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- Contract (Services)
- 3 year (est.)
- 01 Oct 2021
- To 30 Sep 2024 (est.)
NHS Buckinghamshire Clinical Commissioning Group ("CCG") and NHS Oxfordshire CCG sought to commission Community Audiology Services via an Any Qualified Provider ("AQP") process. The contract length will be for an initial 5 years, with potential to extend for up to a further 2 years. This procurement has been carried out by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the Commissioners.
Total Quantity or Scope
The aim is to provide a comprehensive and seamless service for adults experiencing hearing and communication difficulties where they might benefit from hearing assessment and rehabilitation including the option of trying hearing aids with aftercare and support. The vision for people with hearing problems is for them to receive high quality, efficient services aligned to their social and psychological needs, delivered closer to home, with short waiting times and high responsiveness to the needs of local communities, free at the point of access. The broad outcomes required of the service are specified below: • Increased choice and control as to where and when their treatment is delivered • Personalised care; • Timely access • Benefits from chosen interventions. • Reduction in communication difficulties due to poor hearing; • Timely direct referral or signposting to other local; • Direct onward referral to secondary care as appropriate • Clear guidance and information for patients and their families • Choice of hearing intervention; • High levels of satisfaction when accessing the service;
|1|| Audiological Science (London) |
|2|| Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust (Amersham) |
|3|| Outside Clinic (Swindon) |
|4|| Royal Berkshire NHS Trust (Reading) |
|5|| Scrivens (Birmingham) |
|6|| Cirrus House 10 Experian Way Nottingham NG2 1Ep (Nottingham) |
The contract includes an option for extension.
- 85000000 - Health and social work services
- 85121240 - ENT or audiologist services
- Options are available.
- Award on basis of price and quality.
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 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 has been 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 ran 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 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 has voluntarily observed the award decision notices provisions and held a 10 day standstill period as described in Regulation 86 of the Regulations. Deadline for lodging of appeals should be in accordance with Regulation 87 and Regulation 91 of the Regulations.
- FTS 024479-2021