Contract Summary

  • Published Date: 15 September 2017

  • Tender Status: active

  • Tender Opening Date: 15 September 2017

  • Tender Closing Date: 10 October 2017

  • Award Date: n/a

  • Contract Start Date: n/a

  • Contract End Date: n/a

  • Contract is suitable for SMEs: Yes

  • Contract is suitable for VCSEs: Yes

  • Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) Contract Type: Services



NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands CSU (AGCSU), on behalf of NHS England Midlands & East (Central Midlands) and Bedfordshire CCG (under joint commissioning arrangements) invites suitably qualified and experienced providers to tender for delivery of Primary Care Medical Services at;

Lot 1-The Village Medical Centre

Lot2- Putnoe Medical Practice

The Commissioners are seeking to identify a provider(s) who will deliver GP Services for patients in Bedford under an Alternative Primary Medical Services (APMS) contract only.

The successful Bidder will need to demonstrate that they can deliver service(s) of a continuously high-quality and will be responsive to the needs of the local

population. The Provider will be assessed on an on-going basis to ensure they deliver the quality required.

The services must be provided by GPs, Nurses and other practice staff.

The Provider will be expected to:

• Provide primary care services which will be accessible, convenient and responsive

• Design services around the needs of patients and carers, ensuring they are offered

more choice and have a greater say in their treatment

• Have processes in place to evaluate and continually improve on patient satisfaction

• Have processes in place to engage effectively with the local communities

• Participate in Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)

• Be eligible for and expected to provide all Enhanced Services, remunerated in line

with the relevant Directions as specified by the commissioner on an annual basis.

• Promotion of healthy living with the aim of tackling the underlying causes of ill


As a result of this procurement exercise an agreement for each individual lot will be

established with the successful Bidder(s) for a period of 3 years, with the

Commissioner having the option to extend the Contract for up to a further 2 years (maximum contract period 5 years).

The current contracts for both Services will end 31st March 2018 and as a result the successful Bidder(s) is expected to be fully operational by 1st April 2018.

It is anticipated that the service provision resultant of this procurement will have an annual agreement value as detailed below:

LOT 1- circa � �655,293 per annum (at �102.42 (Global sum plus 20%) per weighted patient based on July 2017 list size of 6630.80) excluding V.A.T

LOT 2- circa �1,301,396 per annum (at �102.42 (Global sum plus 20%) per weighted patient based on July 2017 list size of 12,706.46) excluding V.A.T

Additional income can be earned from the Quality Outcomes Framework payment and Enhanced Services Payments.

It is envisaged that TUPE will apply.

The contracting Authority intends to use the eTendering system in this procurement

exercise. Please see 'Additional text' below on how to register.

Please note the deadline to express an interest and request documents is 12 noon, 8th October 2017.

Completed bids must be submitted by 12 noon, 10th October 2017.

About the Buyer

Contact name: n/a

Address: 10 Nottingham Road

Telephone: n/a

Fax: n/a


Value of Contract

Price Range: £1