Proposed decision: To award the contract for East Kent drug and alcohol services to a provider decided by competitive tender, with the contract to commence on 3rd April 2017.
The decision will support corporate objectives by completing a planned and well-managed competitive tendering of the East Kent Drug and Alcohol service. This will ensure services are commissioned in line with identified need, to deliver corporate priorities on prevention, improved public health and better value for money.
Financial Implications: In excess of £24m over the life of the contract
Legal Implications: None
Equality Implications: None.
The matter is referred to in the Directorate Business Plan/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: 19/09/2016
Decision due: Not before 12th Jan 2017 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 03000 416668 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The matter was discussed by the Adult Social Care and Health Cabinet Committee on 11 October 2016, at which the committee resolved that the planned procurement processes for East Kent Misuse services be endorsed.
The matter was further considered at the 6 December 2016 meeting of the Adult Social Care and Health Cabinet Committee, and the proceedings at that meeting were as follows:
1. Ms Sharp introduced the report and, in response to a question about the competitive tendering exercise, explained that past tendering exercises had shown the market for drug and alcohol services to be robust. Many current providers were in the voluntary sector and were experienced within that service area and familiar with the County Council’s contracting process.
2. RESOLVED that:-
a) the progress of the procurement of the East Kent drug and alcohol service be noted; and
b) the decision proposed to be taken by the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care and Public Health, to award the contract for East Kent drug and alcohol services to the successful bidder, following competitive tender, be endorsed.
Financial implications: Karen Sharp, Head of Commissioning, Public Health 03000 416668 Karen.Sharp@kent.gov.uk
Legal implications: 16/00093