Prior Information Notice – GP Out of Hour Service – Sunderland

NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group proposes to commission a GP Out of Hour Service for the population of Sunderland.

The aims of the service are to provide a clinically safe and competent GP OOH service accessible to the local population across Sunderland.  The service will provide access to unplanned urgent care, working in partnership with the wider urgent care system across primary, community, secondary health and social care.  The service will be a visible and integral part of the Sunderland Intermediate Care Hub.

The contracting authority will develop the service model to incorporate the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012, specifically:

  • How what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the relevant area. (Area is the geographic area for which the procurement is taking place)
  • How, in conducting the process of procurement, it might act with a view to securing the improvement.

NHS Sunderland Clinical Commissioning Group intends to hold a market engagement event with interested providers during November 2014.  Further details regarding the event will be sent via the messaging portal to all those organisations who express an interest in this service.

Registering Interest

North of England Commissioning Support Unit is utilising an electronic tendering tool to manage this market engagement and communicate with organisations who have expressed an interest.  Accordingly bidders are requested to register their interest via the In-tend portal furthermore all communications and submissions will be conducted via the In-Tend portal,  It is free to register on the portal, which can be accessed at any time of day.  A dedicated helpdesk is available should potential providers have any queries and can be contacted on 0844 2728810 (Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm) /

Please note that this facility allows the provider to express an interest only in delivering this service, it is not a Pre-Qualification Process.

Please click here to view the GP out of hour improvement event summary report.