Services - 131814-2014

17/04/2014    S76    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Clevedon: Community health services

2014/S 076-131814

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS North Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group
For the attention of: Julie Kell - Head of Joint Commissioning
BS21 9BH Clevedon
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1275546754

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
Body governed by public law
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:
Community services for adults and children
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
North Somerset.

NUTS code UKK12

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Information event – concerning the provision of community services to people living within the boundaries of North Somerset clinical commissioning group ("the CCG").
In order to raise awareness about the forthcoming tender, an event in conjunction with South West Commissioning Support – Procurement Team will be held on 13th May 2014, venue to be confirmed.
If you are interested in attending the event, please confirm by e mail to Cathy Johnson ( giving your name, your organisation name and your contact e mail and telephone number.
Please note due to venue constraints there will be a restriction on the number of people per organisation who can attend.
Please note that this information event does not constitute part of the forthcoming tender process, and that attendance or non-attendance at this event will not prejudice the tender exercise in any way.
Our vision for community services is for integration of health and social care services – to ensure that there is high quality coordination of care.
We are looking for providers to build multidisciplinary teams for people with complex needs, including social care, mental health and other services, whilst delivering personalised care.
We want to ensure that service users are cared for in their own home and that they only attend hospital when necessary.
The vision for community health services is to build an appropriate model for care closer to home, creating a sustainable care system that is built around individuals and local communities, with a focus on the most vulnerable patients, supporting them appropriately to reduce or avert crises.
Key to enabling the achievement of this vision will be multidisciplinary teams, wrapped around geographical areas as identified within North Somerset Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.
Working across community health services, social care, education, mental health and other community resources such as the voluntary and community sector, to provide integrated, accessible care.
A key feature of the model is that there is a coherent geography and that organisational leaders promote good communication and working relationships between staff. Co-location, where possible, is desirable; where it is not possible, it is vital that opportunities are created for practice and community staff in particular to have regular conversations, develop stronger trust, and work more effectively together.
These work best when they cover a defined locality that is recognisable to local people.
What changes are we expecting to be delivered.
A shift to commissioning for outcomes that recognises there is a need to move away from simply commissioning quantities of activity and instead shift towards measuring outcomes as defined by the patient or service user themselves.
We want to change the way that we jointly commission to put the patient first.
This approach requires locality-based teams that are grouped around natural geographies, offering 24/7 services as standard, and complemented by highly flexible and responsive community and social care services.
We expect providers to simplify services and remove unnecessary complexity and to:
— Wrap multidisciplinary teams around groups of geographical need, including mental health, social care, specialist nursing and community resources.
— Use these services to build multidisciplinary care teams for patients with complex needs.
— Support these teams with new models of specialist input.
— Develop teams and services to provide support to patients as an alternative to admission or hospital stay.
— Build the information infrastructure, workforce, and ways of working and commissioning that are required to support this.
— Reach out into the wider community to improve prevention, provide support for isolated people, and create healthy communities.
— Mobilise people and recognise their assets, personal strengths and abilities as well as those of their families, friends, communities and peer networks, that all have a role to play in working alongside health care professionals and the community and voluntary sector to support patients to live well.
— Redefine relationships – a partnership of equals between people and health care professionals – and based on relationships that are trusting and orientated to the needs of the individual.
— Take an approach that organises care around the patient, blurring the boundaries between health, social care and the voluntary sector, and between formal and informal support.
Service Innovation:
Through a new health and social care model of care designed by key stakeholders across the system that focuses on the outcomes patients want, not on the input activity.
As well as commissioning individual assistive technology services, providers also need to consider the overall organisational arrangements to support the integration of modern technology services
This is about challenging the status quo of provider configuration, but also being clear on the benefits to organisations involved and organisational accountability.
Improved value for money.
With better outcomes and improved quality we aim to incentivise a shift of resources between health and social care to where they are needed most, and a shift in culture so that health and social care work towards a common aim.
We expect the provider to be jointly engaged and take responsibility in the planning work required to identify affordable, development opportunities for community services.
The scope of this improved arrangement includes the opportunity for the provider to develop plans that demonstrate how this funding could be transparently re-invested in appropriate demand management and improved discharge schemes and reduction in acute admissions to secondary care and importantly, costs and capacity of secondary care services
Our ambitions are
Our ambition is for better outcomes and improved quality by incentivising a shift of resources to where they are needed most, and a shift in culture so that providers and commissioners work to a common aim:
— Ensuring an integrated health and social care system for adults and children, driven by quality and innovation;
— Commissioning health care for the patients of North Somerset which is cost effective and delivers Health Outcomes in line with the NHS Outcomes Framework;
— Reducing health inequalities, working in partnership;
— Giving people confidence and skills to take care of themselves and stay as healthy as possible;
— Improving patient care by ensuring there is easy access to shared information, which is up to date, meaningful and accurate;
— Creating an environment which motivates member practices to be engaged commissioners and to deliver high quality and safe care, good patient experience and evidence based practice;
— Being a successful dynamic organisation that provides a rewarding place to work.


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85323000, 85110000, 85111000, 85111200, 85111400, 85111400, 85111500, 85111700, 85112200, 85121252, 85121270, 85121292, 85141000, 85141200, 85141210, 85141220, 85142100, 85144100

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:
Please note this invitation has been issued purely as an information seeking and informing exercise and is not part of any procurement process.
The Clinical Commissioning Group is not liable for costs incurred by any interested party in participating in this information exercise.
Interested parties should note that a response to this Prior Information Notice does not guarantee being invited for further discussion.
In addition it does not guarantee that an invitation to tender for any future services will be advertised, nor that such a procurement exercise will take place or that any proposals offered would be accepted.
The Clinical Commissioning Group reserves the right to use any information shared to develop its service model and specification.

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
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: