Public Sector Network Tender Alert


388755-2012: UK-Middlesbrough: special-purpose road passenger-transport services

Sunderland Teaching Primary Care Trust proposes to commission a Renal Patient Transport Service for patients requiring renal dialysis within the regional catchment area. Dialysis can take place over three locations: City Hospitals Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust; Washington Primary Care Centre and University Hospital of North Durham.
The objectives of the specification are to ensure the following:
— Quality – Patient-centred services delivered in a safe, friendly and effective manner by trained staff in clean, comfortable vehicles.
— Flexible and Responsive – Service must provide flexibility to respond to changing needs, e.g. new healthcare locations, on-the-day requests, flexible times for pick-up and delivery including evenings and weekends,
— Communication and Performance Information – High-quality communication with Commissioners and Renal Directorate staff, to discuss flexible and innovative approaches,
— Green – Service must take action to reduce the carbon footprint of patient journeys wherever possible. i.e. the cohorting of patients where appropriate,
— Innovation and use of Information Technology – Service must be innovative in its approach using best practice to respond to future needs. It needs to make the most effective use of technology for the scheduling of journeys.

Ref: RPS 90C,


North East Procurement Service
18 High Force Road, Riverside Park
For the attention of: Maxine Elstob
TS2 1RH Middlesbrough
Telephone: +44 1642746911
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Contract value: No contract value provided

Published: 7 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 15 Jan 2013