Essex Integrated Sexual Health Service

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Contract (Services)
7 year
18 Jul 2022
To 10 Aug 2029 (est.)
16 Sep 2022 11:00




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Good sexual health enables healthy relationships, planned pregnancies, and prevention of disease. It is important to all individuals throughout their life course and contributes to maintaining and improving population health. Most of the adult population of England are sexually active and access to high quality sexual health services improves the health and wellbeing of both individuals and populations. The Government has set out its ambitions for improving sexual health in its publication, A Framework for Sexual Health Improvement in England (2013). An updated version of this framework is expected in summer 2022. Sexual ill health is not equally distributed within the population. Strong links exist between deprivation and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), teenage conceptions, and abortions, with the highest burden borne by women, men who have sex with men (MSM), teenagers, young adults and black and minority ethnic (BME) groups. Similarly, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection in the UK disproportionately affects MSM and Black Africans. Some groups at higher risk of poor sexual health face stigma and discrimination, which can influence their decisions and ability to access services.

Total Quantity or Scope

Essex County Council (ECC) is seeking to commission an integrated sexual health service, providing easy access to services through open access ‘one stop’ clinics where most sexual health and contraceptive needs can be met at one site, usually by one health professional, in services with extended opening hours and in accessible locations. Additional information: The value given in the contract notice for the seven year contract period must not exceed £65,317,000. The value given in the contract notices includes the three year extension option which on the assumption of the same incremental rise applied in other years would equate to £30,587,000. This is subject to approval and assumptions may change. In addition the value in the contract notice includes scope to allow for additional services in the case of un-foreseen circumstances up to a maximum of £13,063,000, the actual value for further scope will be 20% of the winning bid's value over 7 years. A contract variation under the terms of the contract would be required and subject to approval and funds being available. Therefore the contract notice total amount = Contract Value-£65,317,000 add Three year extension- £30,587,000 add Additional scope- £13,063,000 (subject to change based on winning bidders value= £108,967,000

Renewal Options

There is an option to extend for a further 36 months pending on governance procedures

CPV Codes

  • 85000000 - Health and social work services


  • This is a one-off contract (no recurrence)
  • Renewals are available.

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