Awarded contract

Community Health Services

  • NHS Bury CCG

F21: Social and other specific services – public contracts (contract award notice)

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-001727

Published 28 January 2021, 11:33am

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses


1 Knowsley Place, Knowsley Street,




Julie Gonda



United Kingdom

NUTS code


Internet address(es)

Main address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Community Health Services

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 85000000 - Health and social work services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Provision of community health services for people in Bury, covering a range of services:

Adult Speech & Language Therapy

Adults Occupational Therapy


Community Eye Service

Community Nursing

Continence and Stoma

Trial Without Catheter (TWOC)

Community Cardiac

Community IV Therapy



Posture and Mobility

Respiratory Team / COPD

Bealey Community Hospital

Discharge Liaison

Early Discharge Team/Neuro Rehab/Stroke Team

Community Equipment Store

Rapid Response / Crisis Response

Children's Community Nursing Team

Children's Occupational Therapy

Children's Speech & Language Therapy

Special School Nursing

Bury Walk-in Centre

Prestwich Walk-in-Centre

Safeguarding/ LAC

Specialist Palliative Care


Special School (A002)

Paediatric Physiotherapy Service

Neuro Rehab (A019)

Woundcare and Lymphoedema


VAC Therapy

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)

Value excluding VAT: £38,400,000

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
Main site or place of performance

Bury, Greater Manchester

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Award of a 12 month contract, with the option to extend for a further 12 months, without prior publication of a call for competition.

Annual contract value £19.2m

two.2.14) Additional information

Services are delivered from a number of community based sites and within people's own homes, such as community nursing. Some services specified above, such as Walk in Centres for example, have been suspended due to different operating arrangements in respect of Covid 19.

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Form of procedure

Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the cases listed below

  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the regulations


NHS Bury CCG are beginning to grow an evidence base to demonstrate how, in future, health, voluntary, and social care partners may collaborate more effectively to delivery integrated care. The recent decision taken by the LCO Programme Board to integrate further services, remains a significant aspiration, during 2021. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, since March 2020, services have been operating differently, with some services stood down in line with Covid-19 national guidance, others operating differently under NCA business continuity arrangements, with re-deployment of clinical staff to areas of pressure and parts of community health services reshaped as part of the Bury Health & Care Transformation Programme; the NCA are, responding to the third wave of Covid-19, incorporating the learning from 2020.

The current contract for the provision of the services in scope is due to expire on 30 June 2021, which is the end of the 2 year agreement originally put in place. This contract was awarded to enable the identification and planning of the long term approach to community services provision.

The planning of community health services provision in Bury has, to a significant extent, been paused and consequently substantially delayed as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. The clarity of what is needed from the health and care system from community health services has therefore not yet been worked through, due to the need to prioritise Covid-19 arrangements. In reality, both commissioner and provider services have lacked the capacity to simultaneously manage the pandemic and review services to the extent required to inform a confidence to commission the services which will be fit for purpose for the future.

There is significant uncertainty at this time in respect of both future operational and financial requirements in respect of community health services, due to Covid-19 and future planning requirements of the NHS.

Capacity of both the CCG and provider services should be considered, and recognition given to the benefit of ensuring that these currently stretched resources are not distracted from continuing to deliver optimal outcomes for Bury residents at this time.

There is clear benefit from maintaining continuity of current services provision to ensure continuity for staff and patients, to avoid uncertainty, to minimise risk of ineffective or unsafe delivery of care and to ensure leadership of the ongoing development of the Bury LCO. In addition, an extension to current arrangements will ensure critical, robust planning can be undertaken to formulate the long term future requirements of these services. Having regard to these factors, the contracting authority has assessed that the incumbent provider is the only capable provider at this time to deliver critical continuity of essential services through this interim contract.

Observing its obligations under both the NHS (Procurement Patient Choice and Competition) (No.2) Regulations 2013, and the Public Contract Regulations (2015), NHS Bury CCG has assessed the appropriateness to award the contract directly through a non-competitive process. Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust is assessed to be the only provider being able to deliver this requirement at this time.

four.1.11) Main features of the award procedure

Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition

Section five. Award of contract

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

20 December 2020

five.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 1

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust


M6 8HD


United Kingdom

NUTS code

five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Total value of the contract/lot: £38,400,000

five.2.5) Information about subcontracting

The contract is likely to be subcontracted

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

The CCG is seeking to engage with providers who would be interested in contributing to the future delivery of community services, and anticipate hosting an initial engagement event during April 2021 covering the CCG's strategic approach to integrated health and care delivery in Bury, and beginning to define the role of community services providers within this.

Annex D1 - General procurement - Justification for non-compete

Extreme urgency brought about by events unforeseeable for the contracting authority