The Area Manager introduced this item and updated Members with regard to the current position of development, procurement and implementation of the commissioned service that is intended to address loneliness and isolation and prevent excess winter deaths in the North Area.
It was reported that 7 tender applications were received with some very strong submissions. Richard Kershaw from Housing and Energy along with Jennie MacPhail (Senior Health Improvement Officer) were involved in developing the specification and Kate Ripley (Health and Wellbeing Officer, Adult Social Care) and Jennie MacPhail were also on the evaluation panel. It is anticipated that the contract will be awarded from 10th August, following a ‘stand still’ period of two weeks.
RESOLVED that Members note the procurement progress to date.