2 Lots. Lot 1 – The borough of Greenwich has one UTC which is co-located within the Emergency Department (ED) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH Woolwich). It will be open 24 hours a day seven days a week.
South-East London Integrated Care Board (SEL ICB) wish to commission the following
- an Urgent Treatment Service (UTC) that includes an out-of-hours service
- a GP Out of Hours Home Visiting Service
The intention is to commission the two services in separate lots. The tenders may be submitted for one or for both services. Services will be commissioned under two contracts, unless the successful bidder is the same for both lots, whereby a single contract will be awarded combining both services.
Greenwich UTC – Lot 1
The borough of Greenwich has one UTC which is co-located within the Emergency Department (ED) at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH Woolwich). It will be open 24 hours a day seven days a week.
Out-of-Hours Home Visiting – Lot 2
The service will be expected to treat and care for people with an urgent care need in their own home, thereby reducing the number of ambulance call outs and reducing the need for hospital admission.
The provider will be expected to work closely with the NHS 111-CAS provider, who will be the source of referrals into the service.
This service will provide urgent home visits when GP surgeries are typically closed, from 6.30pm to 8am weekdays, all day at weekends and all day on Bank Holidays.
Greenwich covers geographical areas with high deprivation and significant population diversity.
The provider will need to ensure its workforce are suitably skilled, have local knowledge regarding local services and are supported and adept to meet and manage these challenges.
The successful bidder can phase the mobilisation of the services during circa February and July 2023 – but all services under the new contract must be operational by the 1st of July 2023.
The maximum contract term of 7 years (3yrs with optional extensions for further + 2yrs + 2yrs ).
We anticipate that the maximum value over a 7-year contract period is (£40.6 Million) for the UTC, and for the OOH HV (£2.1Million).
The ITT reference for this tender is PRJ1139. All completed bids must be submitted by 17.00 on Monday 21st November 2022.
Estimated contract dates
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From 10/10/2022 20:00 to 21/11/2022 17:00