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.
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.
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