Community Urgent Eye Services to Bath, North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire Integrated Care Board
NHS SOUTH, CENTRAL AND WEST COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT
Published date: 28 February 2024
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Contract summary
Industry
• Health services – 85100000
Location of contract
South West
Value of contract
£2,280,000
Procurement reference
C234088 / WA14518
Published date
28 February 2024
Closing date
2 April 2024
Closing time
12pm
Contract start date
1 October 2024
Contract end date
30 September 2027
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Other: Provider Selection Regime (PSR) – Competitive Process
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Yes
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?
Yes

Description
Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire (“BSW”) Integrated Care Board (“the ICB”) seeks to secure a provider who has the capacity and capability to deliver community eye care services for patients registered with a GP within the BSW footprint and in line with specified requirements. It is expected that the services will work collaboratively and have a harmonious and efficient relationship to provide a safe and co-ordinated eyecare pathway.
The ICB seeks to work with providers who are committed to innovation and creativity in delivering good health outcomes. 
The scope of this tender covers 3 lots:

Lot 1: Optometry Triage Referral Service
Lot 2: Community Urgent Eyecare Triage Service
Lot 3: Community Urgent Eyecare Clinical Management Service

Lot 1: Optometry Triage Referral Service
Working with the Referral Service, the Optometry Triage Referral Service will provide registered optometrists with relevant experience to enable the efficient assessment and triage of ophthalmological referrals to secondary care. 

Lot 2: Community Urgent Eyecare Triage Service 
The Triage Service will ensure people who have eye-related signs and/or symptoms that are perceived by those presenting to need prompt assistance with their concern.
Via a single point of access the Triage service will provide remote/telephone triage directing patients with signs and symptoms of recent onset urgent ocular presentations to a telemedicine consultation or arrange for a face to face assessment and Clinical Management.

Lot 3: Community Urgent Eyecare Clinical Management Service
The Clinical Management Service is for those who have been referred via the Triage service. Patients will be assessed, agree a management plan which may include self-care, therapeutic recommendations, referrals and signposting.

TUPE is likely to be applicable, further details can be found in the procurement documentation.

The contract term for both lots will be for 3 years with an optional extension of any period up to 2 years.
The maximum contract values per lot are:
Lot 1: Optometry Triage Referral Service – £85,000 per annum, giving a contract value of £255,000 for the initial 3 year period and £425,000 if the full extension period of 2 Year is adopted.
Lot 2: Community Urgent Eyecare Triage Service – £195,000pa giving a contract value of £585,000 for the initial 3 year period and £975,000 if the full extension period of 2 Year is adopted.
Lot 3: Community Urgent Eyecare Clinical Management Service – £176,000pa giving a contract value of £528,000 for the initial 3 year period and £880,000 if the full extension period of 2 Year is adopted.
The total combined value across all lots is £1,368,000 for the initial 3 year period and £2,280,000 if the full extension period of 2 Year is adopted.
The new service will commence on the 1st October 2024.

This exercise is being carried out by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the Commissioner.

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

About the buyer
Contact name
Donna Harrington
Address
Jenner House
Unit E3, Langley Park
Chippenham
SN15 1GG
England
Email

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