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Framework Agreement for Commissioning Support Services.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

National Health Service Commissioning Board
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
LS2 7UE Leeds

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
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: yes

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

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Framework Agreement for Commissioning Support Services.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Various locations throughout England.

NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Following a period of engagement the NHS Commissioning Board (operating under the name NHS England) have published a draft scope for their proposed Framework Agreement for Commissioning Support Services.
This scope covers:
- Business Support services including; financial management and budgeting, payroll, HR services, infrastructure services (IT and desktop support), corporate governance, risk management and compliance;
- Healthcare Procurement and Provider Management Services including; healthcare procurement, market development, contracting, and provider and contract management services;
- Transformation and Service Redesign services including; research and analysis, strategy and planning, system and commissioning transformation and pathway optimisation, revision and redesign services;
- Communications and Patient and Public Engagement services including; proactive and reactive communications support and delivery, patient and public participation;
- Business Intelligence applications and business analytics;
- Clinical Support including; Individual Funding Requests Case Management, medicines management and optimisation and Continuing Healthcare and Funded Nursing Care.
The likely customers of the above services are Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), NHS England and other NHS and public sector organisations with requirements for commissioning support.
Please refer to the additional information section of this PIN (section II.8) for how to access further information.


This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79400000, 48490000, 72254000, 72260000, 79212100, 85121100, 72251000, 48482000, 72262000, 30200000, 85140000, 72100000, 79210000, 85121200, 72212441, 72212440, 72212443, 72212442, 72140000, 72415000, 72413000, 79631000, 79400000, 79411100, 72313000, 72222300, 79200000, 72212482, 72263000, 48480000, 79413000, 72000000, 79411000, 72200000, 72150000, 72265000, 72130000, 72220000, 79418000, 79416200, 79416100, 72250000, 79211200, 72212517, 72261000, 72314000, 79500000, 79994000, 79414000, 79415200, 72110000, 72221000, 72120000, 72266000, 72245000, 72316000, 79211000, 79412000, 98200000, 66171000, 72240000, 79410000, 79419000, 79211110, 48450000, 72253000

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:

Further to the Prior Information Notice, dispatched 16/05/2013, reference 2013/S 096-163853, the NHS Commissioning Board (operating under the name NHS England) have undertaken a period of engagement regarding a proposed Framework Agreement for Commissioning Support Services.

The purpose of the current PIN is to:

1) draw interested parties attention to the findings from the engagement to date, which can be found at the following website address: and

2) notify interested parties that further information and future updates in relation to the proposed Framework Agreement for Commissioning Support Services will be posted to the website address above between the date of this notice and the issue of a Contract Notice in respect of the procurement of the proposed Framework Agreement for Commissioning Support Services.
It is currently expected that a Contract Notice will be published to commence the procurement process for this Framework at the end of February 2014.

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
1)Short description:
See Section II of this Notice for further information
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


5)Additional information about lots:

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
The contract is restricted to sheltered workshops,
The execution of the contract is restricted to the framework of sheltered employment programmes

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:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: