A large Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in the South of England
Veritas was contracted to manage and coordinate the procurement of an independent sector treatment centre for a busy CCG. This involved inviting tenders and awarding a £57 million contract for delivery of treatment centre services.
Tony Blair’s Government had previously introduced provision for the NHS to outsource some of its treatment services to the Independent Sector. These new providers would be authorised to carry out non-critical and non-complex operations and procedures. The NHS Primary Care Trust (PCT) provider, in common with many other Trusts, was concerned about growing pressure on services and was seeking a solution that would meet community needs.
The PCT implemented a Treatment Centre which had proven to be successful and well received, providing value for money and high quality provision. Therefore, when the initial contract came to an end, the CCG confirmed it intended to re-tender, contracting Veritas to oversee the process of de-commissioning the old service and re-commissioning for new contracts.
Veritas oversaw the entire tendering and procurement process with a contract value in the region of £57 million.
Veritas was accountable for designing and sending out Pre-Qualification Questionnaires, collating responses and sending out relevant documentation including specifications and invitations to tender.
The project gave Veritas’ specialist Consultants responsibility for liaising and managing a panel of co-ordinators, ensuring the synchronisation of project plans, as well as shortlisting providers to assist with the procurement.
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