Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Health and Adult Services
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To approve a variation and extension to the
contract for Assistive Technology
Approval has been given to a variation and
extension to the Assistive Technology contract until March
The contract was awarded in 2018 and has been
highly successful in meeting the aspiration of rolling out a wide
range of assistive technology (AT) equipment based on assessed
The extension period from March 2023 to March 2024 will be used to finalise the specification for a new service to take effect from March 2024 and complete a fully compliant, open procurement. It is intended that this service will build on the existing good work whilst improving staffing levels within the service, creating stronger links with CYPS and Health colleagues and further pushing the envelope of how AT can be used in service delivery.
The extension period will retain the same budget as the existing contract the service which has typically underspent in previous years creating opportunities to fund trial activity on new and emerging products.
Allowing the contract to lapse was considered,
but not a viable option due to the need to retain an effective
service to meet assessed eligible needs.
Publication date: 18/01/2023
Date of decision: 13/01/2023
Effective from: 25/01/2023