Decision details

Procurement of Public Health Services AH6 19/20

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adults and Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Public Health Services, for the population of West Sussex, referred to in this report include NHS Health Checks, Smoking Cessation, Long Acting Reversible Contraception, (LARC) (Contraceptive Implant and Intra-Uterine Contraceptive Device) Emergency Hormonal Contraception (EHC), and Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice Services. These are currently delivered by GPs and Pharmacies.


All of the services contribute to improvement of population level, public health outcomes and reductions in health inequalities.


Following an open tender to source an approved provider list (framework agreement) new contracts will be put in place. The new agreement will be effective from 1 April 2020 and will run initially for three (3) years with the possibility of a further extension of up to two (2) years built into the terms of the contract. Funding for the services is through the Public Health Grant.


The Cabinet Member for Adults and Health has approved;


1)   the commencement of the procurement of Public Health Services via a Framework Agreement that ensures minimum qualification requirements;


2)   the service contract that will be for 3 years with potential extension

of 2 years with a total value of approximately £6.5m over the lifetime of the contract. New contracts for eligible providers are awarded from 1st April 2020 for an initial period of 3 years; and


3)   that authority is delegated to the Director of Public Health to award the contracts to approved providers.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 03/10/2019

Date of decision: 03/10/2019

Effective from: 15/10/2019

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