Decision details

Gateway 1 - Procurement Strategy Approval - Integrated Community Equipment Service

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Approval of the procurement strategy of Intergrated Community Equipment  Service




1.  That the procurement strategy for the provision of integrated community equipment by Southwark Council, under the Section 75 agreement with Southwark Council and South East London (SEL) Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), via the pan-London consortium’s newly procured Integrated Community Equipment Service (ICES) call off contract which is anticipated to commence on 1 April 2023, and will run for five years, with the option to extend for an additional two years (1yr +1yr), at an estimated annual cost of £980,000, an estimated five year total cost of £4.9m and an estimated five year plus two years total cost of £6.8m for Southwark Council be approved.


2.  That it be noted that Southwark Council and SEL CCG continue to deliver the ICES service under the current Section 75 (s75) agreement, whereby the council contribute 35% of the contract cost, and SEL CCG contribute 65%.


3.  That it be noted that Southwark Council continue to be the lead commissioner for this contract in the borough, and be responsible for contract management.


4.  That it be noted that as part of the joint commissioning arrangement between Southwark Council and South East London Clinical Commission Group (SEL CCG) (Southwark), SEL CCG will continue to be represented at the regular integrated community equipment service (ICES) management board meetings and will continue to be consulted with and included in any decision making processes relevant to the service. 


5.  That it be noted that the financial modelling is yet to be completed by the consortium lead as part of the pre-procurement work, however, the estimated spend for Southwark Council based on the current framework, is £4.9m for the proposed initial five year contract term.

Report author: David Quirke-Thornton

Publication date: 02/02/2022

Date of decision: 01/02/2022

Decided at meeting: 01/02/2022 - Cabinet

Effective from: 10/02/2022

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