Services - 77114-2014

06/03/2014    S46    - - Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Cambridge: Accounting system

2014/S 046-077114

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Cannock Chase Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), NHS North Staffordshire CCG, NHS South Stafford & Surrounds CCG, NHS Stoke-on-Trent CCG and NHS England jointly on behalf of themselves (‘the Commissioners')
Victoria House, Capital Park, Fulbourn
Contact point(s): The Strategic Projects Team
For the attention of: Mark Perkins
CB21 5XB Cambridge
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1223596952
Fax: +44 1223597670

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:
Transforming Cancer Care
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Staffordshire and Stoke-on -Trent.

NUTS code UKG23,UKG24

II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
A two-stage, ten-year contract to transform the provision of cancer care in Staffordshire and Stoke on Trent. Stage 1 will be fee based, for up to two years, and requires a prime provider/service integrator to manage the contracts for all the services along existing cancer care pathways for adults and children, ensuring all current national and local service targets are achieved, with a view to: managing and improving data quality and collection to establish and agree the detailed real time information needed to proactively manage workstreams and predict demand; understanding patient and payment flows; achieving a set of service outcomes focused on improving the patient's experience of the service and ensuring equality of access and treatment. Achievement of the Stage 1 aims will trigger the commencement of Stage 2.
In Stage 2 the provider will assume responsibility for managing the provision of cancer care, in expectation of streamlining the service model. Performance will be against ambitious clinical and service outcomes, with payment based on a risk share/gain share arrangement. The management of service provision (Stages 1 and 2) will initially be for four tumour sites (bladder, lung, prostate, breast) with a requirement to manage services in respect of all the tumour sites, for adults and children, by contract year 5.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 68 700 000 GBP


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

48444000, 48460000, 48463000, 48514000, 48610000, 48814200, 48814400, 48814500, 72000000, 72212100, 72212180, 72212211, 72212217, 72212333, 72212330, 72212450, 72220000, 72224000, 75100000, 75111100, 85100000, 85111100, 85111200, 85112200, 85121200, 85150000, 85311100, 85311300, 85312400, 85312500, 79420000, 79700000, 79000000, 79342320, 79421000, 79714100, 79994000, 79996000, 79996100, 98334000

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:
This procurement has NHS Pioneer status, and is co-sponsored by Macmillan Cancer Support. It has the support of Staffordshire County Council and Stoke-on–Trent City Council.
Commissioners are seeking genuine, transformational and sustainable service change that recognises the primacy of the patient in the service model. Accordingly the provider will be required to demonstrate how its model builds on and incorporates patients' and carers' experience of, and aspirations for, cancer care and treatment, and continues to co-design and co-produce services with the community. It is anticipated that the provider may bring skills and experience derived from other sectors (e.g. supply chain management and logistics, business process management, change management, planning and fulfilment services, operations), as well as extensive knowledge of healthcare provision and an understanding of current and future developments in the treatment and support of adults and children with cancer.
As an indication of the total value of the contract, the cost for the Commissioners of treating bladder, lung, prostate, and breast cancers in 2012/13 was GBP 20.7 million, and of treating all cancers was GBP 68.7 million (this figure is felt to be lower than expected and will be further refined through the procurement process).
Organisations with experience in delivering or supporting transformational customer / service user focused change reflected in this notice are invited to learn more about the opportunity by registering their interest and attending the market sounding events that Commissioners will be running shortly. The Commissioners are particularly interested in organisations or consortia with the necessary variety of skills from both within and outside of the health sector capable of being the prime provider.
The market sounding events will be running on: 17th March (Initial Market Briefing), 28th March (Market Briefing I) and a date early in April, to be confirmed (Market Briefing II). Organisations who have registered their interest will be contacted directly with details of the agendas for the events and the venue (the Britannia Stadium, Stoke-on-Trent). Please note that only organisations who have registered their interest will be able to access the Market Sounding events.

As a first step, please contact to register your expression of interest.

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: