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Notice Summary

Title:
UK-Lewes: NOUS (Non-Obstetric Ultrasound) for Sussex CCGs (MARKET ENGAGEMENT EVENTS)
Document Ref:
GB003ZM312492
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Other
Published By:
South of England Procurement Centre
Date Published:
22 October 2019
Deadline Date:
04 November 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
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Notice Abstract

NOUS (Non-Obstetric Ultrasound) for Sussex CCGs Led by NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG, Commissioners within the seven Sussex CCGs (NHS Brighton and Hove CCG, NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG, NHS Crawley CCG, NHS Eastbourne Hailsham and Seaford CCG, NHS Hastings and Rother CCG, NHS High Weald Lewes Havens CCG, and NHS Horsham and Mid-Sussex CCG) are considering how best to recommission an Non-Obstetric Ultrasound Service (NOUS) Service. The current service currently provides for circa 26,000 scans per annum. Approximate value of contract(s) = £2,500,000 per annum. The Key changes we are considering are as follows; Coverage: The service will need to be provided across the whole county of Sussex, with proportionate, reasonable coverage of rural areas such that rural populations are not disadvantaged. Synchronicity: There will be an alignment of services, IT systems, processes, referrals and reporting forms across Sussex. Quality and Reporting requirements: We are redesigning quality and reporting requirements, to improve assurance, enable better triangulation of information, minimise processing and duplication of scans in Trusts. One of the more significant potential changes for providers will be a requirement to ensure all patient scans and reports are stored into the PACS system for easy access by GPs and Trusts. Key Aims and Objectives Determine a clinically improved and robust service model Identify ways to remove the inequality of service provision across Sussex footprint, including alignment of service specifications where appropriate Improve quality of patient scans and reports; thus reducing duplication of scans by all Providers Ensure providers are linked to the (PACS) system to share timely images with secondary care easily Remove unwarranted variation in service provision across Sussex Reduce inappropriate and incomplete referrals from Primary Care Address inefficiencies for both commissioners and providers arising from lack of monitoring and reporting Use Lessons Learnt from recent audits to improve the service offered to patients The Commissioners are currently considering the optimal contract duration for the service but envisage that this may be for a period of either 3 or 5 years, possibly with an option to extend. The purpose of this RFI is to gauge market interest and gain feedback via the RFI response form for the provision of Non-Obstetric Ultrasound Service (NOUS) Services and provide the CCG with valuable information to help update and improve the current service specification.

Notice Details

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address

South of England Procurement Centre
N/A
Lewes UK
N/A N/A
aelliott1@nhs.net N/A

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

NOUS (Non-Obstetric Ultrasound) for Sussex CCGs (MARKET ENGAGEMENT EVENTS)

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

NOUS (Non-Obstetric Ultrasound) for Sussex CCGs

Led by NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG, Commissioners within the seven Sussex CCGs (NHS Brighton and Hove CCG, NHS Coastal West Sussex CCG, NHS Crawley CCG, NHS Eastbourne Hailsham and Seaford CCG, NHS Hastings and Rother CCG, NHS High Weald Lewes Havens CCG, and NHS Horsham and Mid-Sussex CCG) are considering how best to recommission an Non-Obstetric Ultrasound Service (NOUS) Service. The current service currently provides for circa 26,000 scans per annum. Approximate value of contract(s) = £2,500,000 per annum. The Key changes we are considering are as follows;

Coverage: The service will need to be provided across the whole county of Sussex, with proportionate, reasonable coverage of rural areas such that rural populations are not disadvantaged.

Synchronicity: There will be an alignment of services, IT systems, processes, referrals and reporting forms across Sussex.

Quality and Reporting requirements: We are redesigning quality and reporting requirements, to improve assurance, enable better triangulation of information, minimise processing and duplication of scans in Trusts. One of the more significant potential changes for providers will be a requirement to ensure all patient scans and reports are stored into the PACS system for easy access by GPs and Trusts.

Key Aims and Objectives

Determine a clinically improved and robust service model

Identify ways to remove the inequality of service provision across Sussex footprint, including alignment of service specifications where appropriate

Improve quality of patient scans and reports; thus reducing duplication of scans by all Providers

Ensure providers are linked to the (PACS) system to share timely images with secondary care easily

Remove unwarranted variation in service provision across Sussex

Reduce inappropriate and incomplete referrals from Primary Care

Address inefficiencies for both commissioners and providers arising from lack of monitoring and reporting

Use Lessons Learnt from recent audits to improve the service offered to patients

The Commissioners are currently considering the optimal contract duration for the service but envisage that this may be for a period of either 3 or 5 years, possibly with an option to extend.

The purpose of this RFI is to gauge market interest and gain feedback via the RFI response form for the provision of Non-Obstetric Ultrasound Service (NOUS) Services and provide the CCG with valuable information to help update and improve the current service specification.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

Location of contract South East

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

The procedure type is unknown.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

n/a

4.3

Time Limits

   04-11-2019  Time 12:00

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN 

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

Please visit the following portal to view this notice:

https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/8f7121fc-a467-4199-9c20-760eb53033a5?p=@QxUlRRPT0=NjJNT08=UF

Market engagement events are being held on 12th and 14th November. Places for these events can be reserved by prior arrangement. To book your place please access for further information and please return the completed questionnaire (completed as fully as you can) via:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/soepscommissioning/aspx/Home

Please return the form by 12pm Monday 4th November 2019

(MT Ref:312492)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 22-10-2019

Current Notes