Decision details

Award of Partnership Services Contracts

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The current contract to deliver a hospital discharge service, home straight service and handyperson expire on 31 March 2023.  Procurement has commenced for new contracts.  The hospital discharge service is a shared service with Sevenoaks District Council and Tonbridge and Malling Council and the Council is leading the procurement on behalf of the three local authorities.




1.  That delegated authority be given to the Head of Housing, Health and Environment to award the Better Care Funded Partnership Services contract to Supplier A referred to in the Exempt Appendix A, and to enter that contract with Supplier A for a period of one year from 1 April 2024 with the option of four annual extensions be approved.


2. That delegated authority be given to the Head of Legal Services and the S151 Officer to undertake all legal and financial requirements necessary to complete the contract be approved.


3. That delegated authority be given to the Head of Legal Services to negotiate and complete the contract and all ancillary documents as may be necessary be approved.


REASON FOR DECISION: To provide a service that gives practical support to help patients with a housing related issue to leave hospital and go home in a safe and timely manner. 

Report author: Sue Oliver

Publication date: 08/02/2024

Date of decision: 08/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 08/02/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 17/02/2024

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