Primary medical services at Neath Hill Health Centre, Milton Keynes
NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit
Published date: 25 January 2023
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Contract summary
• General-practitioner services – 85121100
Location of contract
Value of contract
Procurement reference
Published date
25 January 2023
Closing date
27 February 2023
Closing time
Contract start date
28 April 2023
Contract end date
31 December 2123
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

NHS Bedfordshire, Luton and Milton Keynes Integrated Care Board (BLMK ICB) (referred to as the Commissioner) is inviting suitably qualified and experienced providers, who currently hold a general medical services (GMS) contract to express interest in delivering primary medical services for Neath Hill Health Centre as a branch surgery, by responding to this opportunity as required and described in this notice, and within the published tender. NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands CSU (AGCSU) is acting as an agent for and on behalf of the Commissioner and is supporting the procurement process.

The ICB has decided the most appropriate way to achieve this aim is to offer this practice as a branch surgery with patient list to providers holding a current GMS contract, thus retaining the current premises with managed list dispersal to the successful bidder. Practices outside the BLMK area will need to ensure they have their home ICB’s support for this opportunity.

Neath Hill Health Centre has an actual patient list size of 4,008 (weighted 3608.07) as of January 2023. The ICB has a strong desire that the current premises located at 1 Tower Crescent, Neath Hill, Milton Keynes, MK14 6JY, are maintained within primary care ensuring adequate access, capacity, and resilience for general practice services.

As a branch of the successful bidder’s existing GMS contract, the annual contract value represented by the branch surgery will reflect global sum rates. Further information can also be found within the procurement document (Document 1 section 1.4).

It is anticipated that the service provision resultant of this procurement will have the following estimated baseline contract values (excluding directed enhanced services, QoF, PCN and other income streams) at 2022-23 prices of between £340,000 and £360,000 per annum. Future years will reflect any nationally agreed uplifts, updated patient list sizes etc. Please also note in terms of contract length, this is a GMS, meaning it will be held in perpetuity despite what the contract end date may say in the notice due to system limitations.

The service commencement date is 1 July 2023.

Please note the deadline for ITT
submissions is 10:00am on 27th February 2023.

This procurement has been advertised in accordance with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) (the “Regulations”) to the
extent that the Regulations relate to services within
the scope of Schedule 3 thereto (Social
and Other Specific Services). The Commissioner and AGCSU are, therefore, bound only by those parts of
the Regulations applying to Schedule 3 services.

The Contracting Authority will be using an eTendering system for this procurement exercise. Further information and the ITT documentation can be found via the
’Live Opportunities’ list on the etendering system at the following link:

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

About the buyer
Contact name
Bilal Arif
Cardinal Square, 10 Nottingham Road

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