Decision details

Award of Hammersmith & Fulham Council's Community Sexual Health Service contract

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Contract award of a newly procured service: H&F’s community sexual health service for 3 years commencing on 1st April 2024, (£366,000 per annum), with two possible 2-year extensions. Maximum budget envelope of £2,562,000.


That the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care:


1.    Notes that Appendices 1 and 2 are not for publication on the basis that they contain information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) as set out in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).


2.    Approve the award of a contract to Turning Point UK Limited for the delivery of a Community Sexual Health Service, for an initial three-year period from 1st April 2024 to 31st March 2027. This will include the option to extend for a further two periods of two years (up to seven years in total). The value of the initial three-year term is £1,098,000.00 (£366,000 per annum). Rising to a maximum of £2,562,000.00 should all options to extend the contract be taken up.


Reasons for the decision:

1.         Do Nothing – Not possible.

2.         Award a 3+2+2 contract to Turning Point for the delivery of a Community Sexual Health service to residents of Hammersmith & Fulham – Recommended. This will ensure vital and long-term support for the community seeking help and support with their sexual health issues. Turning Point have performed well in delivery of similar sexual health services over the course of the previous contract (see Appendix 2).

3.         Re-tender the contract – Not recommended.


Alternative options considered:

Locally tailored sexual health services fulfil an important function. An open procurement for these services has allowed the Council to stipulate the requirements for the new services as co-produced with residents, whilst achieving value for money via a competitive tender process within an established pool of providers.

Publication date: 28/03/2024

Date of decision: 24/03/2024

Effective from: 05/04/2024

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