To help ensure providers big and small do not miss out on possible opportunities, THIIS has rounded-up the public sector tenders in the mobility and independent living industry due to expire within the coming weeks.

To find out more about contracts up and down the country relating to stairlifts, wheelchair services, orthotic provisions and more, see the below.

North

Tender: Adaptations – Stair-lifts and Specialist Lifts to LCC Domestic & Non-Housing Properties
Deadline: 29 November 2018
Location: Yorkshire and The Humber
Buyer: Leeds City Council
Value: £2.8m
Open opportunity: The contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.
Contract start date: 01 March 2019
Contract end date: 28 February 2023
Is contract suitable for SMEs? Yes
Is contract suitable for VCSEs? Yes

Description:

Manufacture, Supply and Installation of Stairlifts and Specialist Lift to Leeds City Council Housing and Civic Estate

For more information:

Binta.Jammeh@leeds.gov.uk


Tender: Contract for the Provision of an Orthotics Service, Bespoke/Made to Measure Orthoses, and Orthoses Repairs and Adaptions
Deadline: 21 November 2018
Location: North East
Buyer: Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Value: £1.2m – £1.3m
Open opportunity: The contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.
Contract start date: 01 February 2019
Contract end date: 31 January 2021
Is contract suitable for SMEs? Yes
Is contract suitable for VCSEs? No

Description:

  • Orthopaedic supplies – 33141700
  • Surgical collars – 33141730
  • Orthopaedic footwear – 33141740
  • Splints – 33141760
  • Orthotic services – 85111600

Northumbria Healthcare Trust (the Trust) requires the provision of an orthotics service with the supply of bespoke and made to measure orthoses and the repair and adaption of orthoses. Off the shelf/standard orthoses will be stipulated by the Trust and an approved list of stock items will be provided.

The tender will be divided into two Lots for the requirements:

Lot 1 – Orthotics Service Provision and Bespoke/Made to Measure Orthoses

Lot 2 – Repairs and Adaptions to Orthoses

Each Lot will be evaluated in its own right and tenderers are permitted to bid for one or both lots.

Further details of the Contracting Authority’s requirements under the contract and other relevant information are given in tender documents.

For more information:

caroline.rose@northumberland.gov.uk


Tender: Provision of Bespoke Orthosis
Deadline: 04 December 2018
Location: North West
Buyer: Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Value: £600k
Open opportunity: The contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.
Contract start date: 01 March 2019
Contract end date: 28 February 2021
Is contract suitable for SMEs? Yes
Is contract suitable for VCSEs? No

Description:

The Provision of Bespoke Orthosis, to include Custom Made Footwear, Insoles, KAFOs, AFOs, Knee Braces, Spinal and Upper Limb, Footwear repairs and Adaptations

For more information:

janice.weedall@nhs.net


Tender: 2 Year Maintenance & Servicing Contract of Passenger, Goods & Platform Lifts. ST Helens
Deadline: 27 November 2018
Location: North West
Buyer: St.Helens Council
Value: £40k
Open opportunity: The contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.
Contract start date: 01 January 2019
Contract end date: 31 December 2020
Is contract suitable for SMEs? Yes
Is contract suitable for VCSEs? No

Description:

service inspection and maintenance of Passenger, Goods lifts, Platform & Stair Lifts – Person Hoist, Free standing & Ceiling Track hoist, Person Slings, Hydraulic Changing Beds & trollies (Electrical & Manual) for St Helens Council.

For more information:

https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=a1899ee8-d3e1-e811-80ef-005056b64545

Midlands

Tender: 1024166 – Adaptations to 5 Darwin Fields Close, Derby DE21 5LS
Deadline: 21 November 2018
Location: East Midlands
Buyer: Derbyshire County Council
Value: £35k
Open opportunity: The contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.
Contract start date: 04 February 2019
Contract end date: 29 March 2019
Is contract suitable for SMEs? Yes
Is contract suitable for VCSEs? No

Description:

Adaptations to 5 Darwin Fields Close, Derby DE21 5LS

For more information:

https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=d1102c2d-02d6-e811-80ef-005056b64545


Tender: Expressions of Interest for the Delivery of Orthotic Services to the Patients Registered within Derbyshire
Deadline: 26 November 2018
Location: East Midlands
Buyer: NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit
Open early opportunity: This means that a procurement idea is currently active, it is in the early stage of development and judging interest from potential suppliers.
Is contract suitable for SMEs? Yes
Is contract suitable for VCSEs? Yes

