Issue - decisions

Authority to tender Public Health contracts

21/08/2013 - Authority to tender public health contracts

(i)         that the approach to procuring services as set out in paragraph 3.6 to 3.16 of the report from the Acting Director of Adult Social Services to include the establishment of a framework agreement consisting of four lots in respect of substance misuse, sexual health services, children’s services and community services be noted;

(ii)        that approval be given to the pre-tender considerations and the criteria to be used to evaluate tenders as set out in paragraph 4.1 of the report in respect of the framework agreement detailed in (i) above;

(iii)       that approval be given to the invite od tenders in respect of the framework agreement detailed in (i) above and their evaluation in accordance with the approved evaluation criteria referred to in (ii) above;

(iv)       that the intention to explore the possibility of collaboratively procuring sexual health services and children’s services through the West London Alliance be noted;

(v)        that approval be given to the extension of current public health contracts for the duration and on the terms detailed in the table at paragraph 3.16 of the Director’s report;

(vi)       that the intention to explore the possibility of collaboratively procuring LES services (excluding breast feeding) through the West London Alliance be noted;

(vii)      that where officers wish to collaboratively procure the services referred to in (iv) and (vi) above through the West London Alliance and the proposed lead authority is not Brent Council, approval be given to the collaborative procurement and exempt the procurement from the normal requirements of Brent’s Contract Standing Orders in accordance with Contract Standing Order 85(c) and 84(a) on the basis that there are good operational reasons as set out in paragraphs 3.14 to 3.15 of the Director’s report.