Published date: 14 October 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: 4 November 2016

Contract summary


  • Health and social work services - 85000000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference

London 2017-2019 Contract Awards for Prescribed Specialised Services

Published date

14 October 2016

Closing date

4 November 2016

Contract start date

1 April 2017

Contract end date

31 March 2019

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Not specified

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



In 2016/17 NHS England set out our approach to ensure that prescribed specialised services are commissioned from the most capable providers through a rolling Strategic Service Review Programme with priorities published in commissioning intentions. From service reviews and from locally led change through sustainability and transformation plans, we expect there to be more networks of specialist providers and re-shaping supply models and contracting approaches to integrate care around patients. Service reviews will also provide opportunity for providers to propose sustainable solutions in line with clinically developed requirements. Service review implementation will also enable new payment approaches in order to incentivise improvement in care quality and patient experience. Where the relationship between quality, value and patient volumes is strong we expect there to be consolidation of some services as a consequence of undertaking reviews.

In the London region there are 39 Lots. Detail on the Lots is contained in the Prior Information Notice (PIN) published via OJEU and is also available on the portal.

NHS England 13 R London Commissioning Hub is signalling our intent to:

• award whole contracts for 2017-2019 using the NHS Standard Contract to the incumbent providers without further publication, unless; expressions of interest are received from alternative economic operators
• explore the opportunities for longer than 2 year contracts where this affords opportunities for significant improvements in service quality and efficiency facilitated by using the NHS Standard Contract option to extend term for up to two years.

Economic operators should express interest in writing at the link below

During this contract period, where services may be subject to further procurement as a result of the rolling Strategic Service Review Programme, procurements will be published appropriately. If your organisation would like to become involved with the procurement you should now register at the above link to access all further details.

The contract value shown in this notice is an annual figure for all Lots combined.

Questions should be directed via the messaging facility on the portal.

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