Decision details

Authority to tender a contract for Healthwatch

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To request approval to invite tenders in respect of the contract for Healthwatch as required under part 5 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.


(i)         that approval be given to the invite of tenders for a Local Healthwatch service contract on the basis of the pre - tender considerations set out in paragraph 3.7 of the report;

(ii)        that the new contract be let for a term of one year with the option to extend for a further 12 months;

(iii)       that approval be given to the evaluation of the tenders referred to in (i) above on the basis of the evaluation criteria set out in paragraph 3.7 of the report;

(iv)       that approval be given to an exemption from the usual tendering requirements of Contract Standing Orders and the approval of the direct award of an interim contract to the current provider, Healthwatch Brent, for a three month period from 1 April 2015 for the operational reasons set out in paragraph 3.8. of the report.

Reason Key: Affects more than 2 wards;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Cathy Tyson, Head of Policy and Scrutiny Email: Tel: 020 8937 1045.

Report author: Fiona Kivett

Publication date: 28/01/2015

Date of decision: 26/01/2015

Decided at meeting: 26/01/2015 - Cabinet

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