Decision details

Integrated Community Equipment Service (ICES) - extension of contract and extension of s75 agreement - DEC20/CMDN/58

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:


1.    Agreed ICES Contract Extension with the supplier NRS Healthcare for the contract period between 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022 at a total value for £1,179,286.00.


2.    Agreed to extend ICES Section 75 Agreement between the Council and the CCG until 31 March 2022.


Reasons for the decision:

The recommendation is required because the provision of a community equipment service is a statutory duty under the Care Act 2014. The provision of equipment to support people at home is a cost effective service that minimises the risk of people becoming more dependent on long term care and support.

Alternative options considered:

i)              Do nothing: This is not an option as the contract and Section 75 Agreement need to be continued in order to maintain statutory service provision

ii)             Extend for a longer period : This option is rejected on the basis that the contract would have reached the end of its original term of 5+2 so going out to the market next year is the best option for this service

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:

           ICES Section 75 Agreement

           ICES Contract with NRS


Neither of these documents are public documents

Publication date: 23/12/2020

Date of decision: 23/12/2020

Effective from: 06/01/2021

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