Public Sector Network Tender Alert


Community Ultrasound and Echocardiography Service to Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group

Community non-obstetric ultrasound and echocardiography service within Oxfordshire. OCCG is commissioning a service to deliver closer to patients' homes based around groups of GP practices, within every GP locality. The aim is to provide greater access to a range of diagnostic tests closer to home, within a community setting. The service will be directly accessible for all Oxfordshire GPs and will only be requested via e-referrals using OCCG Templates. Objectives • To provide a local service for patients closer to home • To provide increased patient choice • To resolve patient outcomes more quickly • Compliance with NICE guidance and optimum management of patients • Reduction in referrals to the acute trust for diagnostic investigation and out-patient appointments • Reduction in duplication of treatment pathways • Integrated care pathways/holistic care Expected Outcomes • Improved patient access to diagnostic services across the localities • Reduction in waiting times • Increased patient choice for services • Reduction in duplication of treatment pathways • Integrated care pathways/holistic care • Provision of care closer to home • Rapid, responsive service to facilitate optimum medical management • Good communications with referring GPs and acute Trusts, patients and carers • Continuity of care and shared learning amongst the MDT. The service should only provide services in line with local and national clinical guidelines or based on best practice recommendations, such as NICE guidance. Location: The echocardiogram and non-obstetric ultrasound services are to be provided across Oxfordshire with bases within all of the locality areas (See figure 1 for locality map); City North, North East, South East, South West and West The contract is expected to be for 3+2 years and commence in November 2017. The maximum contract value is £839,494 per annum with a total financial envelope of £2,518,482 for the first three years. The diagnostic service for non-obstetric ultrasound and Echocardiograms must be contracted with a single provider but can be delivered by a partnerships or through sub-contracting and any potential provider interested in delivering the services must be able to deliver it to the whole of Oxfordshire rather than a part of it. Bids must be received by 13:00 on the 24th July 2017.


Mark Stanbrook
Jubilee House, 5510 John Smith Drive

Contract value: 4197470

Published: 14 Jun 2017, Receipt by: 24 Jul 2017