Prior Information Notice - Alternative Provider Medical Service - Sunderland
North Of England Commissioning Support | Published December 10, 2015
NHS England proposes to commission an Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) contract for Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) from the following three sites:
- Galleries Health Centre, Washington Town Centre, Washington, NE38 7NQ
- Barmston Medical Centre, Westerhope Road, Barmston, Washington, NE38 8JF
- Pennywell Medical Centre, Pennywell Shopping Parade, Portsmouth Road, Pennywell, Sunderland, SR4 9AS
It will be a requirement that the services are offered from the above premises.
The list size of the practice is approximately 13,526 patients (as at 1st October 2015) and the practice will have a boundary covering the whole of Sunderland. It is envisaged that the tender documentation for the re-procurement of this service will be issued in January 2016, with an anticipated service commencement date of 1st October 2016. The contract will be awarded initially for a period of 5 years.
The successful bidder will also be expected to deliver the Violent Patient Scheme Directed Enhanced Service via a specification from the following site:
- Pallion Health Centre, Hylton Road, Sunderland, SR4 7XF.
The contracting authorities must consider the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 as part of this procurement.
Registering an Interest - The North of England Commissioning Support Service (NECS) will run the tender process for and on behalf of NHS England (the contracting authority) in conjunction with Sunderland CCG.
To express an interest, please register on the In-Tend eTendering portal https://in-tendhost.co.uk/necs. Once registered, select the “Tenders” tab, and then “Forthcoming Tenders”. To view further information on the specific opportunity, click the button marked “View Details”. You will be able to express your interest by selecting the button marked “Express Interest”. Please note it is free to register on the portal, which can be accessed at any time of day. If you require further assistance, a help guide can be found on the portal by clicking on the tab marked “Guidance for Suppliers”. Alternatively, contact the helpdesk on 0844 2728810 (Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm) / firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that, at this stage, potential providers cannot access any documentation.
The basic principles of the open procurement route will be used for this procurement to test the capacity, capability and technical competence of bidders in accordance with the Part B regime of The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). Regulation 120 of the Public Regulations 2015 provides for a temporary exemption for NHS healthcare procurements before 18 April 2016.