Published date: 31 May 2018

Closed early engagement



Closing date: 31 August 2018

Contract summary

Industry

  • Ambulance services - 85143000

Location of contract

North West

Procurement reference

tender_172746/678078

Published date

31 May 2018

Closing date

31 August 2018


Description

The NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups of Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire, West
Cheshire, Vale Royal, Warrington and Wirral have requested provision of nonemergency
patient transport services to be delivered under terms of the NHS
Standard Contract and to agreed service levels.
Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services (NEPTS) comprises the movement of
eligible patients whose condition is not considered an 'emergency' between
patients' homes, hospitals, community setting or other NHS funded treatment
centres for people referred for consultations, treatments or procedures. This
encompasses a wide range The NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups of Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire, West
Cheshire, Vale Royal, Warrington and Wirral have requested provision of nonemergency
patient transport services to be delivered under terms of the NHS
Standard Contract and to agreed service levels.
Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services (NEPTS) comprises the movement of
eligible patients whose condition is not considered an 'emergency' between
patients' homes, hospitals, community setting or other NHS funded treatment
centres for people referred for consultations, treatments or procedures. This
encompasses a wide range The NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups of Eastern Cheshire, South Cheshire, West
Cheshire, Vale Royal, Warrington and Wirral have requested provision of nonemergency
patient transport services to be delivered under terms of the NHS
Standard Contract and to agreed service levels.
Non-Emergency Patient Transport Services (NEPTS) comprises the movement of
eligible patients whose condition is not considered an 'emergency' between
patients' homes, hospitals, community setting or other NHS funded treatment
centres for people referred for consultations, treatments or procedures. This
encompasses a wide range of vehicle types and levels of care consistent with the patients medical needs

The services sought include both the call handling and the patient transport
elements and any solution proposed must be robust, accessible by a number of
systems and encompass service management requirements. For example, the online
and telephone booking systems must be capable of confirming a patients'
conformance with transport eligibility criteria in real time.
This contract requires a diverse fleet of vehicles resourced to accommodate patients
who require:
Car vehicles
Single man patient transport vehicles
2 man crew patient transport vehicles
Wheelchair accessible vehicles
Stretcher vehicles
Bariatric and multi-people lift vehicles
Appropriate real time patient services booking and management systems.
The new service will simplify and improve the efficiency of Non Emergency Patient
Transport pathways and ensure equity of service provision in line with legislation
and Department of Health and NHS England regulations and guidance. The services
will be flexible, available on short notice and accessed through a Centralised
Booking Service.


More information

Additional text

This Prior Information Notice (PIN) is to alert the market for engagement purposes
in advance of the publication of an Invitation to Tender process. Commissioners
invite the market to attend a bidder engagement event on 28th June 2018 from
12.00pm-5pm, in the Mulberry/Cedar Room, The Centre, Birchwood Park, Warrington, WA3 6YN

Please note due to space limitations we are only able to accommodate 2 delegates per organisation. If you could confirm attendance by email to guy.jennings@nhs.net by 21st June 2018 12:00


About the buyer

Address

Old Market House
Birkenhead
CH41 5AL
England

Email

guy.jennings@nhs.net


Closing date: 31 August 2018