Primary Medical Services Tender Lowestoft, Suffolk
To deliver primary medical services at Kirkley Mill Health Centre.
United Kingdom-Beccles: General-practitioner services
Social and other specific services – public contracts
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: Beccles House, 1 Common Lane North
NUTS code: UKH1
Postal code: NR34 9BN
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Claire Pickard
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Provision of Primary Medical Services at Kirkley Mill Health Centre, Lowestoft
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
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.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)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.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Further information and the ITT documentation can be found at https://uk.eu-supply.com/login.asp?B=agcsu 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
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Form of procedure
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
Section VI: Complementary information
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: