Contract value:£0 – £105,000. Department of Health.

Reference number: ITT _ 58523

Deadline date:29/06/2012

This deadline is for… Submition of tender response

Contract value:£0 – £105,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: England

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Department of Health


Description of the contract

COMMISSIONING SUPPORT FOR A CAPITAL GRANT SCHEME FOR HOSPICES. 1.1 The Government is committed to improving the quality of care that people experience at the end of life. This includes continuing with implementation of the Department of Health’s (DH) End of Life Care Strategy (2008) (, as well as delivering on specific commitments to develop a new funding system for palliative care, and introduce a right for people to choose to be cared for and die at home ( End of life care is also a Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) workstream (, a key focus of which is to enable more people to die in their usual place of residence, in line with their expressed wishes. 1.2 The hospice sector, which is the principal provider of specialist palliative care services, is key to implementing this improvement agenda. They are supporting this in a number of ways, including through making their services available to those with any condition, rather than just those with cancer, and expanding their outpatient and community outreach services, such as hospice at home provision. By developing these services, the sector is enabling more people to get the care they need in the community, and decreasing the need for admission to hospital.




Classification of the contract

85140000 Miscellaneous health 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: 09/07/2012 – 31/03/2014


Who to contact

Contact name

Organisation name Department of Health

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


Extension number:


Web address


How to apply

This procurement exercise will be conducted on the DH eTendering portal at We call this system BMS (Business Management System). Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their Expression of Interest and download and complete an ITT through the DH eTendering portal (BMS). Registration is a simple one-step process; The supplier must register as a company/organisation; then each employee who may undertake a tendering exercise must then register as an individual. Once this stage is completed, it is then possible to register expression of interest for this tender. Note: Standard BMS functionality will only acknowledge one recipient per supplier for each individual tender. If you require the tender to be seen by multiple users we suggest using a centralised e-mail address [] Log on instructions are as follows: Stage 1 – New suppliers Those who have not previously contracted with DH will first need to ensure that their company details are registered in the system. a) Go to the link above b) Click on ‘New Supplier’ c) Complete and send the details in the automated e-mail that appears d) Within 3 working days, you will receive an e-mail with your login information; a unique username and password. Note: Standard BMS functionality requires the registered e-mail address to function as individual’s username. Post Registration Once registered, candidates must express interest as follows a) Go to the link above b) Select ‘Login into e-Tendering System’ c) Select sourcing home page and enter Expression of Interest (ITT) number [58523] in search field provided. d) Select radio button and click on quick link to express interest, review documentation and upload your response. e) You must then publish your reply using the publish button. For any support in submitting your Tender, please contact the eTendering Help-desk at 0113 254 5777. This helpdesk is available 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday. Please Note: Registration on the DH secure portal is not entering onto a preferred supplier list. Registration is solely to be able to interact with the Department electronically. Please note tender return date is the 29th June 2012 at 12:00 Noon.