Issue details

Request to modify the Contract End-Date for the Delivery of Leeds Sensory Impairment Support Service (LSISS) provided by BID Services, under the provision available in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, Reg 72(1)(c) modification of contracts duri

Brief Description

Adults and Health is seeking a waiver to Contract Procedure Rules 9.1 and 9.2 to enter into a 12 month plus 6 months interim contract with Leeds Hearing and Sight Loss Service (LHSLS).

Approval is sought to complete a service review, specification revision and undertake a procurement exercise with a six-month mobilisation period commencing 1st April 2022.

Impact On Wards

The waiver will enable the Service Provider to deliver a range of different interventions according to need for people who have sensory impairments that includes people who are Deaf, Deafened, Hard of Hearing, Blind visually impaired or have dual sensory loss.

Financial and procurement implications

The requested financial envelope follows a 10% financial saving. A request is being made to waive CPRs 9.1, 9.2 to enter into an interim contract.  The contract value for 12 months is £905.230. The value for the proposed 12-month + 6 months period is £1,357.845 

Partnership working

NHS Leeds CCG financially contributes towards the ECLO (Eye Care Liaison Officer) post and the Hearing aid repair service.  They will be consulted on the tender documentation including the service specification.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status:

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/07/2021

Decision due: August 2021 by Director of Adults and Health

Lead director: Director of Adults and Health

Department: Adult and Health

Contact: Aidan Smith, Commissioning and Contracts Officer 0113 3787856 Email:

Consultation process

Service users and stakeholders have been consulted as part of the service review.


Members Briefings/meetings.


Executive Member for Adults & Children’s Social Care and Health Partnerships

Stakeholders and service users.