{meta} Agenda for Procurement Board on Wednesday, 15 February 2023, 10.00 am

Agenda and decisions

Venue: Salford Suite, Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton. View directions

Contact: Chris Howl 

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Declarations of interest


To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on Wednesday 8 February 2923 pdf icon PDF 213 KB


Matters arising


Decision items - Part 1 (open to the public)


Approval to go out to competition to appoint a provider to deliver an Information, Advice and Guidance Service to support Jewish residents' living in Salford, Bury and Manchester pdf icon PDF 154 KB


Approval to go out to competition for the appointment of a housing management contractor for Dérive Group and Dérive RP (Registered Provider) pdf icon PDF 194 KB


Any other business - Part 1 (open to the public)


Exclusion of the public


Decision items - Part 2 (closed to the public)


Options for procurement of the 0-19 Integrated Children's Health Service pdf icon PDF 210 KB


Salford City Council – Record of Decision


I Paul Dennett, City Mayor, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution do hereby:


·      approve the request to re-procure the 0-19 Integrated Children’s Health Service, with new contract scheduled to commence 1 April 2024.


Detail required


Contract Reference

Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

0-19 Integrated Children’s Health Service

Name of Contractor

Salford Care Organisation (Northern Care Alliance)

Type of organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)


Status of Organisation

(to be supplied by Corporate Procurement)


Value of Contract Extension


Per Annum (estimated average)

Existing Contract Term




Extension Period

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Contact Officer (Name & number)

Debbie Blackburn (0161 607 6678)

Lead Service Group

Public Health

Funding Source


Ethical Contractor

Mayor’s Employment Charter

Committed to sign up to the Charter


Accredited Living Wage Employer


The reasons are:

To ensure that the new contract provides best performance, quality and value, while also ensuring that Salford City Council adheres to relevant procurement legislation.


Options considered and rejected were:

Insourcing the contract to Salford City Council


Assessment of risk:

Risks relate to potential challenge from external providers who would be interested in bidding for the contract if it were to go out to tender set against the risk of further disruption and instability in the system that might result in a change of provider.


The source of funding is:

The Public Health Grant


Legal advice obtained:

Tony Hatton tony.hatton@manchester.gov.uk

The report identifies that when commissioning contracts for the procurement of goods, services or the execution of works the Council as a ‘contracting authority’ must comply with legislative provisions contained within the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR) as well as the provisions of its own Contractual Standing Orders (CSO’s), Financial Regulations and the duties of Best and Social value, failing which the award of a contract may be subject to legal challenge. As the nature of the services which are subject to this report are health related, the Procurement, Patient Choice etc Regs 2013 also apply pending new guidance which be issued as part of the ongoing implementation of the Health and Care Act 2022, subject to a number of transitional amendments to reflect the establishment of ICBs and the changed role of NHS England.


Two options have been considered for future delivery of the 0-19 Integrated Children’s Health Services; to go out to competitive tender and procure a new service to start from 1st April 2024, or to insource the service within the Council. The relative benefits and disadvantages of each approach are set out within section 5 of the paper, and from a Legal perspective.


Firstly, the benefits of going out to the open market would include (from a procurement challenge perspective), any risk of potential challenge would be significantly reduced if a fully compliant process is followed, particularly with a re-specification of  ...  view the full decision text for item 8a


Date and time of next meeting

10:00am on Wednesday 15 March 2023 in the Salford Suite at Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton, M27 5DA