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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Salford: Direct Access Non-Obstetric Ultrasound Service (NOUS)
Document Ref:
63377-2020
Document Type:
Prior information notice with call for competition
Published By:
NNHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)
Date Published:
07 February 2020
Deadline Date:
19 February 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
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Notice Abstract

The CCGs are currently developing their service specification, contracting process and commercial model for the direct access non-obstetric ultrasound service (NOUS) and intend to commence a procurement process to award renewed contract(s) to provide the service from 1.10.2020.The new service will be for a period of 3 years, with the option to extend for a further 2 years at the CCG’s discretion. The estimated costs associated with provision of this service (based on 5 years) are 30 000 000 GBP.This notice intends to facilitate early engagement, to seek the views and opinions of potential providers that may be interested in delivering the service and relates only to a pre-procurement market engagement questionnaire (MEQ).Participation is not a mandatory requirement for participating in any potential future procurement, however the responses will indicate the level of market interest.Confirmation of your expression of interest is therefore important.

Notice Details

Prior information notice

This notice is a call for competition

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses

NNHS Salford Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

05280446

Rossall Way

Salford

M6 5FW

UK

Contact person: Jasmine Barrett

Telephone: +44 1612123704

E-mail: jasmine.barrett1@nhs.net

NUTS: UKD

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.sbs.nhs.uk/

I.1) Name and addresses

NHS BURY Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Townside Primary Care Centre 1 Knowsley Place, Knowsley St

Bury

BL9 0SN

UK

E-mail: jasmine.barrett1@nhs.net

NUTS: UKD

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.sbs.nhs.uk/

I.1) Name and addresses

NHS Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Smith St, Number One Riverside,

Rochdale

OL16 1XU

UK

E-mail: jasmine.barrett1@nhs.net

NUTS: UKD

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.sbs.nhs.uk/

I.1) Name and addresses

NHS Manchester Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Parkway 3, Parkway Business Centre, Princess Rd

Manchester

M14 7LU

UK

E-mail: jasmine.barrett1@nhs.net

NUTS: UKD

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.sbs.nhs.uk/

I.1) Name and addresses

NHS Oldham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Ellen House, Waddington St

Oldham

OL9 6EE

UK

E-mail: jasmine.barrett1@nhs.net

NUTS: UKD

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.sbs.nhs.uk/

I.1) Name and addresses

NHS Stockport Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

4th Floor, Stopford House

Stockport

SK1 3XE

UK

E-mail: jasmine.barrett1@nhs.net

NUTS: UKD

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.sbs.nhs.uk/

I.1) Name and addresses

NHS Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

Dukinfield Town Hall, King St

Dukinfield

SK16 4LA

UK

E-mail: jasmine.barrett1@nhs.net

NUTS: UKD

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.sbs.nhs.uk/

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

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/edittransaction.asp?TID=38806


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/edittransaction.asp?TID=38806


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


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local agency/office

I.5) Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Direct Access Non-Obstetric Ultrasound Service (NOUS)

Reference number: 38806

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85100000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

The CCGs are currently developing their service specification, contracting process and commercial model for the direct access non-obstetric ultrasound service (NOUS) and intend to commence a procurement process to award renewed contract(s) to provide the service from 1.10.2020.

The new service will be for a period of 3 years, with the option to extend for a further 2 years at the CCG’s discretion. The estimated costs associated with provision of this service (based on 5 years) are 30 000 000 GBP.

This notice intends to facilitate early engagement, to seek the views and opinions of potential providers that may be interested in delivering the service and relates only to a pre-procurement market engagement questionnaire (MEQ).

Participation is not a mandatory requirement for participating in any potential future procurement, however the responses will indicate the level of market interest.

Confirmation of your expression of interest is therefore important.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 30 000 000.00 GBP

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:

UKD

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

This notice intends to facilitate early engagement with potential providers to seek the views and opinions of organisations that may be interested in delivering the direct access non-obstetric ultrasound service (NOUS) and relates only to a pre-procurement market engagement questionnaire (MEQ).

The CCGs, are currently developing their service Specification, contracting process and commercial model for the NOUS and intend to commence a procurement process to award renewed contracts to provide the service from 1.10.2020. The CCGs are considering what the contracting process will be for the service, which may differ from the current any qualified provider (AQP) contracting form. The new service will be for a period of 3 years, with the option to extend for a further 2 years at the CCG’s discretion. The estimated costs associated with provision of this service (based on 5 years) are 30 000 000 GBP.

This service is designed to meet the needs of the CCG's registered populations, ensuring that patients can access the right level of care, in the right setting. The service will aid early diagnostics and avoid the need for unnecessary referral to secondary care. It will ensure a local service, with staff qualified to appropriate levels of skill and experience, using equipment which complies with the most up-to-date guidance set by the Royal College of Radiologists, connection to NHS image transfer solutions, the ability to integrate with the eReferral service, robust performance management systems and stringent levels of clinical governance.

Delivery of the NOUS will:

— ensure patients receive the right test at the right time and in the most clinically appropriate local setting,

— ensure diagnostic testing is integrated across pathways of care, that the report and images follow the patient and that there is no unnecessary duplication of investigation,

— enable patients and referring clinicians to access a choice of provision according to patient choice, clinical need and relevant care pathway,

— ensure diagnostic tests are necessary, clinically appropriate, of high-quality, with timely access and high-quality images and clear reporting,

— provide a high-quality and safe service by following the published clinical guidelines and good practice,

— ensure excellent patient experience,

— develop local service provision as part of a diagnostic commissioning plan which aims to improve access and choice for patients.

More detail on the proposed service and model can be found in the draft service specification.

The purpose of this notice is to inform the market of the CCGs intention to renew the contracts for the NOUS service and to invite potential providers who may be interested in delivering this service, either in their own right or as a subcontractor, to assist the CCGs to achieve a better understanding of the provider market, to inform the way forward in terms of the contracting model, draft service specification and commercial model. The CCGs are looking to establish what interest there might be in providing such a service from suitably qualified, capable and competent organisations. The CCGs will not be liable for costs incurred by any interested party in participating in this exercise. Interested parties should note that a response to this notice does not guarantee an automatic invitation to any subsequent formal procurement, which the CCGs will consider in due course. Participation in this market engagement activity is not a mandatory requirement for participating in any potential future procurement, however the responses will inform the CCGs with regards to the level of market interest.

Confirmation of your expression of interest is therefore important.

Providers wishing to express an interest should submit their completed market engagement questionnaire (MEQ) via EU-Supply no later than 4 p.m. on 19.2.2020.

This notice has also been advertised on contracts finder.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 30 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 60

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

The new service will be for a period of 3 years, with the option to extend for a further 2 years at the CCG’s discretion.

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options:

The new service will be for a period of 3 years, with the option to extend for a further 2 years at the CCG’s discretion.

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

To view the associated notice, draft service specification and express an interest by completing the attached market engagement questionnaire (MEQ), please follow the direct link: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/edittransaction.asp?TID=38806

Registration onto the EU-Supply eTendering Portal is free. For technical support, please contact the Help desk on 0800 8402050/support@eu-supply.com

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 19/02/2020

Local time: 16:00

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

EN

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

NHS Improvement

London

UK

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

04/02/2020

Current Notes