Decision details

16/00038a2 School Public Health Services - Contract Awards

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Children’s Social Care and Health Cabinet Committee previously endorsed plans to commission new School Public Health Services across Kent through a competitive procurement process. This procurement process started earlier in 2016 and is being undertaken as part of the wider procurement of the Children’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health Services across the county.

The combined annual budget for the first year of the contracts will be approximately £5.6m and will be funded from the Public Health grant. The contract values will be subject to a year-on-year reduction over the life of the contract, in line with the planned reductions to the Public Health grant.

The total combined contract values over the initial five year term will be £26m. The new services are due to start operating on 1st April 2017.

Legal Implications: The contracts will only be awarded following conclusion of the competitive tendering process.

Equality Implications: None.

The matter is referred to in the Business Plan/Medium Term Capital Programme.



As Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health, I agree to award the following contracts to the successful bidders listed in the exempt appendix to the accompanying report, following a competitive procurement process:


Primary School Public Health Service (£16,630,253)

Adolescent and Targeted Emotional Wellbeing Service (£8,625,607)


Publication date: 02/02/2017

Date of decision: 02/02/2017

Effective from: 10/02/2017

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