Procurement of a Community Gynaecology and Direct Access Ultrasound Service
Birmingham South Central Clinical Commissioning Group (BSC CCG) are looking to commission a Community Gynaecology and Direct Access Ultrasound Service which will be accessible to the 242 000 patients registered with the CCG.
UK-Dudley: miscellaneous health services
Section I: Contracting authority
Healthcare Commissioning Services
St John’s House
For the attention of: Mary-Jo Pryor
DY2 8PP Dudley
Telephone: +44 7790342554
General address of the contracting authority: https://hccs.bravosolution.co.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Birmingham – South Central.
NUTS code UKG31
The aims and objectives of the service are:
—To provide a consultant-delivered gynaecology service within community clinics to assess, evaluate and manage patients with minor and moderate complexity gynaecological conditions,
—To reduce the number of referrals, so far as clinically appropriate, to secondary care outpatient departments,
—To ensure patients are offered an outpatient appointment that takes place within the community within 4 weeks of being referred,
—To ensure patients are offered direct access ultrasound investigations within 2 weeks of referral,
—To provide appropriate community based alternatives to acute hospital care,
—To provide a “one stop” service that can incorporate diagnostic testing and treatment during a single visit (where appropriate),
—To provide a gynaecology service that is responsive to the needs of the Birmingham South Central CCG patient population,
—Improved health outcomes through earlier diagnosis and treatment of common gynaecology conditions,
—Deliver high levels of patient satisfaction through the commissioning of redesigned services that act on patient feedback,
—Reduced DNA’s for outpatient appointments by provision of a more local service,
—Support BSC CCG in delivering its QIPP objectives.
Birmingham South Central CCG would welcome you to contact us if you are a provider of these services by registering on https://hccs.bravosolution.co.uk and completing the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Healthcare Commissioning Services requires that potential bidders, in submitting their expression of interest, complete procurement specific information in the form of a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) available at https://hccs.bravosolution.co.uk. Failure to respond to the PQQ as required will result in an incomplete expression of interest. Please refer to Section VI.3) below for additional information.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Bidders will need to pass all the pass/fail sections in the PQQ aswell as scoring 50 % in each of the scored sections to enable them to be short listed for ITT stage.
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Consultant Gynaecologists.
Section IV: Procedure
Please note that this contract is a ‘Part B’ service and therefore not required to adopt the full EU timescales.
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 3 Years
Healthcare Commissioning Services is conducting this procurement exercise as a central purchasing body for another NHS body (please refer to the PQQ and/or MOI for details) with whom the successful bidder(s) will enter into contracts for the supply of the services. Any other public sector body wishing to access the contract may do so only with permission from the contracting NHS body. The contract conditions will be set out in the Invitation to Tender. Further details will be made available via documentation and information released during the course of the tender process.
Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information This exercise will be conducted on the Healthcare Commissioning Services portal at.
https://hccs.bravosolution.co.uk. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest & provide additional procurement-specific information (by completing a PQQ) through the portal as follows: i)Candidates should register on the portal at https://hccs.bravosolution.co.uk (registration and use of the website is free of charge). ii)Once registered, candidates must express interest by a) logging-in to the Healthcare Commissioning Services eTendering portal, b)selecting response to advert and PQQ, c) select Open Access PQQ, d) search for and access listing related to this contract and view details, e) click on Express Interest link iii)Once you have expressed interest, access the My PQQs page where you can download documentation (if required) & construct your reply as instructed. You must submit your reply on the website by the deadline stated. For technical support in submitting your expression of interest contact the BravoSolution Help-desk on +44 8003684850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:8.10.2012