Decision details

Specialist Children and Family Weight Management Service – Request to waive CPRs 9.1 and 9.2 using the authority set out in CPR 1.3 to enter into interim contract with Leeds Community Healthcare Trust for a period of 12 months commencing 1st May 2019

Reference: D48651

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


In respect of the Specialist Children and Family Weight Management Service. The Director of Public Health has approved:

To waive Contracts Procedure Rules (CPRs) 9.1 and 9.2 (high value procurements) to enter into new contracts from 1st May 2019 with the current NHS provider.

The contract to Leeds Community Healthcare Trust in the sum of £112,500 per annum. The contract shall commence on the 1st May 2019 and expire on the 30th April 2020 with the option to extend for a period of up to 12 months.

The Director of Public Health has noted:

The new contract is required to prevent service disruption as there are no further contract extensions available on the existing contract.

That elements of the proposed specification will not be delivered following feedback from Leeds Community Healthcare Trust that these are not affordable and therefore a reduced service specification is being offered for this period which, it is considered, does not offer best value longer term.

The new contract will ensure service continuity, provide the necessary time to review the provision of child weight management services, re-scope the service and establish the procurement route to deliver a value for money service.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Janice Burberry, Health Improvement Manager 07712 214814 Email:

Publication date: 03/05/2019

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