AAA Screening Programmes
North Of England Commissioning Support
Published date: 10 January 2023
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Contract summary
• Health and social work services – 85000000
Location of contract
North East, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands
Value of contract
£7,775,600 to £10,691,450
Procurement reference
NHSE561 – Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme
Published date
10 January 2023
Closing date
20 February 2023
Closing time
Contract start date
1 October 2023
Contract end date
30 September 2030
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Open procedure (above threshold)
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North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) is a care system support organisation hosted by NHS England and is managing this procurement process for the provision of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme for NHS England North East and Yorkshire – (South Yorkshire (SYB)) and (North East & North Cumbria (NENC)) and NHS England Midlands under a co-commissioning agreement for the patient cohort of Bassetlaw (the Contracting Authorities).

The Contracting Authorities are procuring AAA Screening Programmes across Lot 1 – SYB (incorporating Bassetlaw patient cohort), and Lot 2 – NENC. The Contracting Authorities plan for a contract commencement date of 01 October 2023 for a contract term of an initial 5-years with the option to extend the contract by a further 2-years at the discretion of the Contracting Authorities and subject to satisfactory financial and contractual performance.

The annual financial threshold are as follows:

Lot 1 – SYB – Annual Cohort 10,548 at a maximum rate of 55 GBP per unit per annum based on 85% uptake of the annual cohort 493,130 GBP per annum x 7-years 3,451,910 GBP.
Lot 2 – NENC – Annual Cohort 22,122 at a maximum rate of 55.00 GBP per unit per annum based on 85% uptake of the annual cohort 1,034,220 GBP per annum x 7-years 7,239,540 GBP.

The basic principles of the Open Procedure will be followed for this procurement to test the capacity, capability, and technical competence of bidders in accordance with The Light-Touch Rules Regime, Regulations 74 to 77 of The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) (PCR 2015), for Health, Social, Education, and certain other Service Contracts.

More information
Additional text
The Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006(as amended) may apply. Bidders are advised to obtain their own legal advice and carry out due diligence including the New Fair Deal non-statutory policy setting out how pensions issues are to be dealt with when staff are compulsorily transferred from the public sector to independent providers delivering public services.

The Contracting Authorities and NECS reserve the right to cancel the tender process at any point and will not be held liable for any costs resulting from any cancellation of the tender process or for any other costs incurred by those tendering for the contract.

Tender documentation will be available from 12:00 noon on 11 January2023 and the closing time and date for tender returns is 12:00 noon on 20February 2023.

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

About the buyer
Contact name
John Snow House
Co. Durham
+44 1642746918


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