Decision details

Authority to award contract for Brent Healthwatch Service

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


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That the Assistant Chief Executive:


i)             Approves the award of contract for Brent Healthwatch Services to The Advocacy Project for a term of three (3) years commencing on 1st April 2021 with an option to extend for two (1+1) years.

Reasons for the decision:

As detailed within the accompanying report.

Alternative options considered:

As detailed within the accompanying report.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Cabinet/Committee Decision or Scheme of Delegation: Officer scheme of delegation

Parties Consulted: The partnerships and engagement manager worked closely with stakeholders to develop the service speciication for this tender. Partners such as Public Health and the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) have agreed to contribute and be part of a reference group that will oversee the mobilisation of the new service as well as support the development of the first year Heathwatch workplan. Consultation also took place with Councillors including the Chair of the Health and Wellbeing Board and service users for example the Brent Mencap Service users group. Officers also worked with partners to select a community representative to be part of the evaluation process.

Contact: Pascoe Sawyers, Head of Strategy and Partnerships Email: Tel: 020 8937 1045, Julia Mlambo, Partnership and Engagement Manager, Strategy and Partnerships Email: Tel: 020 8937 1133.

Publication date: 18/02/2021

Date of decision: 18/02/2021

Effective from: 26/02/2021

Accompanying Documents: