Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
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.
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.
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