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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Rugeley: Diabetic Eye Screening Programme
Document Ref:
166342-2019
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
NHS England and NHS Improvement — Midlands
Date Published:
09 April 2019
Deadline Date:
13 May 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (NHS Arden and GEM CSU) on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement — Midlands would like to notify you of an opportunity to provide Diabetic Eye Screening Programme for Staffordshire and Shropshire Locality.Anticipated start date of 1.1.2020 as the existing contracts will cease on 31.12.2019.

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 England and NHS Improvement — Midlands

Anglesey House, Towers Business Park, Wheelhouse Road, Wheelhouse Road

Rugeley

WS15 1UL

UK

Contact person: Claire Pickard

E-mail: Claire.Pickard@nhs.net

NUTS: UKG24

Internet address(es)

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://uk.eu-supply.com/login.asp?B=agcsu

I.3) Communication

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

https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=27129&B=OGC


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=27129&B=OGC


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address


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

Provision of Diabetic Eye Screening Programme for Staffordshire and Shropshire Locality

Reference number: 34313

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85100000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (NHS Arden and GEM CSU) on behalf of NHS England and NHS Improvement — Midlands would like to notify you of an opportunity to provide Diabetic Eye Screening Programme for Staffordshire and Shropshire Locality.

Anticipated start date of 1.1.2020 as the existing contracts will cease on 31.12.2019.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85100000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKG2

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

There are approximately 2 900 000 people with diabetes mellitus in England, Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes and is one of the leading causes of blindness. Diabetic retinopathy, if left untreated, can lead to sight loss which can have devastating effect on individuals and their families.

Diabetic eye screening is just one component of diabetes care; the screening programme should be integrated within routine diabetes care. The aims of the Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (DESP) is to reduce the risk of sight loss amongst people with diabetes by the prompt identification and effective treatment if necessary of sight threatening diabetic retinopathy, at the appropriate stage during the disease process commissioners across NHS England and NHS Improvement — Midlands are looking to procure DESP provision across Staffordshire and Shropshire locality.

The service being commissioned should be aligned to the National Diabetic Eye Screening Service Specification Spec N0.22 2018/2019 which aims to ensure a consistent and equitable approach across England, and to govern the provision and monitoring of the DESP.

Staffordshire is a large geography area including Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffs, Staffordshire and Surrounds, Cannock Chase, East Staffordshire, and South East Staffordshire and Seisdon Peninsula. Access of screening will need to be considered carefully in order to deliver screening to all eligible patients who reside in Staffordshire. Current eligible cohort size is approximately 73 500 patients, with an expected annual growth between 5 % — 6 %.

Shropshire covers a large geographical footprint expanding across Telford and Wrekin with some cross border issues with the Welsh border. Due to the geography span there is a requirement that access points are considered to enable patient accessibility and uptake of the screening provision. Current eligible cohort size is approximately 30 000 patients, with an expected annual growth between 5 % — 7 %.

The service will need to undertake and perform the following objectives in order to meet the commissioning and service specification requirements:

— identify and validate the eligible population and ensure effective delivery with maximum coverage,

— deliver safe, effective, high quality, externally and independently monitored, and quality assured diabetic eye screening service,

— lead to earlier detection, appropriate referral, effective treatment and improved outcomes,

— support suitably trained, competent, and qualified clinical and non-clinical staff who, where relevant, participate in recognised on-going continuing medical education (CME), continuous Professional Development (CPD), and Quality Assurance (QA) schemes,

— have regular audits embedded within the service.

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/01/2020

End: 31/12/2027

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

As a result of this procurement exercise an agreement will be established with the successful bidder(s) for a period of 5 years [with the commissioner having the option to extend the contract for up to a further 2 years].

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 246-565945

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

Date: 13/05/2019

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

Further information and the ITT documentation can be found at https://uk.eu-supply.com/login.asp?B=agcsu and bids must be submitted by 12:00 p.m. on 13.5.2019

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Arden and GEM Commissioning Support Unit

Derby

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

05/04/2019

Current Notes