Councillor Les Caborn stated that the Integrated Community Equipment Service is a long standing and successful example of partnership working. The service delivers equipment to people to assist them to live independently. It is based on a joint contract between social care and health. Most of the equipment that is issued is reused or recycled.
Councillor Caborn concluded by assuring Cabinet that the procurement process will take full account of the move from three CCGs to one.
1) That Cabinet approves proceeding with an appropriate procurement process to jointly re-commission the Integrated Community Equipment (ICE) service with the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) or their successor in title.
2) That Cabinet approves and authorises the Strategic Director for People to enter into all relevant contracts for the provision of the Integrated Community Equipment service on terms and conditions acceptable to the Strategic Director for Resources.
3) That Cabinet approves and authorises the Strategic Director for People to enter into a new section 75 agreement with the CCGs or their successor in title to manage the joint commissioning on terms and conditions acceptable to the Strategic Director for Resources.
4) That Cabinet approves the ICE procurement activity to incorporate the following linked services: telecare service, assistive technology (AT) and the self-assessment / self-purchase solution (currently contracted with Disabled Living Foundation – Ask Sara).