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Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
41574 — NHS England IC Framework — NHS Increasing Capacity Framework
The National Health Service Commissioning Board (which uses the operational name ‘NHS England’) is seeking to establish a framework agreement in which NHS England acting for itself and other NHS bodies (Clinical Commissioning Groups (‘CCGs’), NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts) for the purpose of this procurement (each a ‘Contracting Authority’ and together the ‘Contracting Authorities’) will award contracts or sub-contracts for a range of clinical services (the ‘Framework Agreement’). The clinical services under the framework agreement will include:
1) NHS inpatient and day case services (including full supporting pathology and imaging) and urgent elective care and cancer treatment in line with nationally set criteria;
2) NHS Diagnostic Services. (The ‘Services’) Please refer to the specification at Schedule 1 of the ITT for more details of the services;
3) Clinical facilities and related services.
All Awards under the framework agreement are to support the contracting authorities’ ability to manage reduce waiting lists by purchasing additional activity from the awarded providers against the framework agreement services. Under the terms of this framework agreement the contracting authorities are to determine which specialties they wish to purchase based on local need.
Framework agreements have been entered into by NHS England on behalf of all contracting authorities with each provider assessed as capable through this procurement process (a ‘Provider’).
It is the intention that in accordance with the framework agreement, each contracting authority, may enter into a separate NHS standard contract or sub-contract with any provider, for the Services.
Contract award notice 2021/074-190543 indicated a list of framework holders that held a framework agreement at the date of release of that notice. This notice therefore indicates further framework awarded provides who have entered into framework agreements with the contracting authority.
Section IV: Procedure
Section V: Award of contract
NHS England IC Framework — NHS Increasing Capacity Framework
Section VI: Complementary information
The award of the framework agreement is on behalf of the National Health Service, namely NHS England, all Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS Trusts, NHS Foundation Trusts and each of their successor bodies. A list of organisations that can draw down the services can be found at:
As this was a procurement process for healthcare services, NHS England and the contracting authorities using the framework are only bound by the parts of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 that specifically apply to social and other specific services.
This contract award notice represents the suppliers that have entered into the framework agreement as at the date of this notice. There are three successful suppliers yet to enter into the framework agreement. A further contract award notice will be published once all suppliers have entered into the framework agreement.
For the duration of the framework NHS England reserve the right to publish a new contract notice to provide potential service providers (whether or not bidders/ providers under this procurement) the opportunity to apply to join the framework under a framework refresh.