(1) the re-procurement of a Young People’s Substance Misuse Service be agreed;
(2) the Director of Public Health, following consultation with the Portfolio Holders for Equalities and Public Health, Finance and Resources and Education and Social Services for Children and Young People, Corporate Director of People Services and Chief Financial Officer, be authorised to award a contract for a Young People’s Substance Misuse Service.
Reason for Decision: The Public Health grant conditions (public health grant conditions) made it clear that “a local authority must, in using the grant: have regard to the need to improve the take up of, and outcomes from, its drug and alcohol misuse treatment services”. The Young People’s Substance Misuse Service would be funded wholly from the Public Health budget allocation.
The contract in question had an individual contract value in excess of £500,000 and therefore Cabinet approval was required to procure a new service.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: As set out in the report.
Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted: None.