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NHS Leeds West CCG on behalf of the 3 Leeds CCGs, including NHS Leeds North CCG and NHS Leeds South and East CCG wish to contract with a provider to provide a training and development programme for practice teams to prepare and enable them for ...

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
NHS Leeds West CCG
Suites B5-B9, Wira House, Wira Business Park
Leeds
LS16 6EB
United Kingdom
Contact person: Jim England
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKE42

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.leedswestccg.nhs.uk/

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.nhssourcing.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.nhssourcing.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

NHS Leeds CCGs Active Signposting.

Reference number: P0157
II.1.2)Main CPV code
80511000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

NHS Leeds West CCG on behalf of the 3 Leeds CCGs, including NHS Leeds North CCG and NHS Leeds South and East CCG wish to contract with a provider to provide a training and development programme for practice teams to prepare and enable them for working differently for Leeds GP practices (Active Signposting).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
80561000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKE42
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS Leeds West CCG on behalf of the 3 Leeds CCGs, including NHS Leeds North CCG and NHS Leeds South and East CCG wish to contract with a provider to provide a training and development programme for practice teams to prepare and enable them for working differently for Leeds GP practices (Active Signposting).

NHS England (NHSE) has committed national funding to support some change areas outlined in the GPFV. Funding for training of front of house in general practice will support skills and confidence for staff to play a greater role in the active sign-posting of patients. Both of these developments will free up GP time to be able to focus care on the most complex patients, as endorsed by the British Medical Association and Royal College of Nursing.

There are already good examples of local practice teams embracing change and working differently but there are also some practices who are more resistant to the changes outlined in the GPFV and need support about the benefits of new ways of working.

Although not part of this tender, a communications campaign will run alongside this work as we recognize that in order to successfully implement this change into general practice, it will be necessary to engage with the general population to communicate the purpose and benefit of the general practice workforce changes. The general population must be informed of the change in communication style and approach at the front desk that this will engender.

The active sign-posting process starts with the receptionist understanding the reason that the patient is contacting the practice, and then sign-posting them to the appropriate service / process.

Objectives

- All staff working in reception in all Leeds GP practices receive appropriate training to develop the skills required to feel confident and competent to carry out active signposting to agreed standards.

- All practice teams to be prepared, enabled and have plans to support front line staff engaged in active sign-posting, and for the implementation of active signposting.

- All practice teams to understand and appreciate the context and drivers of the GPFV and the utilisation of a broader primary care workforce, and why this is national policy.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 120 750.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/10/2017
End: 30/09/2019
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 31/07/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 31/07/2017
Local time: 12:15

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
NHS Leeds West CCG
Suites B5-B9, Wira House, Wira Business Park
Leeds
LS16 6EB
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
NHSI
Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road
London
SE1 8UG
United Kingdom
E-mail:

Internet address:https://improvement.nhs.uk/

VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
30/06/2017