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Officer Decisions

Head of Human Resources - Margaret Bullock

Summary of Matter or Issue Requiring Decision:

Decision to extend Lot 1: Employee Assistance Programme of CP900-13: Employee Assistance Programme & Counselling Service.

Decision Taken:

To extend the contract to the below organisation for the provision of the above contract for a period of 12 months as from 1st April 2016.

Health Assured Limited

The Peninsula

2 Cheetham Hill Road


M4 4FB

Summary of Reason(s) for Decision Taken:

The decision has been taken on the basis of an options appraisal carried out in January 2016 which showed extending the contract to be the most suitable option.

Summary of Alternatives or Options considered and rejected:

The options appraisal considered the following options:

  • To re-tender the contract
  • To join onto an existing framework
  • To extend the contract
  • To allow the contract to expire
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:

This is no conflict of interest in relation to the extension of this contract

Contact for enquiries/further information:
Louise Baker, Senior Procurement & Contracts Officer, Email:, Tel: 01392 383000
Decision Date:
1 April 2016

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: