INTRODUCTION AND OVERVIEW
1.1 Background and Context to the Procurement
NHS Arden and Greater East Midlands CSU (NHS Arden & GEMCSU) on behalf of NHS England North Midlands (referred to as the Commissioners) is inviting suitably qualified and experienced providers to deliver Personal Dental Services (PDS) within Rugeley area which is located 6 miles from Cannock and 10 miles from Stafford.
NHS England North Midlands serves a population of approximately 3.6 million within the geographical boundaries of Staffordshire, Shropshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire including the market town of Rugeley which is located in the Cannock Chase District of Staffordshire with a population of around 23,000. NHS England North Midlands are responsible for commissioning all types of dental care within such geographical boundaries including primary care, secondary care, community and offender health services from a budget of around £150 million.
1.2 Objectives of the Procurement
The key objectives of this Procurement are:
• To commission an NHS dental practice within a 1 mile radius of WS15 2EJ and provide Personal Dental Services to the patient community from and around Rugeley area.
• And by doing so offer patients further choice of Personal Dental Service provider.
1.3 Scope of Services
The Preferred Bidder shall have the capacity and capability to deliver innovative and high quality patient-centred personal dental services that provides value for money. The Preferred Bidder will also be required to assist the patient community with keeping their mouth, teeth and gums healthy and free of pain by offering various services which include but are not limited to treatments listed below:
• root canal treatment
• crowns and bridges
• any preventive treatment, such as a scale and polish, an appointment with the dental hygienist, fluoride varnish or fissure sealants
• white fillings