Flexible Contracting Agreement for NHS Health Check and Smoking Cessation Services – ROUND 2
Birmingham City Council
Published date: 31 October 2023
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Contract summary
Industry
• Health and social work services – 85000000
• Health services – 85100000
• Miscellaneous health services – 85140000
Location of contract
B4 7WB
Value of contract
£0
Procurement reference
IT-100-4093-P1121/2
Published date
31 October 2023
Closing date
3 January 2024
Closing time
12pm
Contract start date
1 April 2024
Contract end date
31 December 2025
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Other
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Yes
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?
Yes

Description
The Council wishes to establish a Flexible Contracting Agreement for NHS Health Check and Smoking Cessation Services. The services will be split into two Lots as follows:

o Lot 1: NHS Health Checks – One of Birmingham City Council’s mandatory public health services is the NHS Health Check, which is provided by health professionals.
It is a health examination for adults in England between the ages of 40 and 74. It is intended to detect early indications of dementia, type 2 diabetes, kidney illness, heart disease, and stroke. We are more likely to develop one of these conditions as we age. Finding measures to reduce this risk is assisted by an NHS Health Check.

The examination includes a series of questions about a patient’s health and lifestyle, including ones concerning physical activity, as well as measurements of height, weight, and blood pressure and a quick blood test to check cholesterol. The health professionals go through the results with the patient and discuss any changes required to enhance the patient’s wellbeing. 

o Lot 2: Smoking Cessation Service – The Smoking Cessation Service is to be delivered by Pharmacies, GP Practices and other qualified providers. The model of smoking cessation support being commissioned is a 12 week behavioural programme that utilises a combination of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) and electronic cigarettes (e-cigs), to reduce withdrawal cravings and advice/support that provides strategies to cope with quitting smoking. For this Lot, Providers can bid to deliver the 12-week programme, the NRT scheme or both.

The FCA will be for a period of 4 years in total (unless terminated under agreement provisions); 2 years commencing on 1st October 2023, with an option to extend for a further 2 years. It will operate in a similar way to a Dynamic Purchasing System in that it will reopen after the initial procurement and remain open for suppliers to join at any time during the duration of the FCA.

The Flexible Contracting Agreement (FCA) will be awarded to an unlimited number of providers in each lot; providers can apply for either Lot 1 or Lot 2 or both. Potential Suppliers only need to complete the Potential Supplier Information once, even if applying for more than one Lot.

For Lot 1 NHS Health Checks, only qualified GPs will be admitted to the FCA in year 1. BCC will review and potentially widen the selection criteria in year 2 to include Any Qualified Provider (AQP). If the decision to include AQP is progressed, the service specification will be revised to reflect these changes and any additional national NHS guidance or criteria

The Council will be using its free to use e-tendering system (in-tend) for the administration of this procurement process and potential suppliers must register with the system to be able to express an interest. If you wish to express an interest in this opportunity please click on the following link to access https://in-tendhost.co….

More information
Links
·         https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc/aspx/
·         Additional information on how to apply for this contract
Additional text
If you are interested in tendering please click on the following link to access Birmingham City Council’s tender Portal.

Delivery Notes

Birmingham

Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No

How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer
Contact name
Sandra Asiedu
Address
10 Woodcock Street
Birmingham
West Midlands
B4 7WB
United Kingdom
Telephone
0121 464 8000
Email

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