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Staffordshire is divided into 6 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) which of the following may, in whole or part, be included in the commissioning of these sevices: North Staffordshire CCG; Stoke on Trent CCG; Stafford and Surrounds CCG; Cannock CCG; ...

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

South Staffordshire PCT
Cluster HQ, Blackheath Lane
For the attention of: Beverley Thomas
ST8 0YP Stafford
Telephone: +49 8456026772

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: South Staffordshire:
East Staffordshire CCG.
South East Staffordshire CCG (excluding Seisdon).

NUTS code UKG24

II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Staffordshire is divided into 6 Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) which of the following may, in whole or part, be included in the commissioning of these sevices: North Staffordshire CCG; Stoke on Trent CCG; Stafford and Surrounds CCG; Cannock CCG; East Staffordshire CCG; South East Staffordshire and Seisdon CCG There are two existing services related to this tender across Staffordshire and both services will be tendered using a revised service specification incorporating the changes necessitated by the development of the 111 service across the West Midlands. It is the intention of the Commissioners to award 2 contract to the successful bidder(s): Lot One: Northern Staffordshire - covering the populations of North Staffordshire PCT and Stoke on Trent PCT Lot Two: Southern Staffordshire - covering the populations of East Staffordshire CCG and South East Staffordshire CCG (excluding Seisdon) We want to commission a high quality General Practitioner Out of Hours medical service (GPOOHs) and would like to hear from prospective bidders. We are looking for forward thinking, innovative solutions for the delivery of primary care within Staffordshire; ensuring a service that integrates with other providers to achieve an improved patient pathway and experience, high quality service and reduction in unnecessary A&E attendances and admissions. The tender process will be run as an open tender, with 1 key Bidder participating milestone: Invitation to Tender It should be noted that there may be two separate ITTs issued for this procurement process and there may be differences in timescales. In any event, each Lot will be evaluated independently. Service requirements To provide a comprehensive primary care GPOOHs service that fully integrates with other urgent care services (including the new 111 service across the West Midlands) during the out of hours period. The service will include call handling, telephone triage (although this will be limited through the implementation of the 111 service), face to consultations at base and patient's homes delivered by GPs and potentially other healthcare professionals eg nurse practitioners. It should be noted that the service specification may, subject to confirmation, include a requirement for the successful bidder(s)to provide the following additional services on an ad hoc basis: - early supported discharge services - temporary minor injuries unit services - GP facilitated hospital discharge - GP services to augment A&E department services - Single Point of Contact for various other services at specified times. The service is to be provided to Staffordshire patients totalling 490,000 in Northern Staffordshire and 437,000 patients in Southern Staffordshire who are registered with the 145 practices who have opted out of OOH cover under the GMS regulations (55 practices for Northern Staffordshire and 91 practices for Southern Staffordshire). It is expected that the contract will be the Alternative Provider Medical Serices (APMS) Contract, the likely term is 3 years. The anticipated contract start date is 1 April 2013 with an estimated three months for implementation of the service (beginning in January 2013). The procurement will have TUPE implications.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Service overview. Weighting 20
2. Service requirements. Weighting 18
3. Financial assessment. Weighting 20
4. Workforce. Weighting 7
5. IM&T. Weighting 5
6. Quality requirements. Weighting 15
7. Contract management. Weighting 15
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 145-242789 of 25.7.2012

Section V: Award of contract

Lot title: Out of Hours Services - Lot Two - South Staffordshire PCT (East Staffordshire CCG and South East Staffordshire CCG excluding Seisdon)
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 4
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Northern Doctors Urgent Care
Northumberland House
NE12 8EG Newcastle upon Tyne

V.4)Information on value of contract
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 7 649 214,69 GBP
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: