NHS East Lancashire CCG is proposing to commission an APMS contract which is currently delivered from the following 3 sites:
— Leeds Road Surgery, Leeds Road, Nelson, BB9 8EH;
— Padiham Surgery, Station Road, Padiham, BB12 8EA;
— Rawtenstall Surgery (Rossendale HC), Bacup Road, Rawtenstall, BB4 7PL.
NHS East Lancashire CCG is proposing to commission an APMS contract which is currently delivered from Health Access Centre, Accrington Victoria Hospital, Haywood Road, Accrington, BB5 6AS.
The CCG may also be interested in bids for provision of both services where economies of scale offer the best Value for Money without any adverse impact to quality.
The aim of all the services is to deliver essential, additional and enhanced services to registered patients of each practice.
It is proposed that the terms and conditions of all the services, including tariff arrangements, will reflect those contained in General Medical Services (GMS) contracts.
It is envisaged that the contract lengths will be 10 years with an option to extend for a further 5 years subject to satisfactory review.
Social Value — Under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 the contracting authorities must consider:
— How what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the relevant area (area is the geographic area for which the procurement is taking place); and
— How, in conducting the process of procurement, it might act with a view to securing the improvement.
The Commissioners for this procurement are Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group and Dudley Clinical Commissioning Group, working collaboratively, who wish to receive Expressions of Interest and responses to the Non Emergency Patient Transport Service ITT from suitably qualified and experienced providers with the necessary capacity and capability (or a demonstrable ability to provide the necessary capacity and capability) and financial standing to provide the services outlined in the ITT documentation.
The Department of Health defines Non-emergency PTS activity as being typified by the non-urgent, planned transportation of patients, with a medical need for transport, to and from a premises providing NHS healthcare and between NHS healthcare providers. This can and should encompass a wide range of vehicle types and levels of care consistent with the patients' medical needs. The overarching principle of the Non-Emergency Patient Transport Service is that patients who are eligible for patient transport will receive safe, timely and comfortable transport to and from their destination, without detriment to their medical condition.
The service is not only to be provided across Wolverhampton and Dudley areas, but to travel outside of this specific area on occasion, further afield into areas covered by associate Clinical Commissioning Groups. The service is to be procured for 3 years, with the option to extend for a further 2 years to enable each hospital, community provider or booking department to embed the service and provide continuity. Full details can be found by accessing the tender documentation by following the instructions below.
It is expected that TUPE will apply to this service.
Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest & provide additional procurement-specific information through the portal as follows:
i) Candidates should register on the portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk (registration and use of the website is free of charge).
ii) Once registered, candidates must express interest by:
a. logging-in to the Midlands and Lancashire CSU e-Tendering portal,
b. selecting response to advert and ITT,
c. select Open Access ITT,
d. search for and access listing related to this contract and view details,
e. click on Express Interest link.
iii) Once you have expressed interest, access the My ITTs page where you can download documentation (if required) & construct your reply as instructed.
You must submit your reply on the website by the deadline of 18th March at 17:00. For technical support in submitting your expression of interest contact the BravoSolution Help-desk on 0800 368 4850 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This procurement relates to NHS healthcare services. Therefore, section 120 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 applies. Under section 120, the service to which this procurement relates falls within Part B of Schedule 3 of The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). Neither placement of an advertisement for this procurement, nor the use of an open procurement process, nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the commissioner intends to hold itself bound by any of the regulations save those applicable to Part B services.