Published date: 19 April 2021

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

Closing: 20 May 2021, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Health services - 85100000

Location of contract

Yorkshire and the Humber

Value of contract

£2,210,985 to £2,456,295

Procurement reference


Published date

19 April 2021

Closing date

20 May 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 April 2022

Contract end date

31 March 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.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



North of England Commissioning Support (NECS) are working for, and on behalf of, NHS England and NHS Improvement North East and Yorkshire who wish to commission an Intermediate Care and Reablement Service in prisons located in Yorkshire and The Humber.

The basic principles that mirror that of the open procedure will be followed for this procurement to test the capacity, capability, and technical competence of tenderers in accordance with the Light Touch Regime within The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended), ensuring a fair, open and transparent process in accordance with NHS (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No. 2) Regulations 2013.

Under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 the Contracting Authority must consider:
(a) How what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the area where it exercises its functions, and
(b) How, in conducting the process of procurement, it might act with a view to securing that improvement.
Accordingly, the subject matter of the contract has been scoped to take into account the priorities of the Contracting Authority relating to economic, social and environmental well-being.

This procurement will be conducted via the NECS e-tendering system (In-tend) as such there will be no hard copy documents issued to bidders and all communications between bidders and NECS, including tender submissions, will be conducted via the In-tend portal.

To express an interest in tendering for this procurement, please register on the In-tend e-tendering portal, which can be found at: and follow the registration instructions.

Please note that it is free to register on In-tend, which can be accessed at any time of day.

Should you have any queries, or are having problems using the portal, you should contact the e-Tendering provider by Email: or by phone 0844 2728810 (Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5.00pm).

PLEASE NOTE: Tender documentation will be available via In-tend from 19 April 2021 and the closing date for receipt of tenders is 12 noon on 20 May 2021.

More information

Linked Notice



Additional text

Tender documentation will be available via In-tend from 19 April 2021 and the closing date for receipt of tenders is 12 noon on 20 May 2021.

How to apply

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

About the buyer

Contact name

Janine Ternent


Riverside House
Goldcrest Way, Newburn
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE15 8NY


Closing: 20 May 2021, 12pm