NHS England and NHS Improvement South East -Healthcare Services at Gatwick Immigration Removal Centre (Brook House and Tinsley House)

A Contract Award Notice

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Contract (Services)
7 year
01 Oct 2021
01 Sep 2021 to 31 Aug 2028
11 Feb 2021 12:00



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NHS England and NHS Improvement South (South East) (NHSE/I) is seeking to recommission healthcare services at Gatwick Immigration Removal Centre (IRC). Gatwick IRC provides primary medical services to people who are detained whilst awaiting deportation from the United Kingdom. The IRC has two sites closely located: Brook House and Tinsley House. Interested providers should have the capacity and capability to provide an outcome focused, integrated primary healthcare service, equivalent to that available to the local community, for Gatwick IRC. The service will deliver a comprehensive range of services in-house, to include physical health, mental health and substance misuse services. NHS England are re-commissioning this service using a prime provider model, in order to support integrated, patient centred care across the full range of service specialties required to manage the complex healthcare needs of those in the IRC setting. NHS England will hold a contract with the prime provider, who in turn can directly provide care and/or subcontract care to other specialist providers. The prime provider will be responsible for ensuring that all healthcare services operating within the IRC work in an integrated way, delivering seamless care pathways. Brook House has an operational capacity of 448. It has a robust secure physical environment including a separation unit and holds a male population, many with complex needs. Tinsley House has an operational capacity of 162 beds and holds predominantly young men, although children and women are also detained in its family unit, which has a capacity of 16 beds in Pre-Departure Accommodation and Boarders Apartments. Both Brook House and Tinsley House have a high turnover of arrivals and departures each month. It is recognised that this is a significant time of change and transition in terms of NHSE/I commissioning pathways, the Home Office review of detention enforcement policies, and the impact of COVID-19, all of which require excellent partnership working. The services included in the contract are: • GP provision • Primary care nursing and admin services • Pharmacy services (including mechanism for OOH provision) • Substance misuse services • Reception and transfer screening • Rule 34 and 35 assessment • Public health testing and screening • Optometry • Physiotherapy • Podiatry • Primary and secondary mental health and learning disability services • Sexual health services • Health promotion and prevention • Dental services (room identified for use) • Continuity of care including discharge planning and delivery of the RECONNECT programme • Application of Detention Service Orders as they relate to health provision. The Commissioner will be contracting for the services using the National NHS Standard Contract. Contracts will be for a term of 7 years and are planned to commence from 1st September 2021. The maximum value of the contract will be £20,310,050 over the seven years.

Award Detail

1 Practice Plus Group Health & Rehabilitation Services (Reading)
  • Value: £20,310,050

CPV Codes

  • 85100000 - Health services


  • Contract is suitable for SMEs.
  • Contract is suitable for VCOs.

Other Information

Interested providers will be able to view this notice via the 'current tenders' list on the e-procurement system In-Tend, available on the following link: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/scwcsu/aspx/Home In order to submit a bid, you will need to be registered on the e-procurement system and 'express an interest', and then complete a response as specified within the procurement documents. Bidders are required to respond to the Selection Questionnaire and ITT questions directly within the system and attach any requested documents separately to the placeholders provided. On registration, please include at least two contacts to allow for access to the system in times of absence. This procurement is being carried out by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the Commissioners. The services are healthcare services falling within Schedule 3 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 ("the Regulations") which are not subject to the full regime of the Regulations, but is instead governed by the "Light Touch Regime" contained within Chapter 3, Section 7 of the Regulations (Regulations 74 to 77). The tendering process will be conducted in accordance with the requirements and flexibilities provided by Articles 74 to 76 of the Directive, and Regulations 74 to 76 of the Regulations. The Authority will run a transparent tender process, treating all Bidders equally. For the avoidance of doubt, the Authority will not be bound by the Regulations or the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union or any other regulations or legislation except for the specific parts or circumstances that apply to the procurement of these Services. Neither the inclusion of a Bidder selection stage, nor the use of any language or terms found in the Directive or Regulations, nor the description of the procedure voluntarily adopted by the Authority ("Open", "Restricted", "Competitive Procedure with Negotiation", "Competitive Dialogue" or any other description), nor any other indication, shall be taken to mean that the Authority intends to hold itself bound by the Directive or Regulations, save by the provisions applicable to services coming within the scope of Annex XIV of the Directive / Schedule 3 of the Regulations. The Contracting Authority intends to voluntarily observe the award decision notices provisions and 10 day standstill period described in Regulation 86 of the Regulations. Unsuccessful Bidders will receive scores and reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages of the winning bid and the reasons why the Bidder/application was unsuccessful. Deadline for lodging of appeals should be in accordance with Regulation 87 and Regulation 91 of the Regulations.