Decision details

Procurement of Integrated Sexual Health Services AH03 19/20

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adults and Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes



Local Authorities are mandated to provide comprehensive sexual health services for the population, these include;


    a full range of contraceptive services and advice on preventing pregnancy

    sexually transmitted infections testing and treatment, including the provision of Chlamydia testing services for young people under the age of 25 years

    sexual health aspects of psychosexual counselling

    outreach, HIV prevention and sexual health promotion

    provision of services in schools and colleges


Following Cabinet Member (Adults and Health) agreement a joint procurement process will commence, with NHS England, to secure the provision of Integrated Sexual Health Services and HIV Treatment Services for the population of West Sussex. A new service will be effective from 1st February 2020.  


The contract award and decisions about future extension of this contract will be delegated to the Director of Public Health in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adults and Health.


The Cabinet Member for Adults and Health has approved;


(1)        agreement to the commencement of an open competitive procurement process for a contract for the provision of integrated sexual health for service commencement on 1st February 2020 for an initial period of three (3) years with the option to extend up to two (2) further years at a total value of £21.5m. This to be undertaken jointly with NHSE HIV service recommissioning;


(2)        that authority is delegated to the Director of Public Health to: (a) award the contract to the bidder that submits the most economically advantageous tender which meets the requirements of the specification, (b) to enter into the contract and (c) to agree to future extensions of the contract up to a maximum contract period; and


(3)        the decision making regarding the protection of NHS pensions is undertaken in collaboration with NHSE and delegated to the Director of Finance and Procurement   

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 15/05/2019

Date of decision: 15/05/2019

Effective from: 28/05/2019

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