Caretaker Services for Out of Hours Urgent Dental Care Services in Birmingham (6 Lots)
NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit
Published date: 1 February 2021
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Contract summary
• Dental practice and related services – 85130000
Location of contract
East Midlands
Value of contract
£0 to £1
Procurement reference
Published date
1 February 2021
Closing date
19 February 2021
Closing time
Contract start date
1 April 2021
Contract end date
31 March 2023
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Open procedure
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

NHS England and NHS Improvement – West Midlands (referred to as the Commissioner) is inviting suitably qualified and experienced providers to express an interest in delivering Out of Hours Urgent Dental Care Services (Caretaker Services) at sites in Birmingham and Solihull for the following Lots:
Lot 1 – North Birmingham – Saturdays
Lot 2 – North Birmingham – Sundays and Bank Holidays)
Lot 3 – South Birmingham – Saturdays
Lot 4 – South Birmingham – Sundays and Bank Holidays)
Lot 5 – Solihull – Saturdays
Lot 6 – Solihull – Sundays and Bank Holidays.

This procurement is to provide services under a caretaker arrangement to ensure ongoing cover for Out of Hours Services from 1st April 2021 for Birmingham, Solihull and adjacent areas. The original intention to have a single location based in the centre of Birmingham has been suspended in favour of three separate locations each providing Saturday or Sunday and Bank Holiday services. This is in response to the current COVID pandemic and designed to reduce unnecessary travel.

The Commissioners intention will be to revert to a single location model in line with the recommendations of the previously published Health Needs Assessment and Public Consultation undertaken during 2019. The timetable for reverting to the original arrangements will be reviewed subject to conditions in place at the end of the contract term.
The Services are required to be open at weekends (either Saturday or Sunday and Bank Holidays) as described for each Lot for a minimum of four hours to include midday and decontamination process to follow clinical face to face hours.

Potential Bidders are to note, any premises listed outside of the specified Lot boundaries published within the tender documentation will be rejected.

The current contracts for the existing services will end on 31 March 2021 and as a result the successful provider is expected to be fully operational, providing services from 1st April 2021. Potential bidders should note the limited timetable to mobilise services.

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

About the buyer
Contact name
Neelam Saroe
St. Chads Court, 216 Hagley Road
B16 9RG

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Closing: 19 February 2021, 10am

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