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.
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: 26/09/2017
Anticipated restriction: Part exempt - View reasons
Explanation of anticipated restriction:
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Decision due: Not before 24th Oct 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: Deputy Cabinet Member for Strategic Commissioning
Lead director: Andrew Scott-Clark
Department: Social Care, Health & Wellbeing
Contact: Mark Gilbert, Interim Head of Public Health Commissioning 03000 416668 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01622 221732.
At its meeting on 11 January 2017, the former Children’s Social Care and Health Cabinet Committee discussed and endorsed plans to commission a new Young Persons’ Drug and Alcohol Service across Kent through a competitive tendering process.
The Health Reform and Public Health Cabinet Committee discussed and endorsed the proposed award of contract at its meeting on 22 September 2017.
Financial implications: £3,945,622 million over five years
Legal implications: None
Equalities implications: None