Health and social work services
Main site or place of performance:
North Mersey (Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Southport and Formby, South Sefton, St Helens and Warrington )
The Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Southport and Formby, South Sefton, St Helens and Warrington have a vision for their ‘out of hours’ integrated urgent primary care medical services as part of an integrated single model of urgent care services across the whole health economy, providing a high quality clinical service with a clear patient centred focus. The CCGs have come together to procure a single service that will work closely alongside and integrate service delivery with the North West NHS 111 service, in line with the national expectations for an integrated ‘consult & complete’ delivery model. In the North West we have a delivery model whereby the NHS 111 service is delivered by the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS) at a regional level and which then works in an integrated and seamless manner with the sub-regional delivery of ‘out of hours’ primary care services. This pragmatic approach reflects the need to deliver an integrated solution but within the challenges of a large, complex and diverse population and geography.
The ‘out of hours’ Bidder(s) is expected to actively engage with the Providers of urgent/unscheduled care including, but not exclusively, NHS 111, general practice in hours services, ambulance service, A&E, mental health, community nursing, pharmacy and dental services, and where appropriate, social services. This type of approach of integration and co-ordination is required in order to make access to care as straightforward as possible for patients and carers, delivering where at all possible a ‘consult & complete’ model of care.
The contract duration and value, to be confirmed, but has an estimated value of £28,000,000 and is likely to be a minimum of 5 years, with an option for a further two year extension to be defined.
Providers are warmly invited to attend a pre-procurement market engagement event from 09:30 to 13:00 on Tuesday, 29th October 2019 at NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group, Fourth Floor, The Department, 2 Renshaw Street, Liverpool, L1 2SA.
During the event Providers will be given an overview of the new procurement approach and will have the opportunity to network with other Providers. The CCGs would welcome attendance from those organisations or individuals who may be interested in bidding for these services, either in their own right or as a subcontractor, to assist the CCGs to achieve a better understanding of the Provider market.
In order to book a place, please register an expression of interest on the EU-Supply Website (https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com) using reference 37470 by 12 midday on 25th October 2019. A maximum of two places per organisation is permitted.
This notice is for an information sharing and networking exercise rather than a call for competition, and therefore publication or response does not commit the CCGs or respondents to a future procurement, nor provide any process exemptions or preferential treatment to any parties expressing an interest. 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.
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds:
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