Issue details

Community Advice and Support Service Award of Contract

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.


Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/02/2022

Decision due: August 2022 by Director of Public Health

Lead member: Director of Public Health

Lead director: Alison Challenger

Contact: Nikki Lewis, Lead Commissioner, Public Health Email: Tel: 0330 022 26067.

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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