{meta} Agenda item - Re-tender of the 0-19 procurement options paper (Steve Gavin/ Debbie Blackburn)

Agenda item


Salford City Council - Record of Decision


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


·      approve an extension of the respecified contract for one year and assurance of provision will be provided via the Provider Collaborative and Locality Board. Should performance become an issue the contract would be reviewed and re-procured at any time.


Detail required


Contract Reference

Title/Description of Contracted Service/Supply/Project

0-19 Integrated Children’s Health Service

Name of Contractor

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust (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




Contact Officer (Name & number)

Steven Gavin (0161 686 6287)

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 allow for Salford Clinical Commissioning Group transitioning into an Integrated Care System and for changes in the local commissioning landscape to settle.


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, particularly within the context of post-COVID recovery.


The source of funding is: The Public Health Grant


Legal advice obtained: Tony Hatton t.hatton@manchester.gov.uk


Financial advice obtained:

The budget is available as part of the Integrated Fund through the Public Health Grant.Michelle Cowley (Michelle.Cowley@salford.gov.uk) 0161 793 2520


Procurement advice obtained:

Anthony Hilton anthony.hilton@salford.gov.uk  0161 686 6249

The report makes recommendation for a further twelve-month extension period to the existing contract. If this option is to be approved, it is imperative that all other options have been fully explored and appraised, in order to ensure that opportunities for service redesign, revenue savings as part of the Innovate programme and improved performance/ service outcomes have been fully exhausted. The peer review being proposed should assist in shaping the future specification and delivery model.


HR advice obtained: Not applicable.


Climate change implications obtained: Not applicable.


Documents used:

The relevant documents contain exempt or confidential information and are not available for public inspection

Contact details

Contact Officer:                    Steven Gavin

Telephone number:             0161 686 6287


  • The Lead Members for Children’s Services and Young People’s Services, as well as Adult Services, Health and Wellbeing have been consulted and are supportive of the proposed contract.
  • The appropriate Scrutiny Committees to call-in the decision are the Children’s Scrutiny Panel and the Health and Social Care Scrutiny Panel.


Signed:     Paul Dennett________           Dated:  _11 May 2022____.

                        City Mayor



*           This decision was published on 12 May 2022

*           This decision will come in force at 4:00pm on 19 May 2022, unless it is called-in in accordance with the Decision Making Process Rules.


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