Tenders, Procurement and Contracting
NHS Wirral CCG employs a team of contracting and procurement professionals to undertake the commissioning and management of health services, in compliance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015.
All of our latest procurements will be advertised on the NHS Sourcing Portal. Please visit www.nhssourcing.co.uk for the most up to date information on our opportunities.
Non-emergency patient transport services
The NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups of Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire, West Cheshire, Vale Royal, Warrington and Wirral have requested provision of non-emergency patient transport services to be delivered under terms of the NHS Standard Contract and to agreed service levels.
Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services (NEPTS) comprises the movement of eligible patients whose condition is not considered an ‘emergency’ between patients’ homes, hospitals, community setting or other NHS funded treatment centres for people referred for consultations, treatments or procedures. This encompasses a wide range of vehicle types and levels of care consistent with the patients’ medical needs.
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Phlebotomy service - The procurement process has been paused at this point following feedback on the Prime Provider Model. The procurement opportunity will be re-advertised on NHS Sourcing, OJEU and Contracts Finder in due course.
Procurement Opportunity –Domiciliary Care (End of Life and Complex Health Needs)
NHS Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group is seeking expressions of interest from providers for the provision of a domiciliary care service to Wirral residents over the age of 18 years, with complex health needs who require end of life care. Interested parties are requested to visit www.nhssourcing.co.uk to formally express interest and submit a standard selection questionnaire. Further information can be obtained from the NHS sourcing portal.
As part of the CCG’s corporate social responsibility commitments, the CCG encourages participation by SME’s. As such all procurement processes have been simplified to reduce the administrative burden to businesses. The CCG encourages providers to register a European Single Procurement Document which it can use to apply and pre-qualify for future tenders from any NHS Commissioner.
NHS Wirral CCG advertises all of its formal requirements through its e-tendering portal, NHS Sourcing (www.nhssourcing.co.uk). Opportunities can be accessed by clicking on ‘view current opportunities and notices’, selecting the appropriate project and expressing an interest through the portal.
All opportunities will be advertised using a Prior Information Notice (PIN), which will also appear in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) and the UK Government Website Contracts Finder. Each PIN will detail instructions as to how to respond to each opportunity.
Direct Access To Diagnostics Prime Provider
In 2016 NHS Wirral CCG tendered in-line with the Public Contract Regulations 2006 a new direct access to diagnostics prime provider contract. This contract was awarded to the winning bid, Wirral University Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The service included:
* Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
* Computerised Tomography (CT) scans
* Plain Film X-Ray
* Ultrasound (non-obstetrics)
* Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (CEXA) scans
* Nuclear Medicine
NHS Wirral CCG, along with co-commissioners NHS Liverpool CCG and NHS Warrington CCG, tendered the case-loading maternity service. No alternative bids were received and therefore a direct award was made to One to One Midwives Ltd, under the Public contract Regulations 2006.
Provision of a case loading Midwifery-led Maternity service which will offer choice to patients whilst ensuring the following aspects of the NHS mandate are met:
* Helping people to live longer
* Providing safe care
* Making sure people experience better care
* Ensuring every woman has a named midwife who will make sure she has personalised, one to one care throughout pregnancy, childbirth and during the postnatal period, including additional support for those who have a maternal health concern.
* Reducing the incidence and impact of postnatal depression through earlier diagnosis, and better intervention and support.
* Improved maternal physical and mental health
* Improved nutritional status
* Reduced smoking
* Reduced substance misuse
* Improved psychological wellbeing
* Improved pregnancy outcomes
* Low rates of surgical delivery
* Low rates of postnatal maternal morbidity and mortality
* Lower rates of perinatal mortality and morbidity
* Fewer Low Birth Weight infants
* High rates of breastfeeding initiation and duration: Initiation rates and 6 – 8 week rates to at least to match the England average (73.9%ChiMat 2012)
* Care provided close to patient’s home and in a high quality child and family friendly environment;
* High rates of homebirth appropriately reflecting individual choice
* Antenatal and postnatal care provided at a place of choice e.g. Children’s Centres and at home
* Hospital based deliveries in the highest quality environment
* Development of a highly skilled workforce
* Staff who are compliant with NICE guidance
* Staff with high levels of technical competence and skills
* Staff with excellent relational skills