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NHS England is responsible for Primary Care GP Services. Ernesettle Primary Care operates from 3 sites. Ernesettle Primary Care Centre, Mount Gould Primary Care Centre and Trelawny Surgery. The buildings are located in the more deprived areas of the ...

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
NHS England South (South West)
South Plaza
United Kingdom
Contact person: Lisa Chivers
NUTS code: UKK41

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Joint procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

NHS England APMS Ernesettle Plymouth.

Reference number: PR002072
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

NHS England is responsible for Primary Care GP Services. Ernesettle Primary Care operates from 3 sites. Ernesettle Primary Care Centre, Mount Gould Primary Care Centre and Trelawny Surgery. The buildings are located in the more deprived areas of the city being Ernesettle, Mount Gould and North Prospect. These sites cater for around 10 000 patients.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 5 700 000.00 EUR
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK41
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS England South (South West) are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from providers who have the capability and capacity to undertake a contract for the provision of GP Services to patients in Plymouth across 3 surgeries (Ernesettle, Mount Gould and Trelawney) and wish to take part in a potential procurement exercise. The procurement is likely to commence in August 2017, and the new contract is due to begin in April 2018. The contract term is envisaged to be 5 years and further detail will be available as the procurement process proceeds. A market event will take place on 25.7.2017 to provide potential bidders with the opportunity to ask questions and hear more detail about the procurement process. If you wish to express an interest, please register on the In-tend portal and submit a completed Provider Sounding Questionnaire by Friday 21.7.2017. To register on In-tend please visit,

Please note this notice is an information gathering exercise and not a call for competition.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This notice is an information gathering exercise rather than a call for competition in its own right, and therefore publication or response does not commit NHS England or respondents to a future procurement, nor provide any process exemptions or preferential treatment to any parties expressing an interest. NHS England will not be liable for costs incurred by any interested party in participating in this exercise.

The Services are healthcare services within the meaning and scope of Annex XIV of Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (‘the Directive’) and Schedule 3 to the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (‘the Regulations’). The tendering process will be conducted in accordance with the requirements and flexibilities provided by Articles 74 to 76 of the Directive, and Regulations 74 to 76 of the Regulations. The Authority will run a transparent tender process, treating all bidders equally. For the avoidance of doubt, the Authority will not be bound by the Regulations or the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union or any other regulations or legislation except for the specific parts or circumstances that apply to the procurement of these Services.

Neither the inclusion of a bidder selection stage, nor the use of any language or terms found in the Directive or Regulations, nor the description of the procedure voluntarily adopted by the Authority (‘Open’, ‘Restricted’, ‘Competitive Procedure with Negotiation’, ‘Competitive Dialogue’ or any other description), nor any other indication, shall be taken to mean that the Authority intends to hold itself bound by the Directive or Regulations, save by the provisions applicable to services coming within the scope of Annex XIV of the Directive / Schedule 3 of the Regulations. The services are healthcare services falling within Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (‘the Regulations’) which are not subject to the full regime of the Regulations, but is instead governed by the ‘Light Touch Regime’ contained within Chapter 3, Section 7 of the Regulations (Regulations 74 to 77).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: