Public Sector Network Tender Alert


The Provision of a Community Diagnostic Service - Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Non-Obstetric Ultrasound (NOUS) and Adult Hearing Screening - NHS Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group

NHS Shared Business Services is managing this Prior Information Notice (PIN), Market Engagement Exercise and future procurement process for the provision of a Community Diagnostics - Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Non-Obstetric Ultrasound and Adult Hearing Screening Service on behalf of NHS Wigan Borough Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG). NHS Wigan Borough CCG is committed to supporting people through all stages of life and this service is one of the key services to serve all our adult population. Enabling people to receive support closer to home, in the place and outside of traditional working hours is part of our drive to improve service user experience. We continue to build on the opportunities created by the Wigan Deal 2030 and the Healthier Wigan Partnership with services becoming more integrated and supporting people on an individual basis to access services from the wider public sector to manage their conditions including the voluntary and community sector. The CCG is issuing this PIN as a Call for Competition and a Market Engagement Exercise to gather market intelligence/information via a Market Engagement Questionnaire (MEQ), to gain a better understanding of the capacity and appetite of the market in delivering the proposed services for the people of Wigan Borough, and to alert the market to a future tender opportunity. It is important to note that this PIN is a Call For Competition and as such potential providers will need to be aware that there will be no further notices published in regard to this tender opportunity other than a Contract Award Notice published in Official Journal European Union (OJEU) and on Contracts Finder. POTENTIAL BIDDERS MUST EXPRESS AN INTEREST IN ORDER TO BE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE PROCREMENT Following market engagement, the CCG intends to commence a procurement process to award a new single contract from April 2021 for a period of 3 years, with the option to extend for a further 2 at the CCGs discretion. It should be noted that there will be no guarantees of volume or payment in the contract awarded. Whilst the contract will be paid on actual activity with no guarantees of volume, the estimated costs associated with this service, based on 5 years (3 years + 2 years optional extension) is £6.5m. Further information including the draft Service Specification and the MEQ can be accessed by using the following link: The CCG would welcome responses from those organisations who may be interested in bidding for this service, either in their own right or as a subcontractor, to assist the CCG to achieve a better understanding of the provider market. Please register an expression of interest on the EU Supply E-Tendering Portal reference 40336, as well as completing the MEQ and submitting via the messaging system on the EU-Supply Portal, by 4pm on 23rd July 2020.


Rosaleen Maule
Wigan Life Centre,
College Ave,
+44 7802 162 428

Contract value: 6500000

Published: 2 Jul 2020, Receipt by: 23 Jul 2020