Decision details

16/00144 (2) - Young Persons' Substance Misuse Service - Contract Award

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Traded Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


As part of its responsibilities for public health, the County Council commissions a specialist Young Persons’ Substance Misuse Service to reduce the harm caused by drugs and alcohol and to improve the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Kent.


The former Children’s Social Care and Health Cabinet Committee endorsed plans to commission a new Young Persons’ Drug and Alcohol Service across Kent through a competitive tender process. The commissioning and procurement approach was agreed by the Strategic Commissioning Board on 21st July 2017 and a virtual market engagement event took place on 4th August 2017.

The new service is being procured via an open competitive tender procurement exercise which ended on 19th September 2017.


Proposed Decision: To award a contract to the successful bidder to enable the new Young Persons’ Drug and Alcohol Service to commence on 1st January 2018.



As Cabinet Member for Strategic Commissioning and Public Health, I agree to award the contract to Addaction, following a competitive tender process.

Publication date: 01/11/2017

Date of decision: 01/11/2017

Effective from: 09/11/2017

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