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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-Morpeth: Joint Musculoskeletal and Pain Service
535851-2018
NHS Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group
05 December 2018
11 January 2019
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
No

Notice Abstract

North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) are working for and on behalf of NHS Northumberland CCG who wish to commission a JMAPS service for Northumberland patients and are inviting expressions of interest in this tender opportunity.The overarching outcome of the service is to emphasise self-management to minimize the proportion of patients requiring intervention or onward referral. The service will reduce handoffs and improve patient outcomes. The service will provide a robust triage service and where treatment is required this will be delivered within the service or referred on to secondary care giving patient choice

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 Northumberland Clinical Commissioning Group

County Hall

Morpeth

NE61 2EF

UK

E-mail: necsu.neprocurement@nhs.net

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

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

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from another address:

North of England Commissioning Support Unit

Stockton- on-Tees

UK

E-mail: necsu.neprocurement@nhs.net

NUTS: UKC11

Internet address(es)

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

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.proactisplaza.com/SupplierPortal/?CID=NECS


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

Joint Musculoskeletal and Pain Service (JMAPS) for NHS Northumberland CCG

Reference number: NECS 311

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) are working for and on behalf of NHS Northumberland CCG who wish to commission a JMAPS service for Northumberland patients and are inviting expressions of interest in this tender opportunity.

The overarching outcome of the service is to emphasise self-management to minimize the proportion of patients requiring intervention or onward referral. The service will reduce handoffs and improve patient outcomes. The service will provide a robust triage service and where treatment is required this will be delivered within the service or referred on to secondary care giving patient choice

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKC21

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The service will have the following objectives:

— provide clinical assessment, treatment and clinical leadership within a comprehensive community service,

— provide robust triage through a single point of access,

— enhance the management of patients within the community, and actively manage the demand for secondary care services ensuring patients have prompt access to appropriate treatments,

— to provide or arrange, where necessary, relevant investigations e.g. MRI, X-ray, bloods and nerve conduction studies,

— provide bio-psychosocial assessment of patients referred with chronic pain,

— aim to de-medicalise chronic pain by implementing a model led by psychologists but incorporating APPs, physiotherapists and GPwSIs and other health workers with psychological training relating to pain management with the aim of decreasing the reliance on medication and hospital based interventions for the management of chronic pain,

— to identify patients who are appropriate for surgical intervention and make onwards referral to their provider of choice,

— to ensure patients are fit and prepared for the next stage of their preferred treatment,

— to identify or exclude serious pathology and refer immediately/urgently as appropriate if identified,

— to identify patients who require assessment by other services e.g. neurology, orthopaedics, rheumatology, podiatry, occupational therapy and arrange for patients to be referred appropriately,

— to work closely with consultants, in the relevant sub-specialities, to ensure effective care for patients and develop agreed models of care for common musculoskeletal conditions and for pain management,

— use SDM to deliver support and programmes to patients that fit with their personal goals of treatment,

— enable patients to take ownership and to adopt strategies of living, which allow them to lead a fulfilling and independent life as possible with less reliance on the health care system,

— work with GPs to increase their knowledge and confidence of diagnosis and management of MSK and pain conditions,

— encourage collaborative working with other parties contracted to the CCG,

— to ensure patient choice is delivered at the point of (onward) referral to secondary care; and

— support the development of robust clinical governance and clinical audit processes

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

II.2.14) Additional information

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 Northumberland and how, in conducting the process of procurement, it might act with a view to securing the improvement. This will be tested via the response to the tender

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:

2018/S 193-437375

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

Date: 11/01/2019

Local time: 12:00

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

EN

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

The contract is for 5 years plus the option to extend the contract for a period of 2 years at the discretion of the Contracting Authority subject to satisfactory financial and contractual performance.

NECS is utilising an electronic tendering tool to manage this procurement and communicate with potential bidders. Accordingly, there will be no hard copy documents issued to potential bidders and all communications with NECS, including your submission, will be conducted via the PROACTIS portal https://www.proactisplaza.com/SupplierPortal/?CID=NECS

It is free to register on the portal, and it can be accessed at any time of day providing you have a working internet connection. Should bidders have any queries, or are having problems registering on the portal; they should contact the PROACTIS helpdesk via:

Suppliersupport@proactis.com or

http://proactis.kayako.com/suppliernetwork/Core/Default/Index

The helpdesk is open Monday – Friday between 9am – 5.30pm

Please note that tender documentation will be available to download via PROACTIS on 05 December 2018. The deadline for submission of all tender returns is 12 Noon on 11 January 2019.

(MT Ref:214026)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

North of England Commissioning Support Unit

Teesdale House, Thornaby

Stockton on Tees

TS17 6BL

UK

Telephone: +44 1642745000

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.necsu.nhs.uk

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Contracting Authorities will act in accordance with Part 3 Chapter 5 Regulation 85 to 87 and Regulation 95 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No.:102) (PCR 2015). Part 3 of the PCR 2015 provides for appeals to be made to the High Court subject to the time limitations and other required procedural steps. The rules relating to appeal are complex and a dissatisfied tenderer is advised to take their own prompt legal advice.

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Royal Courts of Justice — The High Court

Strand

London

WC2A 2LL

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

03/12/2018