Integrated Healthcare Services to Surrey Prisons and HMP/YOI Bronzefield Pre-Procurement Market Engagement Event

Integrated Healthcare Services to Surrey Prisons and HMP/YOI Bronzefield Pre-Procurement Market Engagement Event

This notice is placed as a Prior Information Notice in relation to a pre-procurement market engagement event, 1:1 meetings and a market questionnaire.

NHS England and NHS Improvement South-East – Market Engagement – Integrated Healthcare Services to Surrey Prisons and HMP/YOI Bronzefield

NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Health and social work services – 85000000

Location of contract

South East

Procurement reference

WA9251/ME

Published date

6 October 2021

Closing date

1 November 2021

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

 

Description

 

This notice is placed as a Prior Information Notice in relation to a pre-procurement market engagement event, 1:1 meetings and a market questionnaire.

NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSE/I) South East invites Expressions of Interest (EOI) from suitably qualified and experienced prime providers who are interested in delivering integrated healthcare services to Surrey prisons and HMP/YOI Bronzefield. The in-scope prisons are to be confirmed, but are likely to include:

• HMP Downview
• HMP Send
• HMP Bronzefield
• HMP Coldingley
• HMP High Down

NHSE/I will hold a contract with the prime provider, who in turn can directly provide care and/or subcontract care to other specialist providers.

The indicative date for the contract to commence is 1st April 2023. The annual contract value is expected to be in the region of £23 million.

This service will be commissioned as part of the overall Offender Health pathway within the prisons and as such this model will ensure an integrated, recovery orientated service delivery system, both within the prisons and onwards into the community. The service will focus on delivering person-centred care within seamless, integrated structured clinical and psychosocial interventions services in prison, and facilitating arrangements through the gate into the community to ensure effective continuity of care. Close joint working with other healthcare services, as well as other departments within the prison is imperative.

The service model will likely encompass the following services (but not limited to): –
• General Practitioners provision
• Primary Care Nursing (including long term conditions)
• Dental services
• Gender specific considerations (understanding the specific needs of the female population)
• Pharmacy Services (including OOH provision)
• Inpatient Unit facility (as applicable)
• Substance Misuse Services
• Primary and Secondary Mental Health and Learning Disability Services
• Health Promotion and Prevention
• Musculoskeletal therapies
• Smoking cessation
• Blood Born Viruses testing to include funding, access and delivery (including provision of testing facilities where necessary)
• Consultant-led pain management clinics
• Therapies / clinics (including but not limited to):
– Dietetics
– Weight management
– Optometry
– Pain management
– Physiotherapy
– Podiatry
– Audiology
– Obstetrics
– Gynaecology
– Transgender (m-f, f-m)
– Personality Disorder
– Occupational Therapy
– Speech and Language Therapy
– Talking Therapies and counselling
– Access to external community services
• Sexual Health screening – (Tiers 1, 2, 3)
• Social Care (subject to co-commissioning arrangements with Local Authorities)
• Appropriate administrative and data management support

The provider will also be responsible for ensuring effective and meaningful pathways of care are established with secondary care/diagnostics and other services outside of this specification, including hospital-based services, to meet patient’s health needs.

 

More information

 

Additional text
This process is being managed by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the Commissioners.

Those interested in delivering the service should complete the online market engagement questionnaire, including any organisations who consider themselves to be potential sub-contractors to the service and would like their details to be shared with potential prime providers.

Following market questionnaire submissions, NHSE/I South East intends to engage directly with potential prime providers, who will be invited to attend a virtual market engagement event. Following this event, there will be the opportunity for potential prime providers to meet 1:1 with Commissioners to further develop understanding of the opportunities and barriers to providing these services in the establishments described and to discuss their questionnaire responses, along with the procurement in general.
To encourage networking, and with consent, all contact details of prime providers and sub-contractors who complete the market questionnaire will be shared via the procurement portal.

Further details of the event including joining instructions and timings will be provided to those prime providers who express an interest and complete the market engagement questionnaire once the PIN has closed.

Providers who wish to express their interest and complete the questionnaire will need to register on the e-procurement system, In-Tend, available on the following link: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home

The questionnaire can be accessed via the ‘current tenders’ list on In-Tend, listed as ‘WA9251/ME: Integrated Healthcare Services to Surrey Prisons and HMP/YOI Bronzefield for NHS England and NHS Improvement South East’, select ‘express an interest’ and then ‘opt in’. Please complete the market questionnaire within In-Tend by midday on Monday 1st November 2021.

NHSE/I South East will not be liable for costs incurred by any interested party in participating in this exercise.

This notice is an information gathering exercise rather than a call for competition in its own right, and therefore publication or response does not commit NHSE/I South East or respondents to a future procurement, nor provide any process exemptions or preferential treatment to any parties expressing an interest.

The services are healthcare services falling within Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (“the Regulations”) which are not subject to the full regime of the Regulations, but is instead governed by the “Light Touch Regime” contained within Chapter 3, Section 7 of the Regulations (Regulations 74 to 77).

 

How to apply

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

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Louise Smith

Address

South Plaza,Marlborough Street
BRISTOL
BS13NX
England

Email

Louisesmith7@nhs.net

Website

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home