Decision details

Request for an extension to the Sexual Health integrated Service Contract Provided by Virgin Care Ltd

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Request for an extension to the sexual health integrated service contract provided by Virgin Care Ltd. Proposal to activate a two year extension from 1 April 2019.

Decisions:

The Cabinet gave consideration to a report of the Interim Director of Public Health which sought an extension to the sexual health integrated service contract provided by Virgin Care Ltd.

 

The Cabinet were informed that the Council was mandated to commission comprehensive open access sexual health services. Virgin Care Ltd held the contract for the delivery of integrated sexual health services across Oldham. The contract was awarded on 19th August 2015 following a collaborative procurement with Rochdale and Bury Councils and the service went live in

Oldham on 1st January 2016. Rochdale Council were the lead commissioner of this cluster arrangement and held the contract with Virgin Care Ltd, under a tripartite legal agreement. Oldham and Bury Councils were associates to the contract.

 

Cabinet noted that the contract was awarded for 3 years and 3 months and would end on 31st March 2019 with an option to activate + 1 years + 1 years extension. The report outlined the proposal to activate a two-year extension once the contract ended, with the intention to re–tender a cluster integrated sexual health service for April 2021. This collaborative approach to the

procurement enabled maximum efficiencies and therefore significant savings.

 

Options/Alternatives considered:

Option1 - Request that Rochdale Council enact a +1 year extension to the contract

Option 2 - Request that Rochdale Council enact a +2 year extension to the contract. This was the recommended option

 

RESOLVED - That the Cabinet would consider the commercially

sensitive information contained at Item 14 of the agenda.

 

 

Report author: James Mallion

Publication date: 26/02/2019

Date of decision: 25/02/2019

Decided at meeting: 25/02/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 07/03/2019

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