Alternative Provider Medical Service – Invitation to Tender – North West England

The contract is for 10 years with the option to extend for 5 years.

Invitation to Tender – Alternative Provider Medical Service (APMS) – Withnell Health Centre

Contract summary



  • Health and social work services – 85000000

Location of contract

North West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

7 September 2022

Closing date

19 October 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2023

Contract end date

31 March 2038

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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North of England Commissioning Support is working for and on behalf of NHS Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board (ICB) (the Contracting Authority), to commission Withnell Health Centre Alternative Provider Medical Service (APMS).
Premises are mandatory and are located at Withnell Health Centre, Railway Road, Withnell, Chorley, PR6 7PS.
The contract is for 10 years with the option to extend for 5 years subject to satisfactory financial and contractual performance and at the discretion of the Contracting Authorities.
The expected start date of the contract is 01 April 2023.
The procurement will be available to view on the e-tendering portal on 7th September 2022, and the closing time and date for tender returns is by 12:00 noon on 19th October 2022.
The basic principles that mirror that of the open procedure will be followed for this procurement to test the capacity, capability, and technical competence of tenderers in accordance with the Light Touch Regime within The Public Contracts Regulations 2015
(as amended), ensuring a fair, open, and transparent process in accordance with NHS (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No. 2) Regulations 2013.
Accordingly, the subject matter of the contract has been scoped to consider the priorities of the Contracting Authority relating to “economic, social, and environmental well-being” by utilising the UK Government’s Social Value Model.


How to apply


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About the buyer



John Snow House
Durham University Science Park