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Decision details

Re-procurement of Primary Care Contraception Service

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report:

·         To outline current Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) provision.

·         To provide commissioning options appraisal for the provision of LARC as part of the mandated public health duties that are within the remit of Local Authority provision.

The Executive will be asked to request a decision on commissioning approach and budget.


Resolved:  (i)      That Option 1 be approved, enabling a joint commissioning approach for the provision of Long Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC) between City of York Council (CYC) and NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (VoYCCG).


Reason:     To ensure that CYC meets its mandated responsibility to provide LARC to women in York through effective and efficient joint commissioning arrangements.


                   (ii)      That approval be given to procure LARC through a competitive tendering process, to secure provision for the proposed duration of commissioned activity, from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2026.


Reason:     To provide adequate resources and duration of contract to ensure that provision of LARC within York is equitable and sustainable.


                   (iii)     That authority to award a contract to the preferred bidder be delegated to the Director of Public Health, in consultation with the Executive Member for Health and Adult Social Care.


Reason:     To enable the contract to be awarded in a timely manner and allow maximum time for mobilisation of the new service to commence from 1 April 2019.

Report author: Nick Sinclair

Publication date: 27/09/2019

Date of decision: 26/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 26/09/2019 - Executive

Effective from: 01/10/2019

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