Wheelchair Service for NHS Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care Board
NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Published date: 7 September 2022
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Contract summary
• Health services – 85100000
Location of contract
West Midlands
Value of contract
£0 to £12,275,000
Procurement reference
Published date
7 September 2022
Closing date
7 October 2022
Closing time
Contract start date
1 April 2023
Contract end date
31 March 2028
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Open procedure (above threshold)
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

NHS Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care Board (ICB) is looking to procure an all-age wheelchair service that meets the needs of the registered population of Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.

The service will provide assessments, maintenance and repairs as required and associated education delivered at home, within clinical settings or within venues agreed by the service users.

The key outcomes and objectives of this service are set out within the Service Specification. 

Further information about the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent wheelchair service procurement, including the Service Specification, will be available within the Invitation to Tender (ITT) which will set out the scope and objectives of the procurement together with details of how to complete the invitation to tender documents (ITT). The opportunity will be published via the Midlands and Lancashire CSU Bravo e-tendering solution.

The contract will be for 3 years with the option to extend by up to a further 2 years. The contract commencement date is 1st April 2023. The ICB has set a financial envelope for a maximum block annual contract value of £2,455,000 per annum. Submitted bids should therefore reflect annual values of up to £2,455,000. The ICB reserves the right to reject any bids reflecting annual costs over and above this maximum financial threshold. 

The key outcomes and objectives of this service are set out within the Invitation to Tender documentation. 

The Estimated Value stated in above of £12,275,000 represents the estimated maximum value for the duration of the 3 year contract period and the maximum permitted extension of 2 years.

More information
Additional text

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 deadline stated. Search for Project Ref 874 / ITT ref 952. For technical support in submitting your expression of interest contact the Bravo Solution Helpdesk on +44800 069 8630 or E-mail: .

Light Touch Regime' services: This procurement is for 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 set out in the ITT. As the ICB is a relevant body for the purpose of the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No 2) Regulations 2013 these Regulations also apply to this procurement.

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

About the buyer
Contact name
Lyle Lloyd, MCIPS, Senior Procurement Officer
NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU, 120 Grove Road, Stoke-on-Trent

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