Integrated Care Research Contract

Integrated Care Research Contract

Contract value:£60,000 – £100,000. The Provision Of Options Appraisal On The Measurement Of Peoples Experience Of Integrated Care.

Reference number: DH_58705

Deadline date:05/12/2012

This deadline is for… interested bidders to submit a bid, please note this closes at midday (12 noon).

Contract value:£60,000 – £100,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: United Kingdom

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Department of Health

 

Description of the contract

The requirement is to produce an options appraisal to assess strategies, at various costs and levels of feasibility, for measuring people’s experience of integrated care. This work will produce recommendations on how to produce a measure suitable for inclusion in the Outcomes Frameworks. There are two key questions we want to address i. Who should we be asking about their experience of integrated care (eg the general population or specific cohorts of patients)? ii. How should we ask them? (eg. At a specific point in an individual’s journey of care? In a particular setting (hospital, home, surgery etc.)? The question of what should be asked (eg specific survey questions) will be addressed separately following completion of this work, although some general, high-level consideration of this issue may be necessary to effectively complete the requirement. The work will produce recommendations on how best to measuring peoples experience of integrated care. This may be a single measure or different measures for different groups of patients. It must consider how to measure the experience of integrated care for all groups including but not limited to; older people, individuals with long term conditions, families and children. • The Department of Health reserves the right to discontinue the tendering process and not to award the contract. • Transparency Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the Government’s policies on transparency, DH intends to publish the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document, and the text of any contract awarded in real time, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of DH. The terms of the proposed contract will also permit a public sector contracting authority, awarding a contract under this contract, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the contracting authority. Further information on transparency can be found at: http://www.ogc.gov.uk/policy_and_standards_framework_transparency.asp •This procurement exercise will be completed via the DH eTendering portal (BMS) and candidates wishing to be considered for this (or any other) DH contract must submit their response via BMS. Suppliers should visit http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Procurementandproposals/BMS/index.htm to register and download instructions on how to respond. If you require assistance, please contact the Supplier Helpdesk on 0113 254 5777 or supplier.helpdesk@dh.gsi.gov.uk. This helpdesk is available 10:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays.

 

Classification of the contract

85100000 Health services

85000000 Health and social work services

 

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 4 Months

 

Who to contact

Contact name PCOE

Organisation name Department of Health

Address Quarry House, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7UE

Telephone

Extension number:

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Web address www.dh.gov.uk

 

How to apply

• The Department of Health reserves the right to discontinue the tendering process and not to award the contract. • Transparency Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the Government’s policies on transparency, DH intends to publish the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document, and the text of any contract awarded in real time, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of DH. The terms of the proposed contract will also permit a public sector contracting authority, awarding a contract under this contract, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the contracting authority. Further information on transparency can be found at: http://www.ogc.gov.uk/policy_and_standards_framework_transparency.asp • This procurement exercise will be completed via the DH eTendering portal (BMS) and candidates wishing to be considered for this (or any other) DH contract must submit their response via BMS. Suppliers should visit http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Procurementandproposals/BMS/index.htm to register and download instructions on how to respond. If you require assistance, please contact the Supplier Helpdesk on 0113 254 5777 or supplier.helpdesk@dh.gsi.gov.uk. This helpdesk is available 10:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays.