Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Market Engagement Notice: Sexual Assault Referral Centre Services for Thames Valley

NHS England (South Central) and Thames Valley Police are seeking to jointly re-commission Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) services in Thames Valley. The procurement is anticipated to commence mid-July 2017 and the contract is anticipated to begin 1st April 2018. The total value for these services is circa £2.5m over three years. This procurement is being carried out by NHS South, Central & West (SCW) on behalf of the Commissioners. The commissioners are seeking Expressions of Interest (EOI) from providers who have the capability and capacity to undertake such a contract and would wish to take to part in a potential procurement exercise. NHS England (South Central) is responsible for Commissioning and ensuring the provision of accessible, effective and appropriate SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre) services for victims of sexual violence. The Thames Valley SARC will deliver the following services through the SARC provision: • Acute healthcare and support • Comprehensive forensic medical examination • Follow up services, which address the client's medical, psychological and on-going needs • Direct access to referral to Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVAs) • Co-ordinating the smooth running of the SARC services and liaising with partner organisations to ensure the profile of the service is maintained. Thames Valley has a population of 2.34 million. The Police Force area covers the counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and is a mixture of sparsely populated rural areas and densely populated urban areas. The current service is due to cease on 31st March 2018. NHS England therefore intends to re-commission the SARC service from 1st April 2018. To express an interest in taking part in a future procurement exercise to identify a provider to deliver these services, please register on the In-Tend portal at this address and submit a completed Provider Sounding Questionnaire by 12pm on Friday 23rd June 2017. Further information in the additional text section.


Phil Fear
South Plaza, Marlborough Street

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Published: 26 May 2017, Receipt by: