Issue details

Request to proceed with a procurement exercise in line with CPR 3.1.7 to appoint a provider to deliver Sensory Support Services in Leeds

Brief Description

A report will be presented to the Director of Adults and Health in April 2022 requesting authority to undertake a procurement process in line with CPR 3.1.7 to appoint a suitable provider(s) to deliver a Sensory Support Service for people in Leeds.

The successful provider will be awarded a 5+ up to 3-year contract at a maximum cost of £6,868,000 for this period.  The annual contract value is £858.500

Impact On Wards

The service to be procured will provide services to Leeds residents who are: young people in transition services aged 16+ and individuals aged 18+ who are deaf, blind, deafblind, hearing or sight impaired, individuals with dual sensory impairment.

Financial and procurement implications

The funding will be contained within the A&H base budget.  The allocated funding takes into account a 10% financial saving which was implemented from October 2021 in relation to the current service provision

A request is being made for authority to undertake a full tender exercise for this provision, and to subsequently award a 5+ up to 3-year contract to the successful provider.

The successful provider(s) to be awarded a 5+ up to3 year contract at a maximum cost of £6,868.000 for this period.  The annual contract price is £585.500

Partnership working

The contract which will be awarded following the tender process will be commissioned and funded by LCC.  The current 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 type: Key

Reason Key: Financial Impact>£500K;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/03/2022

Decision due: April 2022 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

Consultation/engagement with stakeholders and service users regarding the revised specification was undertaken during July – November 2021. Consultation with people with sensory loss is taking place February 14th – March 31st, 2022.


Stakeholders and service users.


The Executive Member for Adult Social Care, Children’s Social Care and Health Partnerships.