APMS Contract – East Midlands

NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board (NHS LLR ICB) is seeking to commission a provider to deliver primary medical services at Parker Drive Surgery and Manor Park Medical Practice.

Provision of APMS contract at Parker Drive Surgery and Manor Park Medical Practice for NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Commissioning Board

Contract summary



  • Medical practice and related services – 85120000

Location of contract

East Midlands

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

7 October 2022

Closing date

7 November 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)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




This is a call for competition.
NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board (NHS LLR ICB) is seeking to commission a provider to deliver primary medical services at Parker Drive Surgery and Manor Park Medical Practice:
Main – 122 Parker Drive, Leicester, LE4 0JF
Branch – 577 Melton Road, Leicester, LE4 8EA
The Contract will be an Alternative Provider of Medical Services (APMS) contract commencing 1st April 2023 for a population of 13,310 patients. The current contract is operating under caretaker arrangements that are due to expire on the 31st March 2023.

The ICB wish to receive responses to the Invitation to Tender (ITT) from suitably qualified and experienced Providers with the necessary skill and experience (or a demonstrable ability to provide the skill and experience) to provide the range of services required.

The contract shall be for a term of ten (10) years from the Service start date the option to extend the term by up to another five (5) years beyond the initial 10-year contracted term at the Commissioner’s discretion. The contract start date is 1st of April 2023.

The contract value for this service is estimated to be £1,733,685 per annum at 2022/23 prices (excluding pass-through costs, as defined in 4.5 Annex 04 and general assumptions tab under premises costs of the tender documentation), and up to a total £26 million over the potential 15 years term of the contract (including extensions). These contract values are subject to change as the practice population changes and in line with other variable payments. Please note that the ICB will reject bids that do not meet the sustainability test (as defined in the ITT documents which are downloadable via the Bravo e-procurement portal. Details of how to register to access this information is contained below.
The service will be commissioned via an open type procurement process according to the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 for healthcare services advertised to all providers which is proportionate to the value and complexity of the service and contract.

The invitation to tender (ITT) will be available from 07th of October on the ML CSU Bravo portal (see below) and it will have a deadline for submissions of 13:00 on 7th of November 2022.

Bidder clarifications may be submitted to the Commissioner (via the ML CSU Bravo portal only) during the procurement process up to 17:00 on 31st of October 2022.

We recommend current providers of similar services, providers who may be interested in providing this service, or other stakeholders who may have an interest in providing this to register on the MLCSU eProcurement portal Bravo (Jaggaer) to register their interest and get access to the ITT and all the documentation.


More information


Additional text
The aim of the service is to deliver all essential, additional and enhanced primary care services to all registered patients at the practice.

The ICB is seeking innovation in the provision of integrated primary care services, which align to both the national and local strategic plans, i.e.:
a) ‘Do things differently’:
o develop new ways to improve access and service delivery;
o improve integration and collaborative working with local health and social care providers, including Primary Care Networks;
o improve engagement with patients in the development of integrated primary care services ensuring the patient has more control over their own health and the care they receive.
b) Preventing illness, tackling health inequalities:
o promote physical and psychological well-being and self- care;
o addressing health inequalities to improve patient outcomes.
c) ‘Provide world class care for major health problems’ through:
o improved continuity of care;
o clinical audit;
o appropriate risk assessment to promote early diagnosis of chronic disease;
o improved long term condition management.
d) Making better use of data and digital technology:
o supporting the ‘digital first’ approach with clinically safe, NHS approved digital technology to improve access, increase patient choice, and improve quality and outcomes.
e) Backing the workforce:
o providing a GP-led service with appropriate clinical oversight to support the multi- disciplinary practice team;
o providing and supporting all staff holistically, ensuring personal development, promoting confidence and greater staff satisfaction.

To register on the Bravo portal
If your organisation has registered previously, you do not need to re-register.

1) Register on the portal webpage at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk (registration and use of the website is free of charge).

2) Once registered, candidates must Express their Interest (when the tender is published) by:

a) logging into the ML CSU eTendering Bravo portal
b) selecting response to ITT_984,
c) select Open Access ITT_984,
d) search for and access listing related to this tender and view details,
e) click on Express Interest link.

3) Once you have expressed your interest, please access the My ITTs page, where you can view all the documentation (and download if required) and construct your reply in the Bravo online questionnaires, as instructed. The deadline will be detailed in the tender documentation.

For technical support in submitting your Expression of Interest or registering on the ‘Bravo Solution’ Electronic Sourcing system please contact the Bravo Solution helpdesk via Tel: 0800 069 8630 or email: help@bravosolution.co.uk.

All communications from Bidders (including their Bidder Members) during the period of the Procurement must be directed to MLCSU via the ‘messaging’ area within the ML CSU online procurement portal: https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk. Strictly no other forms of communication to MLCSU or the Commissioner will be accepted.


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


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