Decision details

Approval to Award a Contract for the Provision of a Stop Smoking Service

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Cabinet to agree ongoing investment into stop smoking service commissioning from April 2019.  The new contract is for 3 years with the option to extend for an additional three years in one year intervals.

Cabinet to award the contract to the preferred supplier following a competitive tender process.

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That a contract be awarded for the provision of a stop smoking service to Thrive Tribe.  (The contract will be for three years from 1 April 2019 with an option to extend for an additional three years in one year intervals.)

 

Reasons for Decision:

 

The existing stop smoking contract will expire on 31 March 2019 and an extension is not possible. A full tender process, in compliance with the requirement of Public Contract Regulations and Procurement Standing Orders, has been completed and the recommendations provide best value for money for the Council following a thorough evaluation process.

 

Helping smokers to quit now reduces the cost of care in the future. The Care Act 2014 requires councils with social care responsibilities to put in place preventive measures designed to reduce the need for care and support in the future. Helping smokers quit now means that they are less likely to require paid for care in the future.

 

[The decisions on this item can be called in by the Health, Integration & Commissioning Select Committee]

 

Report author: Mr Wyatt Ramsdale

Publication date: 28/11/2018

Date of decision: 27/11/2018

Decided at meeting: 27/11/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 06/12/2018

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