Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To approve the decision to award the contract
for the Integrated Sexual Health Service Berkshire East
i. that a contract for the Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health Service and the Specialist Outreach Nursing Service, commencing on 1July 2019, is awarded to Tenderer B.
ii. the Specialist Outreach Nursing Service for Bracknell Forest is extended until 30 June 2019 (for three months) to enable alignment of the two services.
1. The commissioning of sexual health services is a mandated public health responsibility for local authorities. These services contribute significantly to the overall health and wellbeing of the local population.
2. A sexual health outreach nursing service offers greater control to those most at risk of becoming pregnant and having a child taken into care or other adverse outcomes. Bracknell Forest is the only authority to be commissioning this service in East Berkshire. The decision was made that Bracknell Forest would also award a contract for the provision of a specialist outreach nursing service from the successful tenderer for the main sexual health service contract. This was to ensure an integrated clinical pathway between both services.
Not commission a sexual health service. This option would be in breach of the statutory regulations on public health as well as lead to the Council incurring significant “out of area” costs for sexual health treatment.
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Wards Affected: (All Wards);
Financial Impact: Within existing budget
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to the Executive Director: People
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Marketplace event with interested
Public Health, Berkshire Shared Team
Business Manager, Berkshire Shared Team
Director of Adult Social Care, Health & Housing, Bracknell Forest Council
Head of Procurement, Bracknell Forest Council
Borough Solicitor, Bracknell Forest Council
Contact: Dr Lisa McNally, Strategic Director of Public Health Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01344 355214.
Report author: Dr Lisa McNally
Publication date: 18/12/2018
Date of decision: 18/12/2018
Decided at meeting: 18/12/2018 - Executive
Effective from: 28/12/2018