Decision details

Integrated Community Equipment Service

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Health and Adult Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To recommend a direct award utilising an appropriate framework in order that the incumbent provider can deliver an Integrated Community Equipment Service contract for a period of 16 months from 1st December 2023 to 31st March 2025. This will also include the option to extend should be exercised until 31st March 2026. This time frame will enable a full review of the service to determine future intentions


A direct award has been given for the provision of community equipment services utilising a framework from 1st December 2023 to 31st March 2025.

Reasons for the decision:

The existing contract is due to expire on 30th November 2023. The contract is commissioned in partnership with Humber and North Yorkshire ICB and West Yorkshire ICB and there is a joint ambition to undertake a full-scale review of the service to ensure a more integrated approach to commissioning this service in the future.

Given the requirement for this review, a direct award of the contract to maintain continuity is recommended until 31st March 2025. Time is also required to consider commissioning and contracting options with a procurement exercise following the comprehensive review.

Alternative options considered:

Re-procurement could not be undertaken in the time available. The alternative option was to cease the service, but this was not possible as it is a statutory provision.

Publication date: 23/10/2023

Date of decision: 20/10/2023

Effective from: 01/11/2023

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