Published date: 6 September 2018

This notice was replaced on 7 February 2019

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 7 February 2019)

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.

Contract summary


  • Health services - 85100000

Location of contract

South East

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

6 September 2018

Closing date

12 October 2018

Contract start date

1 April 2019

Contract end date

31 March 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Other: Light Touch Regime based on the OJEU Open procedure

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Commissioner are supported and advised in the Procurement by NHS Commercial Solutions (NHS CS)

The services are to be provided to the patients covered by NHS Medway CCG. Services must be provided from premises within the geographic area of Kent and Medway.

Payment is based on individual completed diagnostic review and report. Contract value - this is a cost per case contract dependent on referral so the values can be higher or lower than the advertised averaging value.
Due to the fluctuations in referral patterns, the contractual arrangement will be open to adjacent ( i.e. other Kent and Medway ) CCGs as a referral pathway in order to assist with maintaining service continuity for NHS Medway CCG patients and in turn adjacent CCGs. This will be on the basis that the adjacent CCG manage their own payment and referral process with the provider with no recourse to NHS Medway CCG other than the normal contractual monitoring requirement as lead commissioner. In turn, the provider remains responsible for managing patient flows in the most economic and efficient manner in order to reduce the likelihood of waiting lists developing due to insufficient allocated resource to meet demand. Individual CCG's remain responsible for their own performance information supplied in support of invoices or activity.
Please also see Section 5 : Attachments for tender information and specification details in order to inform potential bidders.
Full information is provided in the tender documentation which is accessed via the Bravo system.

More information


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The Commissioner are supported and advised in the Procurement by NHS Commercial Solutions (NHS CS).

Accessing the tender documentation :

The tender will be conducted via the NHS Commercial Solutions Bravo e tendering system. Bidders wishing to Express an Interest (EOI) in participating will be required to register on the Bravo system if they have not previously done so. This can be done at any time via this web link:

The Bravo Project number for this tender is Project 2928
The Invitation to Tender number is itt_2950

An organisation will be assumed to have expressed interest by registering on the Invitation to Tender on the portal.

NHS Commercial Solutions is utilising the Bravo system to manage this Procurement and to communicate with Bidders. Accordingly, there will be no hard copy documents issued to Bidders and all communications with the Commissioner and NHS Commercial Solutions, will be conducted via the Bravo secure messaging service within the portal hosted by BravoSolution, the managed service provider for the NHS Commercial Solutions eTendering system.

It is free to register on the portal, and it can be accessed at any time of day. Should Bidders have any queries, or if Bidders are having problems registering on the portal, they should contact the BravoSolution dedicated Supplier Support, available from the Bravo Help desk:
Phone: 0800 368 4850 ( Monday to Friday 9am to 6pm )

Full details are provided in the tender documentation. To assist potential bidders, the Tender Memorandum of Information and Service Specification ( Annex B ) are attached to this Notice.

About the buyer

Contact name

Jeff Scott


The Atrium Curtis Road