Non Obstetric Ultrasound Services
• NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
Publication reference: 2021/S 000-006198 
Publication date: 26 March 2021
F02: Contract notice
Section one: Contracting authoritySection I: Contracting authority
one.1) Name and addressesI.1) Name and addresses
NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
Sanger House, 5220 Valiant Court, Delta Way, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth
Gloucester
GL3 4FE
Contact
Paul Wilkinson
Email

Telephone
+44 03004211945
Country
United Kingdom

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NUTS code
UKK13 – Gloucestershire
Internet address(es)
Main address
https://www.gloucestershireccg.nhs.uk/
one.3) CommunicationI.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at
https://in-tendhost.co.uk/gloucestershireccg
Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the above-mentioned address
one.4) Type of the contracting authorityI.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
one.5) Main activityI.5) Main activity
Health

Section two: ObjectSection II: Object
two.1) Scope of the procurementII.1) Scope of the procurement
two.1.1) TitleII.1.1) Title
Non Obstetric Ultrasound Services
Reference number
NGPT 80/2021
two.1.2) Main CPV codeII.1.2) Main CPV code
• 85100000 – Health services
two.1.3) Type of contractII.1.3) Type of contract
Services
two.1.4) Short descriptionII.1.4) Short description
NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) seeks expressions of interest from suitably qualified organisations that have the necessary capability and capacity to provide Community Non-Obstetric Ultrasound Diagnostic Services in Gloucestershire.
two.1.6) Information about lotsII.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No
two.2) DescriptionII.2) Description
two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
• 85100000 – Health services
two.2.3) Place of performanceII.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
UKK13 – Gloucestershire
Main site or place of performance
County of Gloucestershire
two.2.4) Description of the procurementII.2.4) Description of the procurement
NHS Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) seeks expressions of interest from suitably qualified organisations that have the necessary capability and capacity to provide Community Non-Obstetric Ultrasound Diagnostic Services in Gloucestershire. The NHS supports the need to develop improved access to diagnostic tests as part of the drive to reduce waiting times and improve choice options for Patients. The need to develop community based diagnostic services is supported by the Royal College of Radiologists and Royal College of General Practitioners as part of a service strategy to improve access to tests and ensure these tests are delivered at the right stage of the Patient care pathway. It is important that the use of Community Non-Obstetric Ultrasound (NOUS) is governed by accepted national and locally agreed referral guidelines to maximise the value and cost-effectiveness of this imaging modality in patient management. The service being commissioned is a local community based GP direct access NOUS service with staff qualified to appropriate levels of skill and experience, using equipment which complies with the guidance set by the Royal College of Radiologists, connection to NHS image transfer solutions, the ability to integrate with the e-referral system should this be needed, robust performance management systems and stringent levels of clinical governance. The service is expected to undertake 11,780 scans annually.The overarching aims of the service are:• To ensure Patients receive the right test at the right time and in the most clinically appropriate local setting • To aid early diagnostics and avoid the need for unnecessary referral to secondary care, or to support the shift of activity in to a primary care setting• To ensure diagnostic testing is integrated across pathways of care, that the report and images follows the Patient and can be clearly viewed on the IT system and that there is no unnecessary duplication of investigation• To develop local diagnostic service provision that improves access and enables Patients and referring clinicians to access a choice of provision according to Patient choice, clinical need and relevant care pathways• To ensure diagnostic tests are appropriate, necessary, clinically correct, of high quality, with timely access and reporting• To ensure that imaging is compliant with the recommendations of the national evidence based interventions programme• To provide patients with an excellent patient experience• To ensure that patient safety is a core priority for the service and that patients can be assured of the same level of examination and report quality from community NOUS as from other ultrasound service providers in the region.• To ensure that a culture of continuous quality improvement is embedded in the service• To ensure that the service is able to evolve and innovate according to the needs of the local population and future changes in clinical management pathways
two.2.5) Award criteriaII.2.5) Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
two.2.7) Duration of the contract, frame agreement or dynamic purchasing systemII.2.7) Duration of the contract, frame agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months
36
This contract is subject to renewal
Yes
Description of renewals
Option to extend for a further 2-year period (1 October 2024 – 30 September 2026)
two.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invitedII.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
two.2.10) Information about variantsII.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: No
two.2.11) Information about optionsII.2.11) Information about options
Options: No
two.2.13) Information about European Union FundsII.2.13) Information about European Union Funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical informationSection III. Legal, economic, financial and technical information
three.1) Conditions for participationIII.1) Conditions for participation
three.1.2) Economic and financial standingIII.1.2) Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
three.1.3) Technical and professional abilityIII.1.3) Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

Section four. ProcedureSection IV. Procedure
four.1) DescriptionIV.1) Description
four.1.1) Type of procedureIV.1.1) Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes
four.2) Administrative informationIV.2) Administrative information
four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of projects or requests to participateIV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of projects or requests to participate
Date
16 April 2021
Local time
5:00pm
four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submittedIV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted
English

Section six. Complementary informationSection VI. Complementary information
six.1) Information about recurrenceVI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: Yes
six.4) Procedures for reviewVI.4) Procedures for review
six.4.1) Review bodyVI.4.1) Review body
Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group
Sanger House, 5220 Valiant Court, Delta Way, Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth
Gloucester
GL3 4FE
Country
United Kingdom

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