Officer Decisions

- Jackie Wilson Head of Human Resources

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to award the contract for CP1523-17 Corporate Eyecare Vouchers following a direct call off from Lot 4 of the Crown Commercial Services framework, Occupational Health Services, Employee Assistance Programmes and Eye care Services (RM3795).

Decision Taken:

To award a contract (Subject to due diligence) to the below organisation(s) for the provision of the above contract. The contract will commence on 11th June 2018, for the period of 2 years, with the option to extend for a further 2 years.

Specsavers Optical Superstores Limited
Forum 6 Parkway, Solent Business Park Whiteley, Fareham, PO15 7PA

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

The decision has been taken on the basis that this option was the most economically advantageous. The framework agreement provided the authority with continued savings on the cost per voucher, along with the time and costs involved in tendering the opportunity.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

An options appraisal was carried out with the following options considered:
• Retender for a new contract
• Extend the current contract
• Let the contract expire
• Direct award from the CCS framework
• Further competition from the CCS framework
• Award under another framework or partner an existing contract

Details of any conflict of interest and dispensation granted to the Officer taking the decision or by any Member of the Council in delegating responsibility for any specific express delegation:

No conflicts of interest in relation to the award of this contract

Contact for enquiries/further information: Name: Rebecca Baggett Position: Procurement and Contracts Officer Email: rebecca.baggett@devon.gov.uk Tel: 01392 383000
Decision Date: 22 June 2018

A copy of this decision and any supporting documentation considered by the Officer taking this decision may also be made available or inspection by the public at the Council’s Offices or posted upon payment of any copying and postage charges. Any member of the public wishing to take up either of these options is asked to please ring 01392 382888 or email: members.services@devon.gov.uk