APMS Contracts – Thurrock and Southend

To deliver primary medical services across up to six Lots, via Alternative Provider of Medical Services contract(s) for a period of 15 years.

Provision of Alternative Provider of Medical Services (APMS) Contracts under six Lots across Thurrock and Southend

Contract summary

 

Industry

    • Health services – 85100000
    • Medical practice and related services – 85120000
    • Medical practice services – 85121000

Location of contract

East of England

Value of contract

£91,153,559

Procurement reference

tender_308608/1111109

Published date

6 October 2022

Closing date

14 November 2022

Closing time

12pm

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?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No

 

Description

The Contracting Authority (hereinafter referred to as “the Authority”) for this procurement is: NHS Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board (ICB) invites responses from suitably qualified and experienced providers to deliver Primary Medical Services across up to six Lots, via Alternative Provider of Medical Services (APMS) contract(s) for a period of 15 years.

Contracts for Lots 1 to 4 and Lot 6 will run from 01/04/23 – 31/03/38, and the contract for Lot 5 will run from 01/07/23 – 30/06/38. The aggregate value (forecasted financial entitlement) of the contract across all 6 Lots is £91,153,559, including up to £25,000 Allowable Mobilisation Budget on a cost incurred basis, per Lot, in Year 1). (The financial entitlement across all six Lots, minus the allowable mobilisation budget is £91,003,559)

The Lots:

– Lot 1 – Y00999 – Oddfellows Health Centre & St Clements Health Centre – commencing 1st April 2023 until 31st March 2038

– Lot 2 – F81110 – Tilbury Health Centre – commencing 1st April 2023 until 31st March 2038

– Lot 3 – Y02807 – Thurrock Health Centre – commencing 1st April 2023 until 31st March 2038

– Lot 4 – F81206 – Commonwealth Health Centre – commencing 1st April 2023 until 31st March 2038

– Lot 5 – Y00033 – Purfleet Care Centre – commencing 1st July 2023 until 30th June 2038

– Lot 6 – F81684 – North Shoebury Surgery – commencing 1st April 2023 until 31st March 2038

The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:
-Award of up to six separate contracts for Single Lots (i.e. a Single Bidder may be awarded; Lot 1 only, Lot 2 only, Lot 3 only, Lot 4 only, Lot 5 only, Lot 6 only)
-Award of multiple separate contracts for any combination of Lots between Lot 1 to Lot 6 (i.e. a Single Bidder may be awarded; 2 Lots, 3 Lots, 4 Lots, 5 Lots, all 6 Lots)
-Award contracts for less than six Lots, or no Lots at all.

The Authority is procuring all six lots as APMS contracts due to the time limited nature of them and flexibilities that they permit in terms of bidding audience e.g. whole of the market and the ability to agree the reporting schedules enabling KPIs that support delivery of the Long-term Plan and facilitates and enables the development of “at scale” provision through the PCN model of delivery. In line with the strategic aims for Mid & South Essex ICB, the system is committed to deliver primary care on a standard contract term to allow for delivery at scale and innovation by offering longer term arrangements. As such it is proposed that each contract will be awarded for a period of 15 years to give greater certainty for provider to improve value for money, ability to recruit, willingness to invest time and resources. We want to secure the right fit for the specific needs of that population.

The contract that is to be entered into by the Authority and the Preferred Bidder will be governed by the Standard Alternative Provider of Medical Services (APMS) Contract.

 

More information

 

Previous notice about this procurement

Market Engagement Event – NHS MSE ICB – Primary Care Multi-lot APMS Procurement (Thurrock and Southend)

  • Early engagement
  • Published 7 September 2022

 

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The Services fall within Section 7 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (as amended The Public Procurement (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020) (the “Regulations”). Neither the inclusion of a Selection Questionnaire / Qualification Stage, nor the use of the terms Open or One-Stage procedure, Invitation to Tender Process Overview, Invitation to Tender, nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the Authority intend to hold themselves bound by any of the Regulations save those applicable to Public Contracts for Social and Other Specific Services listed in Schedule 3 of the Regulations (the “Light Touch” Regime).

The Authority may wish to expand the Services during the lifetime of the contract (“Contract modification(s)”). To this end, the Bidder should be aware that after the award of contract, there is a possibility that the successful Bidder may be offered a variation(s) to the contract in accordance with Regulation 72 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended The Public Procurement (Amendment etc.) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020), in the potential circumstances and or situations as further communicated in the ITT Process Overview.

The Authority nor its advisors shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any organisation, agent or subsidiary involved in responding to this procurement. The commissioners reserve the right to withdraw from the process at any time or to not tender the service or to tender on a different basis.

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Bidders must 'self-invite' their organisations to the Qualification Only ITT entitled ‘itt_100 – Provision of Alternative Provider of Medical Services (APMS) Contracts under six Lots across Thurrock and Southend – Selection Questionnaire (Lots 1 – 6)’. Failure to do so will result in a non-compliant bid.

Bidders should also 'self-invite' their organisations to bid for the relevant Lots they wish to bid for, as titled below:

– itt_105 – Lot 1 – Provision of Alternative Provider of Medical Services (APMS) Contract – Y00999 Oddfellows Hall and St Clements
– itt_106 – Lot 2 – Provision of Alternative Provider of Medical Services (APMS) Contract – F81110 Tilbury Health Centre (including Dilip and Chadwell)
– itt_107 – Lot 3 – Provision of Alternative Provider of Medical Services (APMS) Contract – Y02807 Thurrock Health Centre
– itt_108 – Lot 4 – Provision of Alternative Provider of Medical Services (APMS) Contract F81206 – Commonwealth Health Centre
– itt_109 – Lot 5 – Provision of Alternative Provider of Medical Services (APMS) Contract – Y00033 Purfleet Care Centre
– itt_110 – Lot 6 – Provision of Alternative Provider of Medical Services (APMS) Contract – F81684 North Shoebury Practice

 

How to apply

 

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

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

NHS Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board

Address

Unit 10, Phoenix House, Christopher Martin Rd,
Basildon
SS14 3HG
England

Email

amy.wilson@attain.co.uk

Website

http://www.midandsouthessex.icb.nhs.uk