Description of the goods or services required
Integrated Sexual and Reproductive Health Services; Sexual Health eServices; and HIV Care and Treatment in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
This notice is issued as an update to, and should be read in conjunction with, the Prior Information Notice (PIN) of the same title published on 31 July 2019 and the subsequent update of 13 August 2019. It serves to invite interested parties from across the market of provider organisations in the field of sexual and reproductive health; digital sexual health services; and HIV Care & Treatment, to register their interest and to provide some additional information. The original PIN and the subsequent update of 13 August are available as PDF documents to parties registering with the portal. In addition, presentations and discussion documents utilised at a recent Stakeholder Workshop can be found upon registration; as can a PDF of presentations given at the Bidders Event of 30 August 2019. These documents do not invite feedback from potential bidders at this time, but will be further utilised by way of a soft market testing exercise to take place in the coming weeks. A further update to this PIN will be issued at that time.
In order to register interest; to ensure all further updates are received; for inclusion in a future Soft Market Testing exercise; and to receive a direct invitation to submit against any forthcoming ITT, interested parties are asked to register their interest.
Please note: this PIN is not an invitation to tender, or a request for formal expressions of interest. Any future procurement, and subsequent contract award, will be undertaken in line with the requirements of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and the Council’s Contract Rules; and it is the current intention of parties that any resulting contract will run from 1st April 2020 for a maximum of five years to 31st March 2025 (Years 4 and 5 will be available by way of extensions where granted by the commissioner). It is currently intended that the proposed procurement will contain two Lots: 1. Integrated Sexual & Reproductive Health (iSRH), which is likely to contain as a minimum a. All aspects of Levels 1, 2, & 3 in reproductive health services (as defined by FRSH); b. All elements of Levels 1, 2, & 3 in STI testing & management (as defined by BASHH); c. Facilitation of the NHS England PrEP Impact Trial; d. Aspects of lower level gynaecological care; e. Cervical Screening; f. HPV Vaccination for MSM; g. HIV Care & Treatment. 2. Online services for sexual and reproductive health (an eService), including a responsibility to: a. Provide a core eService offer for the public at large; b. Provide or arrange for the provision of an appropriately designed and targeted eService for higher and highest risk groups in relation to (i) the NCSP; and (ii) HIV Testing. Potential Providers will be welcome to bid for one or both Lots, with the commissioning authorities comfortable with awarding to either one provider to deliver both Lots; or two different providers. Whilst a single contract will be awarded in regard to the iSRH service, activity reporting; KPI and quality performance submissions; and financial returns will be made to the Lead Commissioner, but aligned to the different commissioning authorities. Though the scope, and therefore the potential value, of the contracts available are still being agreed; at this time the Authority expects the combined value to be no less than £23,000,000 over the lifetime of the contracts to be put-out to tender. Noting that registration can only take place through the portal, address above, should any organisation wish to discuss this opportunity further they should contact: Peter Taylor, Independent Consultant (Commissioning of Sexual & Reproductive Health) Cambridgeshire County Council E: PeterF.Taylor@cambridgeshire.gov.uk T: 0777 667 9294
eServices, HIV Care and Treatment, Sexual and Reproductive Health