Tender Summary

AQP Framework for the Provision of Community Vasectomy for NHS NW London ICB

Buying Organisation

NHS North West London Integrated Care Board

Contract Value

Unknown

Suitable for SMEs

Yes

Suitable for VCSEs

Yes

Tender Description

NHS NW London ICB is inviting interested providers to apply to be part of an Any Qualified Provider (AQP) Framework for the provision of Community Vasectomy Services for patients registered with a General Practitioner (GP) in North West London.

This service specification relates to the provision of a high quality, safe, community vasectomy service comprising of pre-operative counselling, procedure and post vasectomy testing.

The service aims to provide a quality and safe vasectomy procedure under Local Anaesthetic (LA) in accordance with the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologist guidelines, (RCOG). This will be in a community care setting to all consenting adult males who request it and are registered with a General Practitioner (GP) within boroughs of North West London (Brent, Harrow, Hillingdon, Central London, Hammersmith & Fulham, Hounslow, West London, Ealing).

Other Objective are:
To provide services that comply with accepted best practice in line with national and local guidance, relevant accreditations processes, relevant guidelines in clinical practices and robust governance arrangements.
To provide a complete holistic patient focussed care package which includes pre and post-operative care, information, advice and counselling.
To provide an opportunity for the promotion of men's health.

Successful providers shall ensure all relevant members of staff have been trained to perform Vasectomy procedures to the standard advocated by FSRH and that any relevant member of staff shall have enhanced DBS clearance.

Successful providers shall have in place and operate an effective management system for prevention and control of healthcare associated infections (HCAI's). Standards relevant to premises requirements include:
Appropriate CQC registrations must be in place;
A procedure for cleaning of the environment must be in place and audited;
Hand hygiene training of staff involved; and
Equipment cleaning protocol must be in place.

The AQP programme aims to give patients more choice about where they receive Vasectomy Services. Patients can choose from a list of providers, based on their own preference and the reputation of the provider offering the service.

The estimated length of the AQP contract will be for three (3) years, with one (1) possible twelve (12) month extension with a start date of 3rd July 2023.

Suppliers must agree to the pricing tariffs, and there is no guarantee of volumes, as set out in the tender documentation. Total estimated value per annum is estimated at £150,000.00.

New Suppliers will get an opportunity to join the AQP on an annual basis, or as required by the contracting Authority. The Authority reserves the right to consider requests from suppliers who are not existing AQP providers for a later commencement date. Any AQP contract that is awarded at a later stage will adapt the initial term end date.

Tender categories (products & services required)

Health services (CPV 85100000)

Region

North East (UKC)

Buyer Information

NHS North West London Integrated Care Board

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