Services - 94568-2015

18/03/2015    S54    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Leeds: Health services

2015/S 054-094568

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

National Health Service Commissioning Board (operating under the name NHS England)
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
For the attention of: Diabetes Prevention Team
LS2 7UE Leeds
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1138248627

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Diabetes Prevention Service.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Various locations throughout England.
II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The purpose of this PIN is to engage with providers of a forthcoming procurement. The procurement will seek to appoint a provider(s) that can deliver an end to end management and support service for a diabetes prevention programme or certain components of the programme such as a lifestyle change service delivering a range of targeted interventions to people identified as being at risk of diabetes (e.g. support for weight management, encouraging physical activity etc.) or to identify high risk individuals for the programme.
The components of a diabetes prevention programme, which could potentially be provided by more than one organisation within the same health community, are likely to include the provision of:
a. A mechanism for identifying target population;
b. Referral pathways into the programme;
c. A lifestyle support programme for those at risk of diabetes including:
(i) Knowledge and behaviour modification component: provider(s) providing an educational curriculum covering diet, exercise and behaviour modification;
(ii) Nutrition: provider(s) providing the provision of nutritional advice to help people adopt a healthy low-calorie low-fat diet;
(iii) Activity: provider(s) providing engagement in promotion of physical activity of moderate intensity.
The different delivery models may also include:
— Face-to-face or group sessions: local communities would be engaged so that trained coaches and healthcare professionals could effectively deliver the DPP programme;
— Online/digital offering: we may also explore the potential use of online and digital technologies as part of the programme, though we are conscious that the current evidence base for use of such technology as part of behaviour change is limited and therefore any online or digital components to the programme should be seen as supporting/supplementing evidence based interventions.
There are therefore options in terms of the type of service we are considering procuring:
(i) A national procurement limited to the lifestyle support service/intervention component of a diabetes prevention programme;
(ii) The procurement of an end-to-end solution (which will involve a provider(s) providing all the above as part of their end-to-end solution);
(iii) A framework of different providers offering a range of services for local commissioners to choose from.
A report published in the journal Diabetic Medicine in 2012 has projected that the NHS's annual spending on diabetes in the England will increase from 9.8 billion GBP to 16.9 billion GBP over the next 25 years, a rise that means the NHS would be spending 17 % of its entire budget on the condition. At that estimate, 4 000 000 people will be living with diabetes in England by 2025. As we know, diabetes can cause serious complications and early death, and already accounts for 10 % of the annual NHS budget. In response to this, strong multinational evidence exists supporting delivery of intensive lifestyle change programme interventions to delay onset and prevent diabetes. Results from major trials in China, Finland, the USA, Japan and India show 30-60 per cent reductions in Type 2 diabetes incidence over three years in adults at high risk through intensive lifestyle change programme interventions.
As part of the commitment in the Five Year Forward View, the diabetes prevention programme is therefore a key priority for the NHS. Our ambition is to be the first country to implement at scale a national evidence-based diabetes prevention programme, based on proven UK and international models, to reduce levels of Type 2 diabetes in England. We have identified a number of demonstrator sites across England to work with to co-produce the programme.
The aims and benefits of the programme are:
— More people at high risk of Type 2 diabetes will receive lifestyle interventions to support them to lower their risk;
— The incidence of Type 2 diabetes will reduce over the longer term;
— The incidence of heart, stroke, kidney, eye and foot problems related to diabetes will reduce over the longer term.
The date for the supplier engagement day is to be arranged but will be during the week of 20.4.2015.
Please register your interest by emailing and we will provide further details in due course.
It should be noted that NHS Business services Authority are administering this PIN on behalf of NHS England. NHS England assumes any risk and liability in relation to the tender.
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000, 85140000, 85312310, 98000000, 85141000, 85312320, 85322000, 80000000, 85312300, 98336000, 75200000, 98334000, 85323000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.8)Additional information:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: