Decision details

Procurement process in-line with Contract Procedure Rule 3.1.7, to appoint a suitable provider/s to deliver a Counselling & Therapy Service for Women in Leeds

Reference: D54340

Decision Maker: Director of Adults and Health

Decision status: For consultation

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Brief Description

A report will be presented to the Director of Adults and Health in July 2021 requesting authority to undertake a procurement process in line with CPR 3.1.7 to appoint a suitable provider/s to deliver a counselling and therapy service for women in Leeds. 

The successful provider will be awarded a 5+5 year contract at a maximum cost of £1,290,060 for this period.  The proposed full procurement follows a market sounding exercise which demonstrated that there is a market in Leeds for this type of provision.

Impact On Wards

The service to be procured will provide counselling and therapy to service users living in all wards of Leeds.

Financial and procurement implications

The requested financial envelope follows a 10% financial saving.

A request is being made for authority to undertake a full tender exercise for this provision, and to subsequently award a 5+5 year contract to the successful provider/s.

The successful provider to be awarded a 5+5 year contract at a maximum cost of £1,290,060 for this period. 

Partnership working

The contract which will be awarded following the tender process will be commissioned and funded by LCC.  However, the provider is also commissioned to deliver complementary provision by the NHS Leeds CCG, and they will be consulted on the tender documentation including the service specification.

 

Decision:

The Director of Adults and Health approved the request in line with CPR 3.1.6 for authority to procure a counselling and therapy service for women in Leeds.

The Director of Adults and Health approved the award of a contract for five years with the option to extend for up to a further five years to the successful provider(s) following the procurement exercise, at a maximum cost of £1,290,060 for this period (£129,060 per annum). 

 

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Consultation through Briefings and Meetings.

Consultees

Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health Partnerships.

 

Contact: Aidan Smith, Commissioning and Contracts Officer 0113 3787856 Email: aidan.smith@leeds.gov.uk.

Publication date: 22/07/2021

Date of decision: 30/07/2021

Effective from: 07/08/2021

Call-in deadline date: 06/08/2021

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