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 Community Mental Health Services
To extend the Community Mental Health Services
contract for an additional 24 months to 30 September 2025. To begin
work as soon as possible to explore the re-procurement of a new
service, including consideration of a public engagement exercise
and collaborative commissioning opportunities with
In 2018, NYCC commissioned six providers to
deliver Community Mental Health services across North Yorkshire.
The initial term was for 3 years and there are 2 provisions to
extend for terms of 2 years. The first of the two extension periods
ends on 30 Sept 2023.
The most cost-effective method of continuing the service is to extend within the current contract for the 2 years. This offers a continuation of the current delivery of the service with no disruption to individuals accessing the support. NYCC will continue to monitor, review and develop the services until the full Mental Health Review is concluded and new care models and specifications are available for procurement
Formal contract review meetings will start in March 2023 to ensure there is opportunity to explore further any service development issues and provide narrative to the figures and reassurance about delivery.
Immediate procurement was considered –
this was rejected due to the risk of losing continuity of current
delivery and insufficient time to maximise the benefits of public
engagement and collaborative commissioning opportunities.
Publication date: 14/03/2023
Date of decision: 10/03/2023
Effective from: 20/03/2023