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Title: Community Ophthalmology
Published by: NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group
Authority ID: AA80887
Publication Date: 22/07/2021
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: Prior Information Notice
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Has SPD: No

Dorset CCG is seeking to commission a lead provider of a community ophthalmology service to deliver eye care to the population of Dorset.

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group


Vespasian House, Barrack Road




Contact person: Angela Hamilton

Telephone: +300 0191287



Internet address(es)

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Community Ophthalmology

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

The provision of Community Ophthalmology services in Dorset

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)



II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:



Main site or place of performance:

SOUTH WEST (ENGLAND),Dorset and Somerset

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Dorset CCG is seeking to commission a lead provider of a community ophthalmology service to deliver eye care to the population of Dorset.

II.2.14) Additional information

Please note that contract dates and the tender submission deadline date are indicative, should the CCG decide to tender the service at those times. The dates should not be construed as fixed for any future tender.

II.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice:


Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

Dorset CCG is seeking to commission a lead provider of a community ophthalmology service to deliver eye care to the population of Dorset. The eligible population is those aged 16+ who are registered with a Dorset GP.

The service will provide equitable access to eye care for service users and release capacity from acute settings enabling them to deliver more complex care.

This will be achieved by adhering to local and national pathways and best practice to deliver a service which ensures service users are referred appropriately, treated effectively, and have improved health outcomes.

The service delivered will comprise of:

•Referral refinement for new glaucoma patients, including enhanced case findings and directing the patient to the most appropriate service and care pathway

•Delivering autonomous monitoring and treatment of low to medium risk glaucoma patients

•Monitoring and treatment of glaucoma patients suitable for a shared care pathway

•Follow-up monitoring of shared care AMD patients

•Cataract follow-up appointments

•Treatment of Minor Eye Conditions

•Delivery of outpatient procedures including oculoplastic surgery and treatment of trichiasis.

The Dorset Procurement Service (DPS) is managing this Prior Information Notice (PIN) for a Market Engagement Event for Community Ophthalmology Services on behalf of NHS Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (Dorset CCG). The proposed service falls within the scope of ‘Social and other Specific Services’ set out in the Public Contracts Regulations. Consequently, it is our understanding that any procurement prior to 1st April 2022 will be subject to the current regulation and therefore the Light Touch Regime will apply.

Dorset CCG is issuing this PIN to invite suppliers to a Market Engagement Event to be held on the afternoon of Thursday 12th August 2021 via MS Teams. The purpose of which is to gather market intelligence and information; to gain a better understanding of the capacity and appetite of the market in delivering the proposed services; to establish an appropriate financial model for the service; and to determine a suitable contract length with which to optimise a cost-effective solution.

It is important to note that this PIN is NOT a Call for Competition, and as such potential providers will need to be aware that this market engagement event may inform a further Notice to be published at a later date in regard to the commissioning of this service. Dorset CCG would welcome responses from organisations who may be interested in attending the Market Engagement Event. The agenda and supporting information will be available to all suppliers including suppliers who are unable to attend the Market Engagement Event upon request by email to Please mark your email “COS Market Engagement”. Please also confirm whether you plan to attend our market engagement event by the email to by 9th August 2021.

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GO Reference: GO-2021721-PRO-18598353

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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