Providing services for us

The CCG’s job, as a commissioner, is to plan, buy and check local health services.

One aspect of our work to buy local health services is procurement.

We are committed to making sure you can receive high quality, effective health services, while making sure we are spending our budget to get the best value of money for the taxpayer.

We promise to be open and honest when buying services

We are committed to ensuring that all procurement processes are fair, open and transparent.

Current opportunities

Sussex Clinical Commissioning Groups Non-Obstetrics Ultrasound Service (NOUS) Request for Information (RFI)

**Event postponed** Due to purdah restrictions, we are deferring the NOUS provider events scheduled for 12 and 14 November, until after the election.

We will share more information in due course.  Please accept our apologies for the late cancellation of the NOUS events.

The CCGs are pleased to confirm that Sussex CCGs are currently reviewing the provision of the Non-Obstetric Ultrasound Service (NOUS).  As part of developing our plans to meet this requirement, we are issuing a Request for Information (RFI) to health providers.

This is a process designed to help commissioners form a view of the best way to commission the service and is not the beginning of a tender exercise.   You are invited to complete your response and return via our eTendering Portal.

  • Reference “NHS/SOEPS/19.566 RFI” by 12pm on 4th November 2019. 

Procurement rules do not allow us to share views on the service separately with providers.  Should you have any questions, please send them to us through the portal correspondence facility.  To answer your questions within the procurement guideline, we have planned engagement workshops in Brighton and Haywards Heath.  For more information on the workshops, please visit our eTendering portal.

Completed procurements

Procurement and Assurance Approach

Please see NHS England's August 2017 publication "Procurement and Assurance Approach" which sets out:

  • relevant procurement legislation relating to the use of the multispecialty community provider Contract;
  • how the national Integrated Support and Assurance (ISAP) process will interact with the procurement;
  • key steps and considerations for CCGs;
  • GP engagement considerations during the procurement process; and
  • annexes on potential considerations in relation to workforce and estates.