Having earlier declared a prejudicial interest in this item Cllr Phil Davies vacated the Chair and room during consideration of the report into Step Up to Social Work – Cohort 2 – Outcome of Procurement Process.
Cllr George Davies took the Chair in his absence. David Armstrong said the report was an acceptance of the tender contract. This covered the first cohort, but they would seek approval before subsequent reletting. Wirral Council was the lead member for nine authorities. The value was given in the appendix. Cllr Ann McLachlan said she was satisfied with the tender process and that they were the lead authority for the Learn Together Partnership. She said was absolutely fine. The report was accepted.
Cllr Phil Davies returned and said there were no items of Any Other Business. The press and public were asked to leave so the Cabinet could consider the exempt appendices in relation to the Assistive Technology Tender and Step Up to Social Work – Cohort 2 report as well as a request for financial assistance in the form of a grant to a company.