G4S to provide healthcare in IRCs

It appears that NHS England is paying G4S to provide healthcare in IRCs (see below).

[This includes Pennine House at Manchester Airport.]

http://ted.europa.eu/udl?uri=TED:NOTICE:212368-2014:TEXT:EN:HTML&src=0

£55m wide ranging healthcare contract awarded to G4S Integrated Services
(UK) Ltd., covering

Lot 1 – Gatwick Estate – Brook House IRC, Tinsley House IRC and Cedars PDA Lot 2 – Heathrow Estate – Colnbrook IRC & Harmondsworth IRC Lot 3 – Bedfordshire Estate – Yarl’s Wood IRC Lot 4 – Manchester Estate – Pennine House IRC

The contract was never advertised on the OJEU. It was advertised on Supply2Health – which is for health contractors / commissioners, not the public.

Award of a contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (in the cases listed in Section 2 of Annex D1) Justification for the award of the contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU):
Directive 2004/18/EC
1) Justification for the choice of the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice in the OJEU in accordance with Directive 2004/18/EC
2) Other justification for the award of the contract without prior publication of a contract notice in the OJEU The contract has as its object services listed in Annex II B to the Directive.
Part B Service – Advertised on Supply2Health.

NHS England has commissioned integrated Healthcare services for the following Immigration Removal Centre (IRC) Estates:
Lot 1 – Gatwick Estate – Brook House IRC, Tinsley House IRC and Cedars PDA Lot 2 – Heathrow Estate – Colnbrook IRC & Harmondsworth IRC Lot 3 – Bedfordshire Estate – Yarl’s Wood IRC Lot 4 – Manchester Estate – Pennine House IRC The tender followed the Supply2Health advert for this opportunity published in December 2013.
The healthcare services will include but not be limited to: Primary Care GP and Nursing services, Healthcare Administration, Mental Heath Services (primary care and where needed some secondary care), Sexual Health Services, Clinical Substance Misuse Services, Allied Healthcare Services (e.g. Chiropody/Podiatry, Physiotherapy etc), Optometry Services, Pharmaceutical Services, Dental Services, Clinical Waste management, Radiology Services (including radiographers, radiation protection advisor/s – where X-Rays are in place), Health Promotion, Continuity of Care The above list is not exhaustive and full details on the required services were outlined in the service specification as part of the contract documents for those Bidders invited to tender.
The contract will have a period of five years (60 months) followed by 2 x one year (12 month) optional extensions. Therefroe the meximum contract term if all available extension options are taken up is 7 years (84 months).
Contract values shown are for the full (extended) 7 year contract term and are exclusive of VAT.
The services in question for this contract are Part B Services under the PPR 2006.

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