Outcome of ITT assessment stage

The Invitation to Tender stage has now closed.

The list of organisations that progressed to the ITT stage is as follows:

Lot 1

  • Capita
  • Essex County Council
  • Mouchel, BDO LLP, Engine, Dr Foster Intelligence co-bidding and referred to informally as MBED
  • North East London CSU
  • NHS Central Southern Commissioning Support Unit
  • NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
  • NHS North of England CSU
  • NHS Shared Business Services working together with a range of specialist partners including 365 Response, A2B Public Relations, Abbey HR, Advanced Computer Services, Byline Communications, Cloudbuy, Dell, Deloitte, Inspire Change, SAS, Shulmans, Wilkins Chapman
  • Greater Manchester CSU and Cheshire and Merseyside CSU (pending merger to North West CSU)
  • South and West Commissioning Support Alliance, a co-bid from NHS South West and NHS South commissioning support units and partners
  • South East Commissioning Support Unit (SECSU) – formerly South London, Kent and Medway, North West London CSUs
  • SSG Health
  • Surrey County Council
  • The Arden-GEM Partnership; Arden Commissioning Support and GEM CSU working in partnership
  • UnitedHealth UK Limited (trading as Optum) and its supply chain partners including BT, KPMG, BDO, Healthskills, Cheshire and Merseyside CSU and Greater Manchester CSU (working in partnership as North West CSU), Hanover Media and CSC.
  • Yorkshire and Humber Commissioning Support (currently operating as North Yorkshire and Humber CSU and West and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw CSU) in partnership with Attain Commissioning Services

Lot 2A

  • Capita
  • Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Gateshead CBC Ltd (Pharmicus)
  • IntraHealth Ltd
  • Medicines Management Solutions Ltd.
  • North East London CSU
  • NHS Central Southern Commissioning Support Unit
  • NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
  • NHS North of England CSU
  • Greater Manchester CSU and Cheshire and Merseyside CSU (pending merger to North West CSU)
  • South East Commissioning Support Unit (SECSU) – formerly South London, Kent and Medway, North West London CSUs
  • The Arden-GEM Partnership; Arden Commissioning Support and GEM CSU working in partnership
  • UnitedHealth UK Limited (trading as Optum) and its supply chain partners including Keele Centre for Medicines Optimisation (KCMO).
  • Yorkshire and Humber Commissioning Support (currently operating as North Yorkshire and Humber CSU and West and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw CSU) in partnership with Attain Commissioning Services

Lot 2B

  • North East London CSU
  • NHS Central Southern Commissioning Support Unit
  • NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
  • NHS North of England CSU
  • Greater Manchester CSU and Cheshire and Merseyside CSU (pending merger to North West CSU)
  • South and West Commissioning Support Alliance, a co-bid from NHS South West and NHS South commissioning support units and partners
  • South East Commissioning Support Unit (SECSU) – formerly South London, Kent and Medway, North West London CSUs
  • Surrey County Council
  • The Arden-GEM Partnership; Arden Commissioning Support and GEM CSU working in partnership
  • UK Independent Medical Ltd
  • UnitedHealth UK Limited (trading as Optum) and its supply chain partners including Cheshire and Merseyside CSU and Greater Manchester CSU (working in partnership as North West CSU).
  • Yorkshire and Humber Commissioning Support (currently operating as North Yorkshire and Humber CSU and West and South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw CSU) in partnership with Attain Commissioning Services

Bidder template documents

ITT criteria:

  • The ITT criteria were co-developed with CCGs and a number of subject matter experts across the system. The questions ranged from:
    • organisational capability (approach to end to end provision, responsiveness, supply chain management, accountability etc),
    • supporting service migration and mobilisation,
    • service capability (in payroll, HR services, GP and Primary Care IT, understanding and embedding principles of outcome based commissioning, embedding the NHS Change Model)
    • a number of detailed scenario based questions (renegotiating contracts on behalf of CCGs, reactive communications, patient involvement, business intelligence tools and techniques, commissioning prime provider models)
  • In addition, rate cards and volume based discounts that providers would offer under LPF were also assessed.

ITT evaluation panel

The evaluation panel consisted of 30 representatives from CCGs (including Finance Directors, Accountable Officers, Directors of Commissioning, Clinical and Pharmacy Leads); NHS England’s area teams (Finance Directors and Directors of Strategy); NHS England central team (communications and patient involvement, analytical team, Deputy Chief Pharmaceutical Officer); subject matter experts, for example in medicines management, continuing healthcare and individual funding requests; NHS Improving Quality Team; Right Care, as well as patient representatives