Decision details

Contract Extension for the Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health Service - Peterborough - MAR20/CMDN/88

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Health & Public Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet Member approved the following:


1.The extension of the Peterborough City Council commissioned Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health service contract for Peterborough that is due to end on 31st March 2020 for an additional six months to 30th September 2020 for a value of £783,149.00


This is in order to allow sufficient time for the transformational recommissioning of sexual and reproductive health services collaboratively between Cambridgeshire and Peterborough local authorities, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG and NHS England.

Reasons for the decision:

The extension of the current Peterborough SRH contract for an additional six months ending 30th September 2020 is recommended as it will facilitate


-       A more robust and successful collaborative procurement of SRH services. 

-       The establishment of high quality, cost effective services that improve the patient experience through easy access to related services in the same and most appropriate location.


Alternative options considered:

Do not extend the iCaSH Peterborough contract beyond 31st March 2020:


There is a mandatory requirement for the Local Authority to ensure sexual and reproductive health services are provided for the resident population. Market feedback has indicated that providers, because of the complexities, involved in the commission would need a longer lead time to establish services. This would create the risk of a gap in service provision which would have a negative effect upon sexual health amongst PCC residents.


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:

Public Health England: Making it work: A guide to whole system commissioning sexual health, reproductive health and HIV 2015

Public Health England: Sexual Health, Reproductive Health and HIV: A Review of Commissioning 2017


Publication date: 17/03/2020

Date of decision: 17/03/2020

Effective from: 21/03/2020

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