s move to engage PwC underscores its commitment to refining the Adult Social Care sector, ensuring it meets contemporary needs and expectations.

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