Decision details

Direct award for the delivery of Healthy Schools and Healthy Early Years Programme to Health Education Partnership

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To approve the appointment of Health Education Partnership to continue delivering the Healthy Schools and Healthy Early Years Programme for one year from 1 April 2019, following expiry of the current contract on 31 March 2019.

Decision:

1.1.       That the Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, acting on advice from the Strategic Director of Social Care, approves a waiver to the council’s CSOs under CSO 3.1 for the requirement to advertise and competitively tender, as set out in CSO 10.2.

 

1.2.        That the Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care approves the direct award of a contract to Health Education Partnership to deliver the Healthy Schools and Healthy Early Years Programme from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

 

Reasons for the decision:

5.1.      Two alternative options were considered in addition to the recommended option. These two options are not desirable for the reasons set out below:

Option 1: End current contract

5.2.     This option was ruled out as the Cabinet had taken the decision in its meeting on 6 March 2017 to continue providing the service. The service is well-received and achieves improved outcomes and reduced health inequalities in a range of important areas for children and families, including healthy eating, healthy lifestyles, mental health and wellbeing, and personal safety.

Option 2: Open procurement

5.3.       An open procurement exercise is not possible in the time remaining. The direct award for one year will provide the time to undertake a full procurement exercise, including the opportunity to review the market and generate interest. 

Option 3: Direct award – recommended option

5.4.       This is the recommended option which provides stability for residents for a year, an agreed contract and specification with Health Education Partnership and continuity of service delivery. 

 

Publication date: 06/03/2019

Date of decision: 04/03/2019

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