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The provision of a Primary Care Streaming Service in Emergency Departments within Leeds.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Leeds North Clinical Commissioning Group
Leafield House, 107-109 King Ln
LS17 5BP
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7989342278
NUTS code: UKE42

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

NHS Leeds CCGs Partnership-Primary Care Streaming in Emergency Departments.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The provision of a Primary Care Streaming Service in Emergency Departments within Leeds.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKE42
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Delivery of a primary care streaming service in compliance with NHSE and NHSI mandate:

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure without prior publication
  • Extreme urgency brought about by events unforeseeable for the contracting authority and in accordance with the strict conditions stated in the directive

NHS England mandated in Mar ‘17 that primary care streaming must be in place in all Emergency Departments by 1.10.2017. These time-scales mean commissioners must award a contract without competition as it doesn't allow for a procurement and mobilisation to take place.

The mandate stipulates that local, experienced GPs are used to best meet the needs of the local population. In Leeds, an Alliance has formed between all Primary Care Providers (both in and out of hours) and Leeds Community Health NHS Trust. This Alliance is in a position to provide the service by 1.10.2017. The Alliance is made up of all local primary care partners which makes the contract available to all local providers and the commissioners feel that the Alliance reinforces the EU treaty principle of Equal treatment and non-discrimination and supports the need to directly award the contract.

The funding to pilot this service was established in Nov '16, was non-recurrent and was received directly by Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust (LTH), by-passing CCG commissioners. LTH selected 1 Medical Group to pilot the service. Only locum GPs could only be provided therefore the pilot did not deliver value for money. The cost and configuration of the service was not sustainable nor not fit for purpose. LTH confirmed they did not want to commission of the service post pilot phase.

The Alliance are keen to provide the service and can do so by the specified date of the 1.10.2017. All stakeholders were invited to a Provider Engagement event in June ”17 which established various working and steering groups to ensure the model can be operational by this date. Primary care providers in Leeds fully support this work.

The NHSE mandate supports the national strategic direction of urgent care services in the move towards accountable care and the establishment of sustainable, evidence-based urgent care, including establishing Urgent Treatment Centres in all localities by Dec ’19. In Leeds an Urgent Care Strategy outlines how this will occur over this period. Enabling the Alliance to provide elements of this new care model is of fundamental importance and this service is an important stage of this journey.

This is a short-term interim solution to deliver the required services on-time with the intention being to formally tender for these services as part of the anticipated New Care Model as soon as is practical.

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Section V: Award of contract/concession

Contract No: 1
V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
First Floor, Stockdale House, Headingley Office Park, Victoria Road
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 01132208500
NUTS code: UKE42

Internet address:

The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot/concession: 1 500 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 1 500 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract/lot/concession is likely to be subcontracted

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
NHS Improvement
Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3001232257

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
NHS Improvement
Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 03001232257

Internet address:

VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: