Orthopaedic Services for The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
Published date: 30 November 2020
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Contract summary
• Surgical hospital services – 85111100
Location of contract
West Midlands
Value of contract
Procurement reference
Published date
30 November 2020
Closing date
5 January 2021
Closing time
Contract start date
1 April 2021
Contract end date
31 March 2024
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Open procedure (OJEU)
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (RJAH) is a leading orthopaedic centre of excellence. A specialist hospital with a reputation for innovation, the Trust provides a comprehensive range of musculoskeletal (bone, joint and tissue) surgical, medical and rehabilitation services; locally, regionally, and nationally.

The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust wish to invite prospective providers to express their interest in the supply of Orthopaedic Services.

RJAH requires access to additional consultant orthopaedic surgeons to ensure it is able to fully utilise its capacity in core hours Monday to Friday and further requires additional sessions to be provided out of core hours; predominately Saturdays.

The services required will cover the full pathway of orthopaedic care from initial outpatient consultations, surgery, follow up after care and review.

The successful supplier must be able to offer a full range of sub-specialty expertise including:

• Arthroplasty
• Knee and Sports
• Lower Limb
• Foot and Ankle
• Upper Limb
• Spinal Surgery
• Paediatric Surgery

The supplier will be required to support RJAH with the management of NHS waiting lists, provision of excellent standards of care, and safe and timely delivery.

The service provision shall be carried out on the RJAH site in Oswestry, Shropshire.

The contract shall be for a period of 3 years with the option to extend for up to a further 2 years. The annual value is estimated at £1,922,186.00 per annum which is reflected in the estimated total contract value. The contract shall be governed by the prevailing NHS Standard Terms and Conditions in the form of the Short Form Sub-Contract.

The Trust has set an affordability threshold for the procurement and reserves the right not to consider Bids that are unaffordable and above the affordability envelope of the project. The affordability threshold is £1,922,186.00 per annum for procedures and outpatient services.

More information
·         https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk/esop/guest/go/opportunity/detail?opportunityId=50220
·         Contract Notice
·         Bravo Opportunity
Additional text
When this requirement is offered to tender, this will be done via electronic means using the internet. Midlands and Lancashire CSU is conducting this procurement exercise as a central purchasing body for another NHS body with whom the successful bidder(s) will enter into contracts for the supply of the services.

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.

This exercise will be conducted on the Midlands and Lancashire CSU portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk

(i) candidates should register on the portal at https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk (registration and use of the website is free of charge). If your organisation has registered previously, you do not need to reregister;
(ii) once registered, candidates must submit your reply on the website and by email by the dead line stated. For technical support in submitting your expression of interest contact the Bravo Solution Helpdesk on +448003684850 or E-mail:

Light Touch Regime’ services: this procurement is for clinical services which are light touch regime services for the purpose of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 as specified in Schedule 3 of the Regulations(‘Regulations’). Accordingly, the Contracting Authorities are only bound by those parts of the Regulations detailed in Chapter 3 Particular Procurement Regimes Section 7. The contracting authorities are not voluntarily following any other part of the Regulations. The procedure which the Contracting Authorities are following is setout in the MOI.

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

About the buyer
Contact name
Hayley Smith
Midlands and Lancashire CSU, Heron House,
120 Grove Road
Stoke on Trent

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Closing: 5 January 2021, 12pm