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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-Hove: Memory Assessment Service
Document Ref:
Document Type:
Prior information notice with call for competition
Published By:
NHS Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group
Date Published:
18 February 2020
Deadline Date:
18 March 2020
Document Source:
Alert Profile:

Notice Abstract

This prior information notice is to inform the market of the intention to directly award a 34 month contract to ‘HERE’ (Care Unbound Ltd) for the provision of memory assessment services for Brighton and Hove CCG (‘the CCG’) from 1.6.2020 to 31.3.2023.

Notice Details

Social and other specific services – public contracts

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

NHS Brighton and Hove Clinical Commissioning Group

Hove Town Hall, Norton Road




Telephone: +44 1273403629



Internet address(es)

Main address:

I.3) Communication

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

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

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


Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Memory Assessment Service (MAS) NHS/SOEPS/20.634 PINCC

Reference number: NHS/SOEPS/20.634 PINCC

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

This prior information notice is to inform the market of the intention to directly award a 34 month contract to ‘HERE’ (Care Unbound Ltd) for the provision of memory assessment services for Brighton and Hove CCG (‘the CCG’) from 1.6.2020 to 31.3.2023.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 579 167.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


Main site or place of performance:

Brighton and Hove CCG area.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

This prior information notice is to inform the market of the intention to directly award a 34 month contract to ‘HERE’ (Care Unbound Ltd) for the provision of memory assessment services for NHS Brighton and Hove CCG (‘the CCG’) from 1.6.2020 to 31.3.2023. The proposed value of the new contract is 1 579 167 GBP for the full period.

Procurements were initiated for varying MAS models in Brighton and Hove CCG in 2017 and 2019. However, these did not meet their intended objectives and consequently were not awarded.

Given the unsuccessful recent procurement and the need to ensure continuity of Patient care beyond 31.3.2020, the CCG seeks to award a contract to HERE for a service that provides the functions already delivered within the current provision: assessment, diagnosis, medication management and review for those diagnosed by the service and 1 year of post diagnostic support.

This direct award to the incumbent provider is in the best interests of patients and vulnerable local people as it will minimise disruption to patients whilst still meeting identified patient needs, maintaining service safety and quality and minimising commissioner and provider risk.

This direct award proposal will also provide additional time for the CCGs to develop and embed a more joined up strategy for dementia services across Sussex Health and Care Partnership and embark on a formal procurement process preparatory to an award for new services from April 2023. Implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan also creates the potential for a more diverse provider market, which may increase the success of future procurements.

For further details of the full rationale leading to this proposal, the PIN is available to view through the InTend eTendering portal reference: memory assessment service Brighton and Hove CCG (NHS/SOEPS/20.634 PINCC) until 23.59 on 18.3.2020. A contract will be awarded without further publication.

Should you wish to discuss the content of this PIN further please raise this as a project message via the correspondence area of the InTend eTendering Portal in the first instance, by the deadline of 23.59 on 18.3.2020.

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 579 167.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 34

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.2) Administrative information

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

Date: 18/03/2020

Local time: 23:59

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


IV.2.5) Scheduled date for start of award procedures


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) Additional information

The services to which this notice relates fall within Chapter 3, section 7, Particular Procurement Regimes to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and Part H of the Annex V to the Public Contracts Directive (also known as ‘light touch regime’ formerly Part B services). Neither the publication of the above notice, nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the contracting authority intends to hold itself bound by any of the Regulations, save those applicable to Chapter 3, section 7, Particular Procurement Regimes.

An electronic process is being used. Interested parties wishing to participate must log into (or register their details if not already registered) on the inTend eSourcing portal ( to gain access to obtain the tender documentation. All correspondence will be dealt through this website.

Instructions to access the portal:

1) Browse to the SoEPS Commissioning Support portal

2) Click the ‘Register’ link on the left-hand side of the page;

3) Enter your correct business and user details;

4) Note the email address and password chosen and click ‘Register My Company’ when complete;

5) Login to the portal with the username/password;

6) You will be prompted to change your password on first login;

7) Hover your mouse over the ‘Tenders’ button on the main toolbar and choose the relevant option:

— ‘My Tenders’ shows a list of the opportunities in which you have already expressed an interest or to which you have been invited,

— ‘Awarded’ shows a list of tenders awarded on the system (where these are were open to all),

— ‘Current’ shows a list of all the advertised opportunities on the system (i.e. open to all) in which you are able to express an interest,

— ‘Forthcoming’ shows a list of pipeline projects (including those in which providers can still express an interest — i.e. deadlines not yet reached).

8) Click on the ‘View Details’ button for relevant opportunity to access the content;

9) Click the relevant procurement as required then click the ‘Opt-In’ at the bottom of the page to move the project over to your ‘My Tenders’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only);

10) Note the deadline for response and follow the on screen instructions to access any attached documents as required;

11) Any questions on specific opportunities should be directed through the portal messaging facility.

If you have any questions on the above or general questions around tendering with NHS South of England Procurement Services Commissioning Support please contact:

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Refer to South of England Procurement Services to trigger the review process. This process can be further escalated to NHS Improvement

36-38 Friars Walk





Internet address(es)


VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


Current Notes