Bidders to note: the basic principles of the open procurement route will be followed for this procurement to test the capacity, capability, and technical competence of Tenderers in accordance with The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). Regulation 120 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provides for a temporary exemption and saving for certain NHS procurements. Regulation 120 provides that nothing in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 affects any contract award procedure that relates to the procurement of health care services for the purposes of the NHS Regulations 2013(b) that is commenced before 18.4.2016 and any subsequent contract awarded as a result of such a procedure. The current Part B regime of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006(as amended) and NHS (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No 2) Regulations 2013(b) will continue to apply to the commissioning of this service.
NHS England's Yorkshire and the Humber (Y&tH) Area Team in conjunction with NHS Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group wish to commission an Alternative Provider of Medical Services (APMS) contract in the South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw areas. The aim of the services are to deliver essential, additional and enhanced services to registered patients. The services will be commissioned for: Chantry Bridge Medical Practice (Rotherham, South Yorkshire) The service commencement date will be 1st November 2015. Further information regarding the financial value for the proposed contract can be found within the information contained in the tender documentation. It is proposed that the contract will be awarded initially for a period of 5 years, with the Contracting Authority retaining an option to potentially extend for a further 12 months subject to satisfactory contract performance (equating to a maximum contract duration of 6 years). Further information regarding the financial value for the proposed contract can be found within the information contained in the tender documentation. Under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012, the contracting authority must consider how what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the relevant area and how, in conducting the process of procurement, it might act with a view to securing the improvement. North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) is managing the process for and on behalf of NHS England Y&tH Area Team, and an electronic tendering portal (In-Tend) will be utilised to manage this process and to communicate with potential providers. Accordingly, there will be no hard copy documents issued to potential providers. To register your interest in providing this service and access the Tender Documentation, please register on the NECS E-Tendering Portal ( https://in-tendhost.co.uk/necs ). It is free to register on the portal, which can be accessed at any time of the day. Once registered, potential bidders will be able to view details of the opportunity by selecting the ‘Tenders’ tab, and then selecting ‘Current Tenders’. To view further information on the specific opportunity, scroll down the page until you locate the specific Tender listing and click the button marked ‘View Details’. From this area, you will be able to express your interest by selecting the button marked ‘Express Interest’, and you will then be able to access the Tender documentation. Should you have any queries or experience any problems with the system, please contact the In-Tend Helpdesk by calling +44 8442728810 (Monday to Friday 8:00 to 17:00) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, a help guide can be found on the portal by clicking on the tab marked ‘Guidance for Suppliers’. Please note that the deadline for submission of all bids will be 17:00 on 4.8.2015.