Decision details

Request to Extend Healthwatch and NHS Independent Complaints Advocacy contracts (exemption to Contract Procedure Rules)

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Requests an exemption from Contract Procedure Rules (CPRs) to enable the extension of the contracts in place with Action Together for the delivery of two statutory contracts:
- Healthwatch Oldham
- NHS Independent Complaints Advocacy

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
The preferred option is to grant the extension to the contracts with Action Together for the delivery of Healthwatch therefore agreeing to an exemption of the Contract Procedure Rules (CPRs). This then enables the continuation of service delivery of the statutory services.

Reasons for the decision:

Alternative options are:
- to grant the extension to the contracts with Action Together for the delivery of Healthwatch therefore agreeing to an exemption of the Contract Procedure Rules (CPRs). This then enables the continuation of service delivery of the statutory services.
- not to extend the contracts, and provision is ceased
- conduct a procurement exercise for the provision of the services (Healthwatch and NHS ICA)

Alternative options considered:

- not to extend the contracts, and provision is ceased
- conduct a procurement exercise for the provision of the services (Healthwatch and NHS ICA)

Publication date: 12/01/2021

Date of decision: 05/01/2021

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