Published date: 11 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.

Closing: 13 March 2019

Contract summary


  • Health services - 85100000

Location of contract

Yorkshire and the Humber

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

11 February 2019

Closing date

13 March 2019

Contract start date

1 July 2019

Contract end date

30 June 2022

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.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Using the skills of primary care optometrists to triage, manage and prioritise patients presenting with an eye condition, patient care will be improved by:

- Reduction in unnecessary referrals to eye casualty clinics thus supporting secondary care to manage ophthalmology capacity
- More cost-effective care
- Speedier access to care
- Care closer to home in a more convenient setting
- Easier access for patients through self-referral
- Retention of patients in primary care where possible
- Reduction in antibiotic prescribing

More information

Additional text

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About the buyer

Contact name

South Yorkshire Procurement Service


722 Prince of Wales Road
S9 4EU


Closing: 13 March 2019