Primary Medical Services Tender Lowestoft, Suffolk

Primary Medical Services Tender Lowestoft, Suffolk

To deliver primary medical services at Kirkley Mill Health Centre.

United Kingdom-Beccles: General-practitioner services

2020/S 058-140443

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: NHS Great Yarmouth and Waveney CCG
Postal address: Beccles House, 1 Common Lane North
Town: Beccles
NUTS code: UKH1
Postal code: NR34 9BN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Claire Pickard
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Provision of Primary Medical Services at Kirkley Mill Health Centre, Lowestoft

Reference number: AG20513

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (NHS Arden and GEM CSU) on behalf of Greater Yarmouth and Waveney CCG are inviting suitably qualified providers who are capable of delivering primary medical services at Kirkley Mill Health Centre, Lowestoft.

As a result of this procurement exercise an agreement will be established with the successful bidder(s) for a period of 4 years 10.5 months.

The weighted list size is 6 352 with an actual list size of 6 333 which is anticipated to grow in light of housing and population growth.

The commissioner will pay up to a maximum of GBP 140 per weighted patient based on 19/20 prices; this will be subject to uplifts in line with national negotiations.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH1
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The practice is open 5 days per week, 8 a.m.-6.30 p.m. Improved access arrangements are in place within the locality with patients having access to routine pre-bookable appointments between 8 a.m.-8 p.m. on weekdays, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturdays and 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Sundays.

The new provider will be committed to continuous improvement in patient care and primary care services at the practice, developing strong collaborative working relationships with neighbouring practices to find local solutions to primary care matters impacting the Lowestoft area. The new provider must also actively engage with the development of the local primary care network.

The primary care network of which Kirkley Mill is a member comprises 7 practices covering a population of 85 100.

The practice serves patients living in one of the most deprived wards in Lowestoft. Life expectancy for males and females in this area is lower than the England average at 76 years for men and 81 years for women, compared to 79 years for men and 83 years for women (England average). There is a high prevalence of substance misuse, depression, epilepsy and learning disabilities in this cohort of patients.

The Local Plan for the Waveney District area of Suffolk for the period 2014 – 2036 has recently been published following a period of consultation and identifies significant house building plans (9235 new homes) in the Waveney area; 56 % (5206 homes) of this growth is planned to happen in Lowestoft.

The latest CQC inspection was carried out in September 2019 and the practice is rated good overall, although requiring improvement in effective care; the practice was previously rated as inadequate overall in January 2017. The new provider will be expected to show continuous improvement against the CQC improvement plan.

II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Start: 15/07/2020
End: 30/05/2025

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Further information and the ITT documentation can be found at and bids must be submitted by 12.00 p.m. on 17 April 2020. The tender ID No is 39301.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 039-093801

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 17/04/2020
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Arden & GEM Commissioning Support Unit
Town: Derby
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: