OUTCOME OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH RE-COMMISSIONING PROCESS FOR THE STOP SMOKING SERVICE
Decision Maker: Director of Public Health
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
On 19th November 2020, the Adult Social Care and Health Committee authorised the Director of Public Health to recommission a Stop Smoking Service for Wirral. This report provides an update on the recommissioning process and outcome.
The process has concluded, the tenders received have been fully evaluated according to Council procurement rules and the Director of Public Health will take the decision to award the contract to the successful bidder.
The proposed actions affect all Wards within the borough and the decisions requested are key decisions.
RESOLVED – That the Director of Public Health accepts the winning tender for the Wirral Stop Smoking Service which has been submitted and evaluated in accordance with Wirral Council Contract Procedure rules and approve the award of a five-year contract (with the option to extend for two, one-year extensions) to the provider as detailed in Appendix 1 commencing on 1st October 2021.
Reasons for the decision:
The current stop smoking service contract is due to end on 30 September 21. A procurement exercise has been completed in accordance with CPRs and the successful bidder is the most economically advantageous, is fully compliant and is within allocated budget provision. New contract will be in in place 1 Oct 21.
Alternative options considered:
Other options included not to award the contract or change the length of the contract.
Publication date: 01/06/2021
Date of decision: 01/06/2021
Effective from: 05/06/2021