This notice is placed in order to facilitate early engagement with potential providers, and relates only to a pre-procurement market briefing.
NHS England - South East (NHSE) are seeking to commission Mandatory Dental Services (MDS) in the Kent, Sussex and Hampshire & Isle of Wight area, and will be holding a procurement process to award new contracts for service commencement from April 2023.
Prospective bidders are warmly invited to a pre-procurement market briefing event held virtually through Microsoft Teams on the following date:
5pm - 7pm Wednesday 12th October 2022 by MS Teams
The event has been arranged to take place to avoid any clash with clinical sessions and will be hosted online.
The procurement(s) are anticipated to commence from late October 2022, inviting tenders to deliver services for specific lotted areas, with phased contract commencement anticipated in the period from April to September 2023. NHSE anticipates contracting for services under a PDS agreement.
To allow potential providers to reflect on the proposed services, the Commissioner has provided early indicative information as part of this notice.
At the briefing, we will share further detail of the commissioner's objectives, the proposed specification for the service and pricing strategy. We will also provide details of the e-Procurement system (being used to procure these services) and how the procurement and selection process will operate.
To access the information suite and express an interest, interested providers should register on the e-procurement system, Atamis, available on the following link: https://health-family.force.com/s/Welcome and express interest via the 'Live Opportunities' list.
Please note that you will need to be registered on Atamis and select the option to 'register an interest' under the project Market Briefing: Mandatory Dental Services NHSE South East (Kent, Sussex & HIOW), followed by completing and submitting the Market Briefing Event Registration form.
In order to attend the Market Briefing Event, please ensure that you submit the registration form via Atamis by no later than 12 Noon on Tuesday 11th October 2022, including your contact details as requested. Details on how to access the briefing will be provided to all responses received prior to this closing date.
The briefing event is open to all providers who may want to deliver NHS mandatory dental services in the future. In order to establish fair representation, availability for this event is limited to a maximum of two individuals per organisation.
Providers are reminded that the information documents provided in Atamis are indicative draft versions only and subject to change. Providers should not rely upon these documents when submitting any future bids, instead referring to the tender documentation released with the relevant tender opportunity.
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