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Worcestershire has a tradition of Community Hospitals based in its major towns distant from those with General Hospital provision. The Princess of Wales Community Hospital, Bromsgrove, was built when the General Hospital facilities in NE ...

Prior information notice

This notice is a call for competition


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust
Isaac Maddox House, Shrub Hill Road
United Kingdom
Contact person: Jeremy Pewton
Telephone: +44 01905681926
NUTS code: UKG1

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

GP Medical Cover.

Reference number: T.HACW.017
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Worcestershire has a tradition of Community Hospitals based in its major towns distant from those with General Hospital provision. The Princess of Wales Community Hospital, Bromsgrove, was built when the General Hospital facilities in NE Worcestershire moved to Redditch and the subsequent changes to service provision in and around Kidderminster. The Community Hospital is highly valued and supported by its local population and enjoys strong ties to local General Practice and the broader Primary Care community.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
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: UKG1
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Community Hospital intermediate care beds are based in Bromsgrove. They provide skilled nursing care and treatment 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Medical Care may be provided by Consultant Physicians, supported on site during the week by Staff Grade Doctors or by GPs who provide medical assessment and treatment predominantly to local patients. Out-of-hours medical cover is provided by the Out-of-Hours Primary Care Provider.

Community Hospital Intermediate Care in-patient beds provide part of a locality resource to support local health services to provide admission prevention and rehabilitation to adults outside of acute hospital settings. The beds should be considered within the context of step-up services to support people with complex long-term conditions to remain living within their own homes and step-down from acute hospital treatment into a transitional nursing and therapy service to improve function and independence prior to transfer to Community Intermediate Care treatment at home

The hospital is complemented by physiotherapy and occupational therapy placed to support the needs of patients requiring rehabilitation following illness or trauma that has reduced their ability to live independently. The in-patient stay should be considered as a transitional arrangement until the patient is able to function sufficiently to be able to benefit from rehabilitation within a Community (home) based service.

A further cohort of patients benefits greatly from the local environment and familiarity of local services that Community Hospitals are able to offer. Patients becoming increasingly frail and dependent as a result of their illness require expert nursing and social worker assessment to determine their best place of long-term care.

All of these services work to achieve outstanding care through a reliance upon maintaining strong links to local primary care services of which the close working arrangement with local GP practices is of paramount importance.

This opportunity is to provide the current in hours medical care delivered by local primary care GPs.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

At end of primary term (3-years) + 12 months + 12 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
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

This tender is under a Light Touch Regime (LTR) process.

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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
Date: 30/08/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Worcestershire Health and Care NHS Trust
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
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: