Decision details

Leader's Urgent Decision - Direct Award Of A Contract For A Young People's Sexual Health And Substance Misuse Wellbeing Service

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


A service must be in place to support young people who need drug treatment. The service will also provide advice and information and support young people with issues relating to sexual health and substance misuse.


Reasons for urgency:


There is an immediate gap in specialist drug treatment for young people.


1.    That the Leader and Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care grant a waiver from 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 Young People’s Wellbeing Service. 


2.    That the Leader approves a direct award of contract to Turning Point from the date of agreement by the Leader (subject to expiry of call-in period) to 31 March 2021 at the contract price set out in the exempt appendix.

Reasons for the decision:

Turning Point are ideally placed to provide this service as they already provide the adult substance misuse and sexual health advice and information services in the borough.

Alternative options considered:

Option 1 – do nothing

Option 2 – Recommended option - Commission delivery from external provider


Urgent item?: Yes

Publication date: 10/10/2019

Date of decision: 09/09/2019

Effective from: 16/10/2019

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