Decision details

Award of Contract - Sexual Health & HIV Services

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Following the Permission to Procure Sexual Health & HIV Services paper to cabinet in March 2015 Cabinet will be asked to award the contract for sexual health and HIV services to the successful bidder. The contract will begin on the 1st October 2015, the total value will be 2.8million per annum.
This award represents a culmination of successful joint working between NHS England (HIV services) and Cumbria County Council (Sexual Health Services) to commission and procure value services. These services offer service users who access services a range of primarily medical interventions and screening for a range of sexual health diagnosis’s and blood born viruses


Cabinet considered a report of the Corporate Director – Environment and Community Services which sought approval to award a contract based on the outcome of the tendering process to appoint providers for the provision of Sexual Health (lot 1) and HIV services (lot 2) for a period of 3 years from October 2015 (with an extension of up to 12 months).  Cabinet had agreed the Permission to Procure at its meeting in March 2015.


The procurement of a contract for the provision of Sexual Health and HIV Services had been undertaken in collaboration with NHS England to ensure service recipients receive an integrated service which meets their needs.  The contract value is £2.86m pa, of which £1.86m was funded by the Council and £1m was funded by NHS England.  The value of the Sexual Health service demonstrated a saving of £0.200m per annum in regard to the Medium Term Finance Plan.




                  (1)    the appointment of the successful Tenderer, Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, for the Sexual Health service and HIV service to Lots 1 and 2 of the framework be approved;


                  (2)    the call off of Sexual Health Services from Lot 1 of the framework be approved;


                  (3)    the contract be subject to an annual performance review with the ability to terminate should performance fail to meet contractual requirements.

Report author: Paul Dobie

Publication date: 28/07/2015

Date of decision: 23/07/2015

Decided at meeting: 23/07/2015 - Cabinet

Effective from: 05/08/2015

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