Decision details

Authority to Procure Sexual Health Improvement Service for Most at Risk Populations for HIV

Reference: D54339

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Brief Description

Approval will be sought for authority to procure a new sexual health improvement service for those most at risk of exposure to HIV, which will replace existing provision.

Impact On Wards


Financial and procurement implications

New procurement of a contract of up to £276,370 per annum for a maximum period of 8 years including extensions

Partnership working




The Director of Public Health approved authority to proceed with a competitive procurement process, as outlined in this report and in line with Contract Procedure Rules (CPRs) 3.1.7, to procure a suitable provider/consortium to deliver a new Sexual Health Improvement Service for most at risk populations for HIV, for a period of 5 years commencing 1st April 2022 (with an option to extend for a period of up to 36 months in any combination) with a maximum budget of £276,370 per annum (£2,210,960 for the overall contract period).


Furthermore, the Director of Public Health noted that a report will be submitted for approval at the end of the procurement process to approve the contract award, which will be a direct consequence of this key decision and will therefore be a significant operational decision at most, which will not be subject to call in.


Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Meetings with Public Health Programme Board, Executive Member for Public Health and Active Lifestyles



Public Health Programme Board, Executive Member for Public Health and Active Lifestyles


Contact: Eleanor Clark, Commissioning Manager 0113 3787844 Email:

Publication date: 22/07/2021

Date of decision: 30/07/2021

Effective from: 07/08/2021

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