£10 billion contract notice for NHS services launched
Patient capacity is to be increased through the opening of a new national £10bn contract notice for tender by potential suppliers. Bids are being invited by the open opportunity contract in areas across inpatient, day case, diagnostic and clinical services. The contract has been published by NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (NHS Arden & GEM CSU), in agreement with NHS England.
Three aspects identified in the contract are: NHS inpatient and day services ((including full supporting pathology and imaging) and urgent elective care and cancer treatment in line with nationally set criteria)), NHS diagnostic services and clinical facilities and related services. The four-year framework, which does not feature an option to extend or renew, is set to launch on November 20, 2020. The objective of the Framework Agreement is to support the Contracting Authorities' ability to manage reduce waiting lists by purchasing additional activity from providers of required services. It is for Contracting Authorities to determine which specialties they wish to purchase based on local need.
Lot 1 invites bids to undertake clinical services at National and Local Prices. Lot 2 invites bids to provide clinical facilities and related services for the contracting authorities to undertake clinical activity. The opportunity to tender to the contract will be open for just two weeks, until the 26th October 2020 at 2:30pm.