Issue details

Integrated Community Equipment Service Procurement

West Sussex County Council (WSCC) has a contract with NRS Healthcare (NRS) for the provision of Community Equipment Services (CES).


The CES provides equipment as well as advice, guidance and support for Community Equipment prescribers, patients and customers. It supports people to live as independently as possible, facilitates hospital discharge, and reduces hospital admissions.


The current CES contract was awarded following a compliant tender process on 1 April 2015 for an initial period of 5 years with an option to extend for a further 2 years. The contract was extended compliantly for those 2 years in 2020. In August 2021 a Single Tender Waiver was approved for a further 12 months Direct Award expiring on 31 March 2023 to enable sufficient time for CES provision to be remodelled and the optimum recommissioning strategy to be adopted for the next competitively tendered contract, work that had been substantially delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/12/2021

Decision due: April 2022 by Cabinet Member for Adults Services

Lead member: Councillor Amanda Jupp

Contact: Chris Jones, Service Development Manager, Adult Services Email: Tel: 0330 022 28249.

Consultation process

Representations concerning this proposed decision can be made via the officer contact, by the beginning of the month in which the decision is due to be taken.


Democratic Services Contact: Erica Keegan Tel: 033 022 26050


Background papers

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