Issue details

Community Sexual Health Services (Phase 1)



Public Health have undertaken a competitive tendering process for sexual health services in Kent. Tenders for the seven different lots were evaluated.

The procurement timetable was delayed beyond the initial planned period to allow for clarification on requirements for integration with HIV treatment services. The new service model is due to start operating on 5th January 2015, following a six month mobilisation period.


Decision type: Non-key - Low

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/04/2014

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - View reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Item F1 attached includes the names of those companies and organisations which are being invited to tender for the contract

Decision due: Not before 9th May 2014 by Cabinet Member for Adult Social Services & Public Health
Reason: in order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirments

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Services & Public Health

Lead director: Andrew Scott-Clark

Contact: Karen Sharp, Head of Commissioning for Public Health 0300 333 6497 Email:


The Social Care and Public Health Cabinet Committee agreed to support the tendering exercise at their meeting of 4th October 2013. An update on progress of the tender exercise, and this decision, was discussed at the 2nd May 2014 meeting of the Adult Social Care and Health Cabinet Committee.

Other consultation planned or undertaken:
A service review and stakeholder consultation and market engagement exercise was undertaken in 2013.


Financial implications: Karen Sharp, Head of Public Health Commissioning 0300 333 6497

Legal implications: 14/00048


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