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.