Issue details

16/00096 - Kent and Medway Prison-based Drug and Alcohol Services

Proposed decision: To award the contract for Kent and Medway Prison Based Drug & Alcohol Services to a provider decided by competitive tender, with the contract to commence on 2nd October 2017.


How the decision relates to BS4K and Corporate Objectives: 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 £20m 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: 06/03/2017

Decision due: Not before 3rd Apr 2017 by Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Traded Services
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 Email:

Consultation process

The timetable for procurement was discussed on 11 October 2016 by the Adult Social Care and Public Health Cabinet Committee.


The proposed decision will be discussed by the Adult Social Care and Health Cabinet Committee on 14 March 2017 and the outcome of that meeting included in the decision paperwork which the Cabinet Member will be asked to sign.


The proposed decision will be discussed by the Adult Social Care and Health Cabinet Committee on 14 March 2017.

Financial implications: Karen Sharp, Head of Commissioning, Public Health 03000 416668

Legal implications: 16/00096


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