Live Opportunity



Date of dispatch of this notice: 12/10/2019

Expire date: 25/10/2019

External Reference: c83c3a45-3701-4f5c-91a8-8017705f23b4

Live Opportunity

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Preliminary Data

Type of contract: Services
Procedure: Not Applicable

Contact information

Official name: NHS Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group
Address line 1: The Department,
Address line 2: 2 Renshaw Street,
Town: Liverpool
Postal Code: L1 2SA
Country: England
Contact person: Rosaleen Maule

Contract information

Title attributed to the contract: Provision of GP Out of Hours (GP OOH) Integrated Urgent Care Services - North Mersey NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, South Sefton, Southport & Formby, St Helens and Warrington)

This notice is placed in order to facilitate early engagement with suitably qualified and experienced healthcare Providers (including General Practitioners, other clinical Providers, social enterprises, third sector organisations and other Providers) to provide GP Out Of Hours (OOH) Integrated Urgent Care Services and relates only to a pre-procurement Market Engagement Event.
The NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) in Halton, Knowsley, Liverpool, Southport and Formby, South Sefton, St Helens and Warrington are seeking to commission an integrated single model of GP “out of hours” urgent care services across the whole health economy, providing a high quality clinical service with a clear patient centred focus. The intention is to commence a procurement process in November 2019 to award a new contract to provide the Services from 1st October 2020.

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 13:30 on Tuesday, 29th October 2019 at NHS Liverpool CCG, Fourth Floor, The Department, 2 Renshaw Street, Liverpool, L1 2SA.

Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
85000000   Health and social work services
85121100   General-practitioner services

Expire date: 25/10/2019
Contract start date: 01/10/2020
Contract end date: 30/09/2027

Lowest value: 0
Highest value: 28000000

Complementary information

Is this suitable for SME (Small and Medium Enterprises)?:
Is this suitable for VCSE (Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise)?:

North West

Additional Details

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Further Information

The CCG 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.
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Further Information 2

This event will be an opportunity to meet with the CCG, network with other Providers, hear more about the services, challenges and opportunities that relate to future commissioning and provision of these Services.
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In order to book a place, please register an expression of interest on the EU-Supply Website ( using reference 37470 by 12 midday on 25th October 2019. A maximum of two places per organisation is permitted.
This opportunity is also being advertised on OJEU.
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This notice is for an networking exercise rather than a call for competition.
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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. 
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Any responses provided to this Expression of Interest/Market engagement will not be treated as commercially confidential and may be used by in the final service specification used for the contract but no organisation will be individually identified. 
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The CCG 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 CCG will consider in due course.