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Notice Summary

Title:
UK-Salford: 12-Lead ECG Interpretation & Reporting Service (OPEN EARLY ENGAGEMENT)
Document Ref:
GB003ZM319436
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Other
Published By:
NHS Shared Business Services
Date Published:
07 January 2020
Deadline Date:
24 January 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
Alert Profile:
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Notice Abstract

12-Lead ECG Interpretation & Reporting Service across Merton & Wandsworth (including equipment provision) NHS Merton and NHS Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Groups are inviting engagement from interested providers, to inform the finalisation of a specification for a new service that will support 62 GP practices to undertake 12-lead Electrocardiography (ECG) diagnostics of patients within a primary care setting. The service will assist GPs to prevent unnecessary referrals into hospital and support improved detection of atrial fibrillation in primary care. GP practice staff will undertake the ECG testing with adult patients directly, usually from within a GP practice setting although some testing may need to be undertaken within the domiciliary setting (i.e. patient's home or a care facility). The new service will provide a route for GP practice staff to transmit the ECG traces they have taken from adult patients, to the service provider to be interpreted by suitably qualified and experienced clinical professionals (expected to be registered cardia-physiologists/cardiologists). The resulting enhanced interpretation reports are then communicated back to GP practices, ensuring compatibility with their primary care information management systems (currently EMIS and Vision) to allow efficient integration into patient records. The new service model will include the service provider to be responsible for providing and maintaining the ECG equipment used by GP practice staff, but only to the 22 GP practices in Merton. Wandsworth GP practices will continue to own and maintain their own ECG equipment. The service provider will also be required to provide appropriate training to GP practice staff regarding their use of ECG equipment and transmission of traces to the service provider for interpretation. Circa 4,800 ECG interpretations are anticipated per year as a minimum, increasing annually. This market engagement intends to identify potentially interested providers and invite their feedback on the new service model as specified, including a focus on the commercial aspects of the contract such as pricing. The current intention is to award a single contract for 3 years, with service commencement from July 2020. Following market engagement, the CCGs intend to commence a process to award a contract from February 2020 to support a contract being awarded by early April 2020.

Notice Details

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address

NHS Shared Business Services
Broadway
Salford M502UW UK
Susan Shaw N/A
susan.shaw25@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

12-Lead ECG Interpretation & Reporting Service (OPEN EARLY ENGAGEMENT)

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

12-Lead ECG Interpretation & Reporting Service across Merton & Wandsworth (including equipment provision)

NHS Merton and NHS Wandsworth Clinical Commissioning Groups are inviting engagement from interested providers, to inform the finalisation of a specification for a new service that will support 62 GP practices to undertake 12-lead Electrocardiography (ECG) diagnostics of patients within a primary care setting. The service will assist GPs to prevent unnecessary referrals into hospital and support improved detection of atrial fibrillation in primary care. GP practice staff will undertake the ECG testing with adult patients directly, usually from within a GP practice setting although some testing may need to be undertaken within the domiciliary setting (i.e. patient's home or a care facility).

The new service will provide a route for GP practice staff to transmit the ECG traces they have taken from adult patients, to the service provider to be interpreted by suitably qualified and experienced clinical professionals (expected to be registered cardia-physiologists/cardiologists). The resulting enhanced interpretation reports are then communicated back to GP practices, ensuring compatibility with their primary care information management systems (currently EMIS and Vision) to allow efficient integration into patient records.

The new service model will include the service provider to be responsible for providing and maintaining the ECG equipment used by GP practice staff, but only to the 22 GP practices in Merton. Wandsworth GP practices will continue to own and maintain their own ECG equipment. The service provider will also be required to provide appropriate training to GP practice staff regarding their use of ECG equipment and transmission of traces to the service provider for interpretation. Circa 4,800 ECG interpretations are anticipated per year as a minimum, increasing annually.

This market engagement intends to identify potentially interested providers and invite their feedback on the new service model as specified, including a focus on the commercial aspects of the contract such as pricing.

The current intention is to award a single contract for 3 years, with service commencement from July 2020. Following market engagement, the CCGs intend to commence a process to award a contract from February 2020 to support a contract being awarded by early April 2020.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

Location of contract:London

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

   24-01-2020  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/cfe1d8be-e086-49da-821c-944f490768b9?p=1

***TO EXPRESS YOUR INTEREST and TO ENGAGE with the CCGs about this opportunity, you are invited to COMPLETE AND RETURN the Market Engagement Questionnaire (MEQ) by email to: Susan.Shaw25@nhs.net

***PLEASE RESPOND NOT LATER THAN Friday 24th January 2010 with the email subject heading "Market Engagement Response - Merton & Wandsworth - ECG Service"

Participation in this engagement exercise is not a mandatory requirement for participating in any potential future procurement however, responses received will assist to inform the Commissioner as to the level of interest from the market and will be used to evidence a decision as to whether or not to undertake a competitive procurement. CONFIRMATION OF YOUR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST IS THEREFORE IMPORTANT.

(MT Ref:319436)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

 07-01-2020

Current Notes