Decision details

Community Advice and Support Service Award of Contract OKD18 (22/23)

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Decision report PHW02 21/22  agreed the commencement of a procurement of a Community Advice & Support service via an open tender process, from 1st April 2022 for a period of 3+3+1 years; that the County Council leads the tendering process on behalf of our funding partners, the West Sussex District and Borough Councils; and that authority is delegated to the Director of Public Health to award the contract  to the successful bidder.


The current demand for this service has grown and is still increasing, at the same time as facing the challenge of losing staff and volunteers to Covid19 isolation requirements. To ensure the Council receives high quality bids from organisations that would be able to mobilise a new county wide contract, with 7 local bases, it has been proposed that the new contract award is put back to 1st September 2022. To support this timeline change, a five month contract extension from, 1st April 2022 to 31st August 2022, has been authorised by the Director of Law and Assurance and the Director of Finance and Support Services at the value of £447,281.


This decision asks the Director of Public Health to award the contract to the successful bidder following the tendering process.



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Publication date: 26/07/2022

Date of decision: 26/07/2022

Effective from: 05/08/2022

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