Decision details

Direct Award Of Health Visiting And School Nursing Contracts

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


School Nursing & Health Visiting contract with CLCH - Direct Award for 2 years.

The current contract terminates on 31st March 2019. It was agreed as a temporary extension for period 1st September 2018 to 31st March 2019 to allow the Authority time to negotiate a longer term contract with CLCH that would fully restore the service.



1.    That Cabinet grants a waiver of the usual tendering requirements of Contract Standing Orders (CSO) on the grounds of extreme urgency and because this is in the Council’s overall interests, as provided for in CSO 3, in relation to the School Nursing Service and the Health Visiting Service.


2.    That Cabinet approves a direct award of contract to Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH) from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 with provision for four contract extensions each of three months at the contract price set out in the exempt appendix.


3.    That Cabinet delegates to the Strategic Director of Social Care & Public Services Reform in consultation with Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care the decisions on whether the contract extensions set out in paragraph 2 should be exercised.


Report author: Peter Woods

Publication date: 06/03/2019

Date of decision: 04/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 04/03/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/03/2019

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