Published date: 20 January 2016

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 24 March 2016

Contract summary


  • Health services - 85100000

Location of contract

Yorkshire and the Humber

Value of contract

£8,752,020 to £19,166,310

Procurement reference


Published date

20 January 2016

Closing date

24 March 2016

Contract start date

1 April 2017

Contract end date

31 March 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

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North of England Commissioning Support (NECS)are working for and on behalf of NHS England (North) Yorkshire and the Humber (the Contracting Authority) who wish to commission NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Programmes, and is inviting expressions of interest in the following 2 Lots.
Lot 1: Leeds North, Leeds South and East, Leeds West, North Kirkless and Wakefield and
Lot 2: Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven, Bradford City, Bradford Districts, Calderdale and Greater Huddersfield.
Interested tenderers can tender for one or both Lots.
The basic principles of the Open Procurement route will be followed for this procurement to test the capacity, capability, and technical competence of tenderers in accordance with The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). Regulation 120 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provides for a temporary exemption and saving for certain NHS procurements. Regulation 120 provides that nothing in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 affects any contract award procedure that relates to the procurement of health care services for the purposes of the NHS within the meaning and scope of the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No. 2) Regulations 2013(b), that is commenced before 18 April 2016 and any subsequent contract awarded as a result of such a procedure. The current Part B regime of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) and NHS (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No. 2) Re...akings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 as amended by the Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (Amendment) Regulations 2014 (TUPE) may apply to these contracts. Potential tenderers are advised to form their own view on whether TUPE applies, obtaining their own legal advice and carrying out due diligence.
"Under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 Contracting Authority must consider:
(a) How what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social, and environmental well-being of the area where they exercise their functions; and
(b) How, in conducting the process of procurement, they might act with a view to securing that improvement.
Accordingly, the subject matter of the contract has been scoped to take into account the priorities of the Contracting Authority relating to "economic, social, and environmental well-being".
NECS is utilising an electronic tendering system (In-Tend) to manage this procurement and communicate with potential tenderers. Accordingly, there will be no hard copy documents issued and all communications between potential tenderers and NECS, including tender submissions, will be conducted via the In-Tend portal. Please see Section VI (VI.3 Additional Information) on how to access
The deadline for submission of all tender returns is 12 Noon on 24 March 2016.
Please note: This tender opportunity will not be published on In-Tend until Tuesday 19 January 2016.

More information


About the buyer

Contact name

Caroline Burrows


Building 3, Ground Floor
Leeds City Office Park, Meadow Lane
LS11 5BD



+44 01138253357