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DATE OF MEETING: 12 June 2012

Paper Title: NHS 111 Preferred Bidder Approval Process

Agenda Item: 06 Enclosure: CKWCB/12/138 Category of Paper Tick() √

Decision and Approval Position statement

Responsible Director: Julie Lawreniuk

Discussion Information

Paper Author: Pat Andrewartha and Lucy Beeley

FOI Status: Open

Executive Summary:

The Board is asked to approve the delegation of authority to the Chair and CE for them to approve the outcome of the NHS 111 procurement.

Outcome of Equality Impact Assessment:

N/A

Sub Group/Committee: Recommendation (s):

Approve the delegation of authority


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Summary 1.1.

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Background 2.1

The Clinical Commissioning Groups s across Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield have endorsed the Business Case for NHS 111 and the WYUC service in 2011. They have been involved in all stages of the development of: The specification Key Performance Indicators to the main contract and the WYUC element Governance arrangements Reviewing local urgent care systems to ensure that NHS 111 can be effectively implemented for most gain. Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) evaluation Invitation To Tender (ITT) evaluation The tender evaluation

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The Board then approved the Business Case for NHS 111 and the West Yorkshire Urgent Care service in late 2011. The tender evaluation period will close on June the 6th. The bids will have been evaluated through a comprehensive scoring process which will have had significant clinical, management, lay and subject expert input The result of this process will be the preferred bidder being identified. The NHS 111 Yorkshire and Humber Programme Board will be asked to make a recommendation to Cluster Boards for approval during the period 25 – 27 June. Due to this narrow time frame, delegated authority to the Chief Executive and Chair is being sought to allow for approval of this decision in order to manage the published contract award time table. This tight timescale is essential to maximises the period of contract mobilisation. A similar process is being followed across Yorkshire and the Humber.

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The purpose of this paper is to seek Board approval under Section 17.21 of the Cluster PCT Standing Orders, to delegate authority to the Chair and Chief Executive to approve the contract award of the Yorkshire and Humber NHS 111 procurement (which also includes the contract for the WYUC service) in the period 25 – 27 June 2012. This paper also outlines the process that has been undertaken to award the contract to provide assurance about the transparency and rigour that has been afforded to this process to give the cluster board confidence to delegate the approval of contract award.

Recommendations 3.1.

It is requested therefore that the board Approve the process as set out above Delegate authority under Section 17.21 of the Cluster PCT Standing Orders, to the Chair and Chief Executive to approve the outcome of the Yorkshire and Humber NHS 111 procurement process in the period 25 – 27 June.


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