Published date: 13 October 2020

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 4 November 2020

Contract summary


  • Health services - 85100000

Location of contract

Yorkshire and the Humber

Procurement reference


Published date

13 October 2020

Closing date

4 November 2020

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



NHS Sheffield CCG is seeking collaborative bids for the provision of a physical health improvement service for people living in Sheffield with severe mental illness, learning disabilities and autistic spectrum condition.

Due to procurement requirements a single lead provider is required, however a collaborative approach is strongly encouraged. The lead provider could come from a range of organisations, however it would be expected that there were clearly defined routes for using or building on existing information and data sharing channels and systems within health services as part of the service's work. The lead provider would need to be able to ensure effective clinical systems/supervision and IT links between the service and health services.

People living with severe mental illness (SMI), learning disabilities (LD) and autistic spectrum condition (ASC), face some of the greatest health inequality gaps in England. The average life expectancy for someone with a long-term mental health illness is at least 15-20 years shorter than for someone without and it is estimated that for people with SMI, 2 in 3 deaths are from physical illnesses that can be prevented . On average men with LD die 23 years earlier than men without a LD and for women it's 27 years earlier . Autistic people die on average 16 years earlier than the general population . Poorer physical health is for the majority of people due to preventable illnesses.
Tender process
The tender process will take place in November 2020 and the contract will be awarded early in the new year (2021). We have provided a draft specification for your comments.

In preparation we will be holding an open market engagement event (via Zoom) to share more details about our plans, hear your views, allow initial discussion between providers who may wish to collaborate on a bid, and answer queries.

Details of the agenda will be confirmed nearer the time.

The event will take place on Thursday 5th November 2pm-3.30pm.

The financial value of this contract will be in the region of £190,000 per year (pro-rated as applicable) with funding for two years (24 months). In year one, this will include an approximately £5,000 (non-recurrent) allocation to purchase appropriate equipment (e.g. IT and clinical equipment to carry out health checks).

More information

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In order to register your interest in this event, please go to
If you have not accessed the portal before you will need to register by clicking on "Register Here". Once you have logged into the website, click on the link "PQQ's Open to All Suppliers" in the Supplier Area box. This engagement event will be listed here.
Click on the title and then on the green button "Express Interest". This enables you to download any Attachments, and to send and receive Messages with the NHS South Yorkshire Procurement Service.
To register your interest, please send a message through the site, naming up to 2 delegates.

Purpose of this Prior Information Notice (PIN)
The purpose of this PIN is to identify any organisations interested in providing this Service to engage with the NHS Sheffield CCG. The CCG would like potential providers to express an interest by responding via the portal. The CCG are not liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in this PIN or, for any future tendering activity.

Please register your interest through the NHS Sourcing portal by the deadline of 16:00 on 4th November 2020.

The information you provide to NHS Sheffield CCG will be to assess interest in the market. Dependent upon the response to this PIN the authority will determine if this requirement will form the basis of a 'Light Touch' procurement process. If a competitive procurement is to take place the authority will inform those organisations who have registered an interest as described above with more information. The information to be provided by SCCG will include, but not be limited to more detail on the light touch procurement process, the timescales, and the evaluation criteria to be used.

About the buyer


NHS Sheffield CCG, Prince of Wales Road
S9 4EU


Closing date: 4 November 2020