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Commissioning intentions- The provision of Healthwatch and Advocacy services-Options appraisal

Our Healthwatch and Advocacy service concessions both expire on the 31 March 2021. This provides an opportunity to consider a number of opportunities and commissioning options that present themselves as a result of these matching contract expiry dates.

The report sets out the context and overview of these two services and outlines the background and current position. Together with a benchmarking exercise to enable an evidenced based decision to be taken forward on the most favourable commissioning option.

The report therefore seeks approval to initiate the procurement processes with STAR as per the contract procedure rules (CPR) and take forward the recommended option, This will also ensure the Council is not in breach of these CPR rules and ensures continuity of statutory required services.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Expenditure > £500,000;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/09/2020

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
Original commissioning intention timeline has slipped due to Covid-19.

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - View reasons

Decision due: 29 Sep 2020 by Integrated Commissioning Board

Lead member: Cabinet Member for Adult Care

Lead director: Director of Commissioning (DASS)

Department: Adult Care Directorate

Contact: Tracey Harrison, Assistant Director of Commissioning Email: Tracey.Harrison@rochdale.gov.uk.

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  • Commissioning intentions- The provision of Healthwatch and Advocacy services-Options appraisal