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Provision of Diabetic Eye Screening Programme in Arden, Herefordshire and Worcestershire

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Contract (Services)
7 year
04 Nov 2022
01 Oct 2023 to 30 Sep 2030
02 Dec 2022 12:00



Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire: Arden (Coventry & Warwickshire), Herefordshire and Worcestershire area

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NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit on behalf of NHS England Midlands (the Commissioner) would like to notify the market of an opportunity to provide a Diabetic Eye Screening Programme (DESP) in the Arden (Coventry & Warwickshire), Herefordshire and Worcestershire area.The contract will be for a duration of 5 years with the option to extend for up to a further 2 years with a maximum estimated contract value (including the 2-year extension) of £19,546,727. The service commencement date is 1st October 2023.Please note the deadline for ITT submissions is 12:00PM on Friday 2nd December 2022.

Total Quantity or Scope

The aim of the DESP programme is to reduce the risk of sight loss amongst people with diabetes by the prompt identification and effective treatment, if necessary, of sight threatening diabetic retinopathy, at the appropriate stage during the disease process.The Service being commissioned should align to the National Diabetic Eye Screening Service Specification which aims to ensure a consistent and equitable approach across England, and to govern the provision and monitoring of the DESP. The indicative eligible population is 113,247 The Service will need to undertake and perform the following objectives in order to meet the commissioning and Service Specification requirements:• Identify the eligible population and ensure effective delivery with maximum coverage.• Deliver safe, effective, high quality, externally and independently monitored, and quality assured Diabetic Eye Screening Programme.• Lead to earlier detection, appropriate referral, effective treatment and improved outcomes.• Deliver and support through suitably trained, competent, and qualified, clinical and non-clinical staff who, where relevant, participate in recognised ongoing continuing medical education (CME), continuous Professional Development (CPD), and Quality Assurance (QA) schemes; as well as have regular audits embedded within the service.The provision of DESP is delivered in line with the following aims of the NHS long term plan• Improve public health outcomes and reduce health inequalities.• Contribute to a more sustainable public health, health and care system.The DESP programme also contributes to the public health outcomes framework which aims to improve and protect the nation’s health and wellbeing and to improve the health of the poorest, fastest. Additional information: This Procurement has been advertised in accordance with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) (the “Regulations”) to the extent that the Regulations relate to services within the scope of Schedule 3 thereto (Social and Other Specific Services). The Commissioner and AGCSU are, therefore, bound only by those parts of the Regulations applying to Schedule 3 services.

CPV Codes

  • 85100000 - Health services


  • This is a one-off contract (no recurrence)
  • Renewals are not available.

Other Information

** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** The Contracting Authority will be using an eTendering system for this procurement exercise. Further information and the ITT documentation can be found via the ‘Live Opportunities’ list on the e-procurement system at the following link: You can also register your interest via this page.You can search for the opportunity by entering the following contract reference: C105875 (Provision of Diabetic Eye Screening in Arden, Herefordshire and Worcestershire)Neither the publication of this notice nor the employment of any particular terminology nor any other indication shall be taken to mean that the Contracting Authority intends to hold itself bound by any of the Regulations. Please see published procurement documentation for further details.