1. That the award of contract for the provision of Dementia Navigators to The Alzheimer’s Society be agreed. This would enable a new contract to commence from 1 June 2019 and enable a smooth transition when the current contract ends on 31 May 2019.
2. That the new contract will be in place for two years with the option to extend up to a further 24 months was noted. The new contract will end on 31 May 2021, however if both extension years were used, the contract will end on 31 May 2023. This service would be delivered county wide and to North East Hants & Farnham.
Reasons for Decision:
The existing Dementia Navigators contract will expire on 31 May 2019. A competitive tender process in compliance with the requirements of Public Contract Regulations and Procurement Standing Orders had been completed. The recommended supplier offered overall best value for money in the procurement process.
The proposal supports the Council’s strategic obligation to deliver the Dementia Strategy commissioning intentions and the award of this contract would enable uninterrupted provision of the service and enable the Council to improve and meet objectives of providing service users with vital assistance following a diagnosis of dementia, showing how to access support & services available. It also reduced the likelihood of carer breakdown and alleviate some of the risks associated with supporting people who were living with dementia at home and in their local community. This contract would also generate benefits for Surrey and North East Hants & Farnham residents, as it would deliver an estimated £17,514 in Social Value.
[The decisions on this item can be called in by the Adults & Lifelong Learning Select Committee]