Dedicated Theatre & Bed Capacity to support Orthopaedic Arthroplasty Activity

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Contract (Services)
35.5 month
23 Aug 2021
To 08 Sep 2024 (est.)
24 Sep 2021 15:00



Scotland: The facilities will require to be conveniently located for access by Board patients and staff while also ensuring that all relevant patient safety protocols can be implemented effectively

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Lothian Health Board requires dedicated theatre and bed capacity to support orthopaedic arthroplasty activity.

Total Quantity or Scope

Lothian Health Board wishes to reduce its waiting times for patients requiring arthroplasty surgery (hips and knees). The Board therefore requires access to dedicated theatre and bed capacity to support orthopaedic arthroplasty activity. At this stage, estimates indicate that approximately 1,000 procedures per annum will be required. It is envisaged that facilities will be co-staffed with a combination of Lothian Health Board staff and staff provided by the successful supplier, with the intention being that the surgeon will be provided by Lothian Health Board. The additional capacity is intended to bridge the gap until the opening of the National Treatment Centre, Lothian (NTC), at which point it is expected that this activity will transfer back to the Board. Further details regarding numbers of procedures, patient pathways and the staffing model will be set out in our tender documentation, together with details of equipment, consumables and services that the Board will provide. Lothian Health Board would ideally like the services to commence in the first quarter of 2022.

Renewal Options

Extension of the term of the contract up to a maximum of 24 months will be at the discretion of Lothian Health Board.

Award Criteria

Technical Criteria 65
price 35

CPV Codes

  • 85111200 - Medical hospital services


  • This is a one-off contract (no recurrence)
  • Renewals are available.
  • Financial restrictions apply.
  • Professional qualifications are sought.
  • Technical restrictions apply.

Other Information

** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this PQQ exercise. The Project code is 19449. For more information see: A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows: Lothian Health Board is committed to maximising Community Benefits from its procurement activities and wishes to secure economic and social benefits from this procurement. The Community Benefits requirements for this contract are voluntary and will therefore not form part of the evaluation process. The Board will work with the successful economic operator to confirm appropriate Community Benefits. (SC Ref:663961)