NHS Wandsworth CCG will be inviting tenders for a Community Podiatry Service.
The Invitation to Tender will be open to all suitably qualified providers. This notice is voluntary and does not mean that the Contracting Authority accepts that the Regulations apply to this intended procurement to any greater extent just by virtue of the publication of the notice or utilisation of a particular procurement process.
It is anticipated that the procurement process for this service will start in December 2018, and, subject to a successful procurement process, the service will go live from August 2019.
The Contracting Authority intends for the contract to be awarded for a 3 year duration with the possibility of up to 1 (one) extension for 2 (two) years, subject to any restrictions placed nationally by NHS England or the Department of Health.
Providers are requested to submit an expression of interest (EOI) by completing the attached market sounding proforma, and emailing it to email@example.com by no later than 5.00pm on Monday 12 November 2018.
This exercise is not part of any pre-qualification or selection process. It is intended as an awareness, communication and information gathering exercise.
Further market engagement activities and other activities may be conducted at the appropriate time as/if required to further develop the information required for the procurement. Interested providers should be aware that any expenditure, work or effort undertaken by you prior to a formal procurement process or the award of a contract is a matter solely for your own commercial judgement. This is a market testing exercise only and contracting authorities reserve the right to withdraw this exercise at any time or to re-invite expressions of interest on the same or alternative basis.
NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) will be providing procurement support to the Contracting Authority and will utilise an electronic tendering portal hosted by EU-Supply to manage this Procurement and communicate with Bidders. Accordingly, there will be no hard copy of documents issued to Bidders and all communications with NHS SBS, including the electronic submission of Bids will be conducted via the EU-Supply e-tendering portal which is available at https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com.
It is free to register on EU-Supply, and it can be accessed at any time of day. Should Bidders have any queries, or if Bidders are having problems registering on the portal, they should contact the EU-Supply dedicated Supplier Helpdesk by calling 0800 840 2050 (Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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