Description:

NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands Commissioning Support Unit (NHS Arden and GEM CSU) on behalf of NHS Southern Derbyshire Clinical Commissioning Group who are acting as Lead Commissioners across the Derbyshire CCG’s (including NHS Erewash, NHS Hardwick and NHS North Derbyshire CCG) are inviting Expressions of Interest from suitably qualified providers capable of delivering Orthotic Services to the patients registered with member GP Practices of NHS Derbyshire CCG’s for which they are the responsible commissioner.

The Orthotics Department will provide an outpatient service for the professional assessment, prescription and provision of orthotic devices, including (but not exclusive to) functional foot orthoses, ankle foot orthoses, knee ankle foot orthosis, orthopaedic footwear, spinal and upper limb orthoses. These are intended to assist the functioning of a deformed or weakened part of the body, improve mobility and reduce pain.

Service provision covers a range of different conditions, and users range from those with a slight temporary disability to those with severe chronic problems. Some conditions such as diabetes, cerebral palsy and complex orthopaedic presentations will be treated in multi-disciplinary specialist clinics alongside other professionals.

The aims of the Orthotics Services are to:

– provide a cost effective, accessible specialist orthotics service which includes the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and fitting of Orthoses for children and adults in line with the agreed access criteria, responding to changing medical and social needs of the orthotics user,

– maintain and repair Orthoses supplied by the department when deemed necessary by the clinician,

– provide appropriate orthotics, inclusive of elastic/fabric and custom made splints. To provide advice to maximise motor skills, minimise development of contracture and deformity and prevent injury in a caseload of patients with neurological and physical health needs,

– facilitate the treatment and rehabilitation of the patient during their hospital stay. This is achieved through the assessment of need and the provision of an orthoses that will either remedy or relieve a medical condition or disability, or may prevent the development of more disabling conditions,

– provide access to high quality, safe care that gives timely advice, appropriate support, assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients according to their individual need,

– ensure the service is delivered in line with current policy, learning and best evidence and provide appropriate governance and management for the service.

For more information:

http://www.contracts.mod.uk/delta/signup.html?userType=supplier


Tender: Provision of Wheelchair Services for DMRC Stanford Hall
Deadline: 22 November 2018
Location: Any region
Buyer: Ministry of Defence, C&C, Defence Medical Services (DMS)
Value:
Open opportunity: The contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.
Contract start date: 28 January 2019
Contract end date: 27 January 2022
Is contract suitable for SMEs? Yes
Is contract suitable for VCSEs? Yes

Description:

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on https://www.contracts.mod.uk/delta. You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.

Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: NWBW53UWB3. Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.

Other additional information: Suppliers must read through this set of instructions.

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on https://www.contracts.mod.uk/delta. You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.

Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: NWBW53UWB3.

The Authority has a requirement for the provision of Wheelchair Services for Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre (DMRC) at Stanford Hall (SH). The proposed Contract shall be for a period of 3 years commencing 28th January 2019 and ending 27th January 2022, with an option to extend for a further 2 years.

The successful Service Provider shall provide wheelchairs and associated services to include patient assessment, technical support, accessories, built-in maintenance, warranty and subject matter expert advice. Additionally the service provider will maintain the 20 existing ‘pool’ wheelchairs.

Within a 12-month period it is estimated that between 10 / 20 bespoke wheelchairs shall be required, although these figures may fluctuate in accordance with demand.

For more information:

https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=d1102c2d-02d6-e811-80ef-005056b64545

East

Tender: Lift Service, Maintenance and Responsive Repairs
Deadline: 27 November 2018
Location: East of England
Buyer: Flagship Housing Group
Value:
Open opportunity: The contract is currently unfulfilled but active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to contact them with bid applications.
Contract start date: 01 April 2019
Contract end date: 31 March 2023
Is contract suitable for SMEs? Yes
Is contract suitable for VCSEs? No

Description:

Routine servicing, maintenance and responsive repairs to the following system types across the Flagship Group: (1) Passenger lifts located in sheltered and general needs properties; (2) Stair lifts located in communal and domestic dwellings.

For more information:

liga.matroze@flagship-group.co.uk


 

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