Contract Notice for the Provision of Integrated Healthcare Services at HMP Gartree & HMP Whatton
NHS ARDEN AND GREATER EAST MIDLANDS COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT | Published August 5, 2016 - Deadline September 16, 2016
Duration of the contract: 3 years + 1 + 1 (two 1 year possible extension subject to annual reviews) = 5 years
Description of the procurement opportunity:
Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (AG CSU), acting on behalf of the NHS England (Health and Justice, North Midlands) (The commissioners) invites bids from suitably qualified and experienced healthcare service providers including third sector organisations, social enterprise and other providers to provide Integrated Healthcare Services (IHS) to prisoners at HMP Gartree & HMP Whatton. NHS England (Health and Justice, North Midlands) will be the contracting and commissioning authority for IHS. Since the service provision requirements at both of the prisons are same and they share common service specification, performance framework, and service objectives it is the commissioners’ intention to use procurement with two lots to identify and appoint providers for each of these prisons i.e.
1. HMP Whatton
2. HMP Gartree
The service provision will cater all adult prisoners and fulfil their regular healthcare needs. The current contracts for the IHS will end on 31 March 2017 and as a result the successful providers are expected to be fully operational, providing services from 01 April 2017. Based on the current contract it is anticipated that the value of the contract will be as below*:
1. HMP Whatton - circa £2,633,000 million per annum
2. HMP Gartree – circa £2,776,389 million per annum
For this service provision AG CSU would like to encourage innovative solutions including consortia, strategic alliances and sub-contracts which will deliver value for money and improved services to patients. The service providers will be required to deliver an outcome based high quality Integrated Healthcare service to include provision of below listed services and coordination amongst them:
1 General practice
2 Nursing including nurse practitioner
6 Community pharmacy
8 Mental health
9 Secondary mental health
10 Learning disability (where applicable)
11 Sexual health
12 Smoking cessation services
13 Health promotion
14 Management of Escorts and Bed watches
15 Clinical Waste Management
16 Substance misuse – clinical and psychosocial
17 Personal/Social care
The commissioners encourage innovation and use of technology within service delivery. They are seeking patient centred solutions for the provision of this service with the following aims:
1. Deliver a high quality care which is flexible and meets the varying patient needs at HMP Gartree and HMP Whatton.
2. Find a provider who is able to work effectively and in partnership with the prison service within a secure setting.
3. Establish contracts for services that have been market tested to represent best clinical quality.
For further information please see the document attached here with.