Supply Norwich Heart Failure Specialist Nurses
The service will: Provide expert clinical knowledge and skills in the management of patients with confirmed diagnosis of Heart Failure.
United Kingdom-Norwich: Services provided by nurses
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Lakeside 400, Old Chapel Way, Broadland Business Park
For the attention of: Robert Smith
NR7 OWG Norwich
Telephone: +44 1603257027
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
NHS Norwich Clinical Commissioning Group
Room 202, City Hall, St Peters Street
NR2 1NH Norwich
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Norwich.
NUTS code UKH13
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The services will be delivered by heart failure nurses, working with other professionals across a range of settings and organisations including General Practice and acute settings.
The service will:
— Provide expert clinical knowledge and skills in the management of patients with confirmed diagnosis of Heart Failure.
— Develop joint clinics as required with GPSI/Community HFSN/Consultant Cardiologist including titration of medication providing a step up and step down service.
— Develop support programme/groups to provide education and support to heart failure patients, including end of life issues in collaboration with palliative care team.
— Improve multidisciplinary working/service. To devise a multidisciplinary service which is equitable and responsive to the needs of patients within tertiary, secondary and primary care settings with a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of chronic heart failure.
— Provide education of heart failure to other members of healthcare teams within Primary and Secondary Care in order for clinicians to arrange for people with suspected heart failure to be offered appropriate investigations (for example ECG, BNP tests and echo) that will confirm or refute the diagnosis. For those in whom heart failure is confirmed, its cause should be identified and treatments most likely to both relieve their symptoms and reduce their risk of death should be offered.
— Support and encourage adherence to recognised clinical guidelines among clinicians.
— Establish care management plans with the patient.
— Referral on patients for additional services.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
85141200 – LA50, 85121231
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Range: between 225 000 and 275 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: This service will be carried out by Heart Failure Specialist Nurses with current NMC registration in the UK.
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The tender documentation is available for download from the East of England Collaborative Procurement Hub Bravo e-sourcing platform athttps://eoecph.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml?_ncp=1366801018675.99403-1
This is a voluntary notice, as these are ‘Part B’ services. Although the CCGs are following a procedure which is akin to the open procedure, the use of a voluntary Contract Notice and of terminology which reflects the open procedure does not indicate that the CCGs accept that they are bound by the provisions of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) and/or the Public Procurement Directive (2004/18/EC) save for the provisions of the Regulations and the Directive which apply to Part B services.
The Commissioners reserve the right to extend any resulting contract by a further 24 months, at their sole discretion.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: