Issue details

Contract Extension for School Public Health Services and Young People's Substance Misuse to 30 September 2016

Proposed decision: To extend the current contracts for School Public Health Services and Young Peoples’ Substance Misuse to 30th September 2016, to bring these contracts to an end at the same time, whilst allowing for the development of transformative service models, prior to the competitive tendering of a new model.


How the decision relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives:


In line with the council’s Strategic Framework, extending the existing contracts will allow for a focus on outcomes, whilst developing new services that will be based around the needs of the people of Kent.

Financial Implications:

The financial values of these contracts are detailed below.

·                School Public Health Services (KCHFT) –£4,859, 856

·                School Public Health Service (MFT) –£414,379

·                Young People’s Substance Misuse Service (KCA) –£854,464

Legal Implications: The decision will require a single source tender to extend the existing contracts to 30th September 2016. 

Equality Implications: None.

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


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure or savings of more than £1m;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Division affected: (All Division);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/08/2015

Decision due: Not before 8th Sep 2015 by Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health
Reason: in order that the proposed decision can be published for a minimum of 28 days, in accordance with statutory requirements

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health

Lead director: Andrew Scott-Clark

Department: Social Care, Health & Wellbeing

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


The Children’s Social Care and Health Cabinet Committee discussed the matter at its meeting on 22nd July 2015 and resolved that the proposed decision to extend the current contracts for School Public Health Services and Young Peoples’ Substance, to 30 September 2016, be endorsed.


Other consultation planned or undertaken:

The transformation of services will be developed in partnership with key stakeholders, including the seven Local Health and Wellbeing Boards, whilst final proposals will be subject to a public consultation exercise.



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

Legal implications: 15/00067


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