Decision details

One year contract for embedding ABCD approach for healthy weight – Direct Award Request

Decision Maker: Director: Communities & Public Health

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Government OHID (Office of Health Improvement


To offer a direct award to Bee Zee Bodies for 12 months, giving a further year to embed an asset-based community development approach to healthy weight.

Alternative options considered:

(i) Preferred option was to commission a new 3 year service (with RFQ process) starting 1st July 2022 as detailed in Cabinet Paper taken through decision making process and scheduled for May, but withdrawn at the last minute due to reversal of government decision to fund. Therefore, no secure funds for 3 year service.
(ii) RFQ process for one year is not a sensible option because building on the current work necessitates continuation by BeeZee Bodies, as it has taken many months for them to build the necessary relationships and trust and collaborative working with PH, organisations, groups and communities. We would not be appropriate to start again with another provider, just for one year.

Publication date: 05/05/2022

Date of decision: 03/05/2022