Published date: 20 November 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: 7 December 2020, 10am

Contract summary


  • General-practitioner services - 85121100

Location of contract

South East

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

20 November 2020

Closing date

7 December 2020

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2021

Contract end date

31 March 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Other: The CCG intends to award a two year contract commencing 1.4.2021 to Innovations in Primary Care Ltd

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The CCG intends to award a two year contract commencing 1.4.2021 to Innovations in Primary Care Ltd (IPC) for the provision of a local primary care workforce that is part of an integrated delivery model for the Western Sussex Hospitals Foundation Trust (WSHFT) co-located Urgent Treatment Centres (UTCs) at Worthing and St Richard's hospitals. The intention is to test out a new approach to workforce development by introducing portfolio GP roles into the local system. The additional primary care shifts offered within this contract will form part of the UTC capacity and will also form part of this portfolio opportunity.
The UTCs provide a 12 hour, seven days a week GP led service managing the minor illness and injury pathways, previously seen in the A&Es and the additional primary care activity outside of core GP hours, currently being provided by IPC.
Close working with A&E to manage the front door demand is crucial to ensure the best outcomes for patients. Staff rotate through both A&E and the UTC to maintain/ increase skillsets.
The UTCs are also part of the wider Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) system across Sussex that is a networked model via digital enablers to provide patients with access to clinical triage and direct booking into the right service. This model supports the whole system to become more resilient by reducing fragmentation and simplifying access for the public.

Access to further information about this project is available via the Intend e-Tendering Portal.
Should you wish to comment on the content of this notice or to express an interest please raise this via the correspondence area of the Intend e-Tendering Portal by the deadline of 10:00am on 7th December 2020.

All correspondence about this project must be via the Intend portal:
The contract will be awarded without publication of a further call for competition.

More information


Additional text

An online procurement portal is being used.

All correspondence must be sent via the procurement portal:

How to apply

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

About the buyer

Contact name

Chris McCarthy


Sackville House
Brook Close


07823 534 547


Closing: 7 December 2020, 10am