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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Barnet: Community Phlebotomy Service
Document Ref:
476941-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
NHS Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group
Date Published:
10 October 2019
Deadline Date:
04 November 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

Enfield faces significant health challenges. Its residents experience more health inequalities than most other parts of England, have a lower life expectancy and experience higher than average deprivation. The CCG is committed to commissioning services, which meet the needs of the local population and strive to provide an integrated approach to care in the community.The Community Phlebotomy service will allow adults to receive routine blood tests, and domiciliary blood testing services in the community daily between the hours of 8.00 and 18.30 as a minimum and on weekends. This model will provide local, accessible and integrated services that are aligned with providers within the health and social care economy.

Notice Details

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

NHS Enfield Clinical Commissioning Group

Holbrook House, Cockfosters Road

Barnet, Herts

EN4 0DR

UK

Contact person: Mr Odezi Stephen Ivuerah

Telephone: +44 2030495877

E-mail: odezistephen.ivuerah@nhs.net

NUTS: UKI54

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.enfieldccg.nhs.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.enfieldccg.nhs.uk

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://procontract.due-north.com


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://procontract.due-north.com


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

PRJ 821 Community Phlebotomy Service

Reference number: DN433997

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Enfield faces significant health challenges. Its residents experience more health inequalities than most other parts of England, have a lower life expectancy and experience higher than average deprivation. The CCG is committed to commissioning services, which meet the needs of the local population and strive to provide an integrated approach to care in the community.

The Community Phlebotomy service will allow adults to receive routine blood tests, and domiciliary blood testing services in the community daily between the hours of 8.00 and 18.30 as a minimum and on weekends. This model will provide local, accessible and integrated services that are aligned with providers within the health and social care economy.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKI54

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

It is expected the new Enfield Community Phlebotomy Service will:

1) Improve access to blood tests across the borough of Enfield to GP practices and their patients;

2) Deliver care close to home by improving phlebotomy service provision in the local community;

3) Provide a timely service (within 2 working days), 8.00 and 18.30 as a minimum, 6 days a week for both ambulatory and non-ambulatory service users;

4) Provide urgent, same-day appointments, for both ambulatory and non-ambulatory service users;

5) Work closely with the pathology service to ensure that samples are optimally transferred to the laboratory;

6) The provider must interface with the local services to ensure test ordered by GP’s are processed and reported back to the varies ordering systems;

7) Ensure a seamless system between the lab and GP’s;

8) Ensure failsafe mechanisms are in place if they suffer a loss of samples whilst in their care.

The aim of the phlebotomy service is to ensure routine phlebotomy tests are carried out in the local community with hospital-based services accessed as the last resort for routine GP requested blood test and provide an efficient, safe, patient-focused and high-quality phlebotomy service for all Enfield service users and provide a service at an appropriate time, location and environment.

Service description/operational delivery of the phlebotomy care pathway.

Under the community phlebotomy service specification, the provider is expected to provide all standard blood tests for adults and children (over the age of 16) who are registered with a GP practice in Enfield; or are living in Nursing and Residential Care Homes in the London Borough of Enfield but registered with a GP practice outside of Enfield. The service will include, for adults and children (over the age of 16): routine phlebotomy testing, glucose tolerance testing and domiciliary phlebotomy for eligible patients.

The service access and referral criteria are expected to encompass the requirements as defined in the service specification. The provider must undertake, ‘3 months prior to contract commencement’, a review of the phlebotomy service operating model with the CCG’s 4 Primary Care Networks to ensure that service delivery meets the service specification requirements and provide evidence of delivery as part of the mobilisation plan.

Equipment:

The service provider will hold responsibility to provide chairs and stock of equipment required to deliver the service and for ensuring all equipment for taking blood are disposed of appropriately.

Community phlebotomy service — patient booking through a single point of access as defined in the service specification.

The provider will ensure that patients accessing a community-based community phlebotomy service as requested by their GP, is able to either book their phlebotomy appointment directly via a web-based appointment or for patients unable to book an appointment via the website, a telephone booking service will be available Monday — Friday, 9.00-17.00.

Referral route:

Further details of these requirements which can be found within the published tender documentation and service specification.

The contract value is up to a maximum of 1 800 000 GBP inclusive of VAT over a 4-year contract term consisting of an initial 2 years + possible further 2 years (extended in multiples of 6 months, up to a maximum of 24 months in total).

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 800 000.00 GBP

II.2.14) Additional information

The services in this notice are covered by the light touch regime as set out at Schedule 3 (social and other specific services) of PCR 2015. The commissioner is not voluntarily following any other part of the regulations. Interested organisations must express their interest by registering on Pro-Contract: https://procontract.duenorth.com/Login/

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:

2019/S 176-429380

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 04/11/2019

Local time: 14:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

The services that are the subject of this notice are covered by the light touch regime are set out at Schedule 3 (social and other specific services) of PCR 2015. If the value of the contract is over 615 278 GBP the contracting authority must advertise it in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), although there is flexibility as to the design of the remainder of the procurement process. The commissioner is not voluntarily following any other part of the regulations. The procedure that the commissioner is following will be set out in future documents yet to be published. The process will be similar to open procedure process under the regulations but, for avoidance of doubt, the commissioner is not running the process as though the open procedure under the regulations applies and so reserves the right to depart from that procedure at any point.

Interested organisations must express their interest by registering on Pro-Contract: https://procontract.due-north.com/Login/

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

NEL

1 Lower Marsh

Waterloo, London

SE1 7NT

UK

Telephone: +44 2030495877

E-mail: odezistephen.ivuerah@mhs.net

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

NEL

1 Lower Marsh

Waterloo, London

SE1 7NT

UK

Telephone: +44 2030495877

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

08/10/2019

Current Notes