By browsing our site you agree to our use of cookies. You will only see this message once. Find out more

The provision of a Radiology Managed Service

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust
Westmorland General Hospital
For the attention of: Paul Dowell
LA9 7RG Kendal
Telephone: +44 1539716632
Fax: +44 1524583580

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
The provision of a Radiology Managed Service
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
University Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has radiology services at its sites at Lancaster, Kendal and Barrow in Furness.


II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
University Hospitals Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust has three hospital sites and two community settings. The Trust performed approximately 280,000 examinations in 2011/12 across all of its sites and additionally operates the North Lancashire and South Cumbria Breast screening service which involves approximately 145,000 examinations over 3 years.
The Trust's two main sites are 50 miles apart the Royal Lancaster Informary (RLI) and Furness General Hospital at Barrow (FGH). Additionally, the Westmorland General Hospital at Kendal (WGH) has limited Radiology services and the Queen Victoria Hospital at Morecambe (QVH) provides plan film and ultrsaound with Ulverston Community Hospital (Ulv) providing plain film only. The Breast Screening program is primarily based at RLI, FGH and WGH and supported by a single room at Whitegate Drive Community Centre and a two room trailer that covers Preston, Poulton and Blackpool Fylde and Wyre.
By tendering for a Radiology Managed Service, the aim of the Trust is to introduce a more efficient, cost effective and standardised service that will provide the following clinical benefits:
* Reduced Waiting Times
* Contribution to early diagnosis of disease
* Reduction of length of stay
* Faster turnaround times
* 18 week referral to treatment
* A&E; 4 hour waits
* Cancer timelines
* Stroke pathways
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 7 000 000,00 and 10 000 000,00 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
A) The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
B) Suppliers Instructions How to Express an Interest in this tender:

1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) - Browse to the eSourcing Portal: and click the link to register - Accept the terms and conditions and click 'continue' - Enter your correct business and user details - Note the username you chose and click 'Save' when complete - You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure)

2. Express an Interest in the tender - Login to the portal with the username/password - Click the 'PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers' link. (These are Prior Indication Notice forms, Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) - Click on the relevant PIN/PQQ/ ITT to access the content. - Click the 'Express Interest' button at the top of the page. - This will move the PIN/PQQ /ITT into your 'My PQQs/ My ITTs' page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking 'Buyer Attachments' in the 'PQQ/ ITT Details' box
3. Responding to the tender - Click 'My Response' under 'PIN/PQQ/ ITT Details', you can choose to 'Create Response' or to 'Decline to Respond' (please give a reason if declining) - You can now use the ‘Messages' function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification - Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PIN/PQQ/ ITT - There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the 'Submit Response' button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: