Decision details

Community Equipment and Assistive Technology Contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


H&F Council forms part of the London Consortium Agreement with twenty other Local Authorities. The consortium created a framework for London based Social Care and Health Services to buy community equipment. This is a demand led contract from which the latest data intelligence suggests that the average usage is split 40% H&F Social Care and 60% Health.

The framework has reached an end and the consortium has gone through a procurement for a new provider (NRS) to supply community equipment. The recommended decision is to stay with the consortium for another 5+2 years.

H&F wants to enter into a "call-off" agreement from the 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2028 with a potential extension for two years. This means total value of £13,723,150.


1.     To approve the decision to remain with London Consortium Community Equipment Framework, managed by RBKC and WCC who have awarded the NRS contract for 5+2 years.


2.     To enter into a ‘Call-off’ agreement from the 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2028 with a potential extension for 2 years from the above-mentioned framework to appoint NRS as the Council’s supplier of Community Equipment, Assistive Technology and Minor Adaptations.


3.     To approve the £13,723,200 as the total value for seven years


Report author: Johan van Wijgerden

Publication date: 16/05/2023

Date of decision: 15/05/2023

Decided at meeting: 15/05/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 20/05/2023

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