Published date: 21 August 2018

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: 20 September 2018

Contract summary


  • Health services - 85100000

Location of contract

South East, South West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

21 August 2018

Closing date

20 September 2018

Contract start date

1 February 2019

Contract end date

31 January 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

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

This procedure can be used for procurements below the relevant contract value threshold.

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NHS East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning Group is commissioning Ophthalmology Referral Refinement (Clinical Triage) Services.

The purpose of the Ophthalmology Referral Refinement Clinical Triage Service is to provide an electronic entry point into eye care services, using technology to integrate ophthalmology services across primary, community and secondary care, whilst promoting an efficient and clinically effective eye care service for our population in East Berkshire. This service will be the central point for eye care referrals, with clinicians using this platform to triage/review and issue management plans (where required) that will instruct onward care. This ophthalmology referral platform will be capable of receiving diagnostic imaging, including OCT, that can be manipulated on review and stored in accordance with the Department of Health-Records Management NHS Code of Practice 2006.

The key features of the service will include:

• Working with the local healthcare economy to help use technology and innovation, improving pathway efficiencies and patient choice.
• Enabling the system to efficiently and effectively treat the eye care needs of our populations in the right place, first time.
• Provide in-depth epidemiology analysis of referral information.
• Provide an approved reliable electronic platform demonstrated to be capable of working with primary, community and secondary care IT environments that supports the delivery of a remote clinical triage service, enabling a seamless transfer of referral.

The anticipated contract start date will be 1st February 2019. The contract duration will be for an initial period of 3 years, with an option to extend by a further 2 years. The annual value of the contract is £ 82,707.

This procurement is being carried out by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the Commissioners.

Expressions of interest, including completed ITT responses must be received by 12 noon on the 20.09.2018. Further information regarding this requirement, including a copy of the Invitation to Tender (ITT) can be found on our e-procurement portal:

About the buyer

Contact name

Donna Harrington