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Services - 117749-2019

13/03/2019    S51

United Kingdom-London: Health services

2019/S 051-117749

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: NHS Ealing Clinical Commissioning Group
Postal address: Perceval House, 14/16 Uxbridge Rd
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI7 Outer London – West and North West
Postal code: W5 2HL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Kevin Appavoo
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Direct Access Community Radiology

II.1.2)Main CPV code
85100000 Health services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Direct Access Community Radiology is a service providing diagnostic imaging to Central London CCG patients out of hospital. The service allows general practice to refer straight to diagnostics for specified modalities and works closely with primary and secondary providers to integrate services and provide improved outcomes for patients. Agreed modalities are:

— magnetic resonance,

— ultrasound,

— radiology reporting,

— endoscopy,

— echocardiography,

— Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA).

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 746 214.00 GBP
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKI7 Outer London – West and North West
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This contract award notice provides notification that NHS Ealing Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) has agreed to directly award an interim transitional contract for the provision of Community Direct Access Radiology services to InHealth Ltd, for a period of 6 months (until 30.9.2019). This interim contract is deemed essential to ensure a continuity of an essential service provision to the CCG’s patients.

The CCG considered transferring activity to its NWL acute providers but identified an increased likelihood of an adverse impact on quality and finance. NWL acute providers have confirmed they have insufficient capacity to accommodate increased activity. Issues with estates, equipment, and staffing would prevent providers from meeting KPIs and national diagnostic standards.

During this interim period, the 6 CCGs will procure an enhanced Direct Access community radiology service with amendments to the current contract terms and conditions, including tariffs, service specification, quality requirements, and volume per modality. The enhanced service will enable earlier diagnostics/diagnoses of conditions and reduce the number of inappropriate referrals to secondary care. The service will also support the management of care outside of a hospital setting.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
    • absence of competition for technical reasons

This interim contract is being awarded to InHealth Ltd, for a period of 6 months (until 30.9.2019) to ensure continuity of essential health services to the local population whilst the CCG works collaboratively with neighbouring CCGs to procure a substantive new service with amended scope and value.

The CCG has assessed that InHealth is the best provider to provide community direct access radiology for its patients as they are the incumbent and their selection will ensure no disruption to service. This contract will provide an interim transitional and stabilising arrangement with the provider until a new provider is selected.

The CCGs have engaged with the market to assist development of its future specification of requirements, with the intention of informing the process to award substantive contracts to deliver the new models of care from October 2019 at the latest.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract


Direct Access Community Radiology

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 1
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: InHealth Group
Postal address: Kingsmead Road
Town: High Wycombe
NUTS code: UKJ13 Buckinghamshire CC
Postal code: HP11 1JL
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 746 214.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: NHS Shared Business Services
Postal address: Chandlers Point, Halyard Court, 31 Broadway
Town: Salford
Postal code: M50 2UW
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: