A report from the Director of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care is attached. This seeks approval to the award of the contract. (Report No.33, agenda part two also refers) (Key decision – reference number 4160)
(8.50 – 8.55 pm)
Councillor Nneka Keazor (Cabinet Member for Public Health and Sport) introduced the report of the Director of Health, Housing and Adult Social Care (No.30) seeking approval to the award of contract for Enfield Integrated Sexual Health Community Services.
1. That Report No.33 also referred, as detailed in Minute No.22 below.
2. The tender process that had been completed for the provision of the Enfield Integrated Sexual Health Community Services contract as set out in the report. The process had been thorough and transparent. The new contract would provide for increased access to services in the Borough from a number of sites.
Alternative Options Considered: NOTED that there were no alternative options to tendering externally as Enfield Council had been unable to directly provide such a specialist service in-house within a competitive price range. There had been no option to extend the existing contracts as this would leave the Council vulnerable to challenge as the opportunity to extend had not been detailed during the tender process. Additionally, the Council could not report on adequate performance and value from the existing contractor that had been transferred from the NHS.
DECISION: The Cabinet agreed to
1. Note that the tender process had adhered to Corporate Procurement Procedures, EU Procurement Regulations and the new contract would afford the Council with on-going year on year performance and value for money benefits.
2. Note the procurement process and endorsed the award of the contract to the preferred bidder, as outlined in part 2 of this report (No.33, minute number 22 below refers), for an initial period of three (3) years, five (5) months with the option to apply extensions on a two (2) yearly basis rolling up to four (4) further years.
Reason: NOTED the detailed reasons for the recommendations as set out in section 5 of the report.
(Key decision – reference number 4160)