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Procure and Award a Contract to Deliver an Adults Healthy Lifestyles Service

Meeting: 21/06/2023 - Cabinet (Item 7)

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Decision:

Cllr Mark Hawthorne sough Cabinet approval to conduct a competitive procurement process for the delivery of an Adults’ Healthy Lifestyles Service from 1st April 2024. To delegate authority to award the contract to the preferred tenderer to the Director of Public Health in consultation with the Cabinet portfolio holder for Public Health.

 

Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Delegate authority to the Director of Public Health, in consultation with the Cabinet portfolio holder for Public Health.

1. Conduct a competitive procurement process in respect of a contract for the supply of an Adults’ Healthy Lifestyles Service. The proposed contract shall continue for an initial period of five years and include options to extend its term for two further periods of not more than two years on each of its fifth and seventh anniversaries.

2. Award such contract to the preferred tenderer.

3. Determine whether to exercise the option to extend the term of such contract for a further period of not more than two years on the expiry of the initial five-year term.

4. Determine whether to exercise the option to extend the term of such contract again for a further period of not more than two years on its seventh anniversary.

 

Minutes:

7.1      Cllr Mark Hawthorne sought Cabinet approval to conduct a competitive procurement process for the delivery of an Adults’ Healthy Lifestyles Service from 1st April 2024. To delegate authority to award the contract to the preferred tenderer to the Director of Public Health in consultation with the Cabinet portfolio holder for Public Health.

 

7.2      Smoking, excess alcohol, poor diet (linked also to obesity) and physical inactivity were linked to the major causes of premature death and disability in the UK.  Those lifestyle factors were more prevalent in our most disadvantaged populations and contributed to health inequalities, reduced healthy life expectancy, and increased demand on health and care services. Lifestyle behaviours could be modified and could help people significantly reduce their risk of disease and achieve long-term health and wellbeing.

 

7.3      The proposed new contract would replace the current Healthy Lifestyles Service contract following its expiry on 31st March 2024 and would allow for continued delivery of health and wellbeing support as part of the Council’s statutory duties to improve the health and wellbeing of the population and reduce health inequalities. 

 

7.4      Given the increasing rise in childhood obesity and the impact this has into adulthood, there had been increased the investment into children and young people’s weight management.  This had resulted in an overall increase in investment across healthy lifestyles support for children and young people and adults.

 

7.5      The scope of the new services will differ from those currently provided.  The main changes were:

 

·         Due to an increase in weight management support for adults that could be accessed via GP surgeries, it was proposed to remove the universal weight management offer and deliver a range of more targeted support for those who had the greatest need but were not accessing current services.

 

·         Placing more emphasis on working collaboratively with communities and enabling them in a more formal way to deliver healthy lifestyles support.

 

7.6      Feedback from the stakeholder consultation had indicated a high level of support for the proposed service model. 

 

7.7      The proposed contract length was 9 years with break clauses at 5 and 7 years. The proposed value of the new contract was £1,152,720 per annum drawn from the Public Health Grant, which equates to £10,374,480 over the lifetime of the contract (9 years). 

 

 

Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Delegate authority to the Director of Public Health, in consultation with the Cabinet portfolio holder for Public Health.

1. Conduct a competitive procurement process in respect of a contract for the supply of an Adults’ Healthy Lifestyles Service. The proposed contract shall continue for an initial period of five years and include options to extend its term for two further periods of not more than two years on each of its fifth and seventh anniversaries.

2. Award such contract to the preferred tenderer.

3. Determine whether to exercise the option to extend the term of such contract for a further period of not more than two years on the expiry  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7