Decision details

Healthwatch - Extension And Procurement Strategy For Future Provision

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


This report seeks approval to the procurement approach to Healthwatch provision in the borough.

Local authorities are required to commission a local Healthwatch organisation under the Health and Social Care Act 2012. Healthwatch acts as a consumer
champion for users of health and care services, their families, carers and the public.


1     That Cabinet approves a waiver of Contract Stranding Order 3.1 to allow the direct award of a nine-month contract to Healthwatch Central West London on the basis that this is in the Council’s overall interest.  This will commence on 1st April 2019 and end on 31st December 2019 at a cost of £105,000.


2     That Cabinet approves the Procurement Strategy and Business Case for the procurement of a new contract for the provision of Healthwatch services. The new contract will commence on 1st January 2020 for a period of two years with the option to extend for two further periods of one year. The maximum estimated annual value is £122,500 with a maximum lifetime value of £490,000.


Report author: Joanna Mccormick

Publication date: 06/02/2019

Date of decision: 04/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/02/2019

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