Published date: 25 September 2020

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 2 November 2020, 12pm

Contract summary


  • General-practitioner services - 85121100

Location of contract

East Midlands

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

25 September 2020

Closing date

2 November 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

1 January 2021

Contract end date

31 December 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

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

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

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NHS West Leicestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (WL CCG) are seeking to commission a provider to deliver medical services at Thurmaston Health Centre, Leicester under an Alternative Provider of Medical Services contract from the 1st April 2021 for 7145 patients. The current contract arrangement is operating under caretaker arrangements that are due to expire on the 31st March 2021.

The Commissioners wish to receive responses to the Invitation to Tender (ITT) from suitably qualified and experienced Providers with the necessary skill and experience (or a demonstrable ability to provide the skill and experience) to provide the range of services required.

The aim of all the services is to deliver all essential, additional and enhanced services to all registered patients at the practice.

The main benefits and expected outcomes are:
• To seek innovative provision of primary care services, potentially utilising new technology, which aligns with national and local strategic plans
• To deliver a GP Led service with appropriate clinical oversight throughout core hours to ensure safe robust process which supports practice staff and patients
• Aligning services to the GP Forward View, the NHS Long Term Plan and Investment and Evolution - a 5-year framework and PCNs.
The Commissioner is therefore seeking innovation in the provision of integrated primary care services, which align to both the national and local strategic plan, i.e.:
a) 'Do things differently'
o develop new ways to improve access and service delivery;
o improve integration and collaborative working with local health and social care providers, including 'PCNs;
o improve engagement with patients in the development of integrated primary care services ensuring the patient has more control over their own health and the care they receive;
b) Preventing illness, tackle health inequalities;
o Promote physical and psychological well-being and self- care;
c) 'Provide world class care for major health problems'
Through the use of:
o improved continuity of care
o clinical audit,
o appropriate risk assessment to promote early diagnosis of chronic disease;
o improved long term condition management;
d) Making better use of data and digital technology
o The Contractor must support the 'digital first' approach and use clinically safe, NHS approved digital technology to improve access, increase patient choice, and improve quality and outcomes.
e) Backing the workforce:
o The Contractor must provide a GP Led service with appropriate clinical oversight to support the multi- dimensional practice team;
o The Contractor must provide and support all staff holistically, ensuring personal development, promote confidence and greater staff satisfaction.

The Contract shall be for a term of five (5) years from the Service start date with the possibility of extending the term by up to another 5 years beyond the initial contracted term at the Commissioners' request. The contract start date is 1st of April 2021.

More information

Linked Notice



Additional text

The contract value for this service is estimated to an annual cost of £931,140 and it will be up for a total £9,311m over the potential 10-years of the contract including extensions (please note that the Commissioners reserve the right to reject bids that exceed the budgetary threshold).

The service will be commissioned via an open type procurement process according to the Light Touch Regime of the Procurement Contract Regulations 2015 for healthcare services advertised to all providers which is proportionate to the value and complexity of the service and contract.

The invitation to tender (ITT) will be available from 25th September 2020 on the ML CSU Bravo portal (see below) and it will have a deadline for submissions 2nd November 2020.

Clarifications may be asked during the procurement process up to a week before the ITT deadline on 26th October 2020.

We recommend current providers of similar services, providers who may be interested in providing this service, or other stakeholders who may have an interest in providing this service or parts of the service to register on the MLCSU eProcurement portal Bravo(Jaggaer) to register their interest and get access to the ITT and all the documentation.

How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer

Contact name

Paulo Cabral


Anglesey House,Towers Business Park


Closing: 2 November 2020, 12pm