Tender to Provide Integrated Healthcare Services to Sussex Adult Prisons

Tender to Provide Integrated Healthcare Services to Sussex Adult Prisons

NHS England South (South East) seeks to commission a lead provider model for Integrated Healthcare services to Sussex adult prisons, HMP’s Ford and Lewes.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Health and social work services

2019/S 111-273484

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

NHS England South (South East)
South Plaza
United Kingdom
Contact person: Louise Smith
E-mail: louisesmith7@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKK1
Internet address(es):Main address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home
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


NHS England South (South East) — Integrated Healthcare Services to Sussex Adult Prisons (HMPs Ford and Lewes)

Reference number: PR002806

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

NHS England South (South East) seeks to commission a lead provider model for Integrated Healthcare services to Sussex adult prisons, HMP’s Ford and Lewes, in order to support integrated patient centred care across the full range of health service specialties detailed in the service specification(s).

NHS England will be using the most recently published, long form NHS Standard Contract for the provision of the healthcare service(s), including the alternative provider medical services contract, and an NHS personal dental services contract for the dental services provision. A tripartite agreement will be necessary between the prime provider, the dental services provider and NHS England if the prime provider cannot hold a PDS contract in their own right. NHS England will hold a contract(s) with the prime provider, who in turn can directly provide care and/or subcontract care to other specialist providers.

The contract is due to commence on 1.4.2020. Contract duration is 7 years.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 42 235 000.00 GBP

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: UKJ
Main site or place of performance:

HMP Ford and HMP Lewes.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This exercise is being carried out by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of NHS England South (South East).

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 (including external community and acute health settings) will be required. The provider must develop a close collaborative working arrangements and relationships with the HMPPS management and staff in both prisons as well as other departments within the prison such as education, offender management, and physical education.

The service is to be made available to all prisoners within the establishment(s). The provider must meet the unique needs of the establishments and take into account the needs of the population within that establishment.

The services being commissioned include (please see service specifications for further information and full lists of services required):

— general practitioners provision,

— primary care nursing,

— dental services — HMP Lewes only,

— pharmacy services (including mechanism for OOH provision),

— inpatient unit facility at HMP Lewes,

— substance misuse services (including substance misuse wing at HMP Lewes). (NB: Service delivery commencement for this element is deferred to 3.10.2020 for HMP Lewes only. Provision at HMP Ford will commence on 1.4.2020).

— optometry,

— podiatry,

— audiology,

— primary and secondary mental health and learning disability services,

— health promotion and prevention,

— appropriate administrative and data management support (including data intelligence and reporting resource; date and intelligence analysis),

— 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 clinic(s),

— therapies,

— sexual Health screening.

In addition, the provider will be responsible for ensuring effective and meaningful pathways of care are established with community based specialist health provision, including hospital based services.

The current contract for Substance Misuse service (SMS) for HMP Lewes expires on 2.10.2020. The preferred bidder will be expected to liaise with the SMS provider and ensure mobilisation of services under this contract as part of the integrated service model from October.

NHS England will work with the provider to transfer the responsibility for IM&T provision to the provider during the life of the contract, via a contract variation. Please see the service specification for further details.

NHS England are implementing a shared approach to the management of Escorts and Bedwatches. In order to ensure the provider can manage escort and bed watch services in an effective and efficient manner and to protect the provider against significant bed watch and escort costs that are out of their control, NHS England will include a risk share agreement scheme within the contract.

The maximum total contract value for the service will be 42 235 000 GBP which includes escorts and bed watches budget.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 42 235 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 84

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

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

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

Date: 31/07/2019
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:

Interested providers will be able to view the opportunity via the ‘current tenders’ list on In-Tend: https://in– tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home

Alternatively you can view the opportunity directly by following the link below: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/ProjectManage/955

In order to submit a bid, you will need to register on the e-procurement portal and ‘express an interest’ and then complete all necessary questions as specified within the documents.

On registration, please include at least 2 contacts, to allow for access to the portal in times of absence. NHS England will not be liable for costs incurred by any interested party in participating in this exercise.

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).

The tendering process will be conducted in accordance with the requirements and flexibilities provided by Articles 74 to 76 of the Directive and Regulations 74 to 76 of the Regulations. The Authority will run a transparent tender process, treating all bidders equally. For the avoidance of doubt, the Authority will not be bound by the regulations or the treaty on the functioning of the European Union or any other regulations or legislation except for the specific parts or circumstances that apply to the procurement of these services.

Neither the inclusion of a bidder selection stage, nor the use of any language or terms found in the directive or regulations, nor the description of the procedure voluntarily adopted by the Authority (‘Open’, ‘Restricted‘, ‘Competitive Procedure with Negotiation’, ‘Competitive Dialogue’ or any other description), nor any other indication, shall be taken to mean that the Authority intends to hold itself bound by the directive or regulations, save by the provisions applicable to services coming within the scope of Annex XIV of the Directive/Schedule 3 of the regulations.

The Contracting Authority intends to voluntarily observe the award decision notices provisions and 10 day standstill period described in Regulation 86 of the Regulations. Unsuccessful bidders will receive scores and reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages of the winning bid and the reasons why the bidder/application was unsuccessful. Deadline for lodging of appeals should be in accordance with Regulation 87 and Regulation 91 of the regulations.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

As described in VI.3, deadline for lodging of appeals should be in accordance with Regulation 87 and Regulation 91 of the 2015 Regulations.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: