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Private sector consortium wins commissioning support services contract

A private sector consortium has won a contract to provide commissioning support services to 23 clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in Yorkshire and the Humber.

The consortium, called eMBED, consists of health information business Dr Foster, advisory firm Mouchel Consulting, accountancy firm BDO and consultancy Engine.

It is understood that the contract will last for four years with an option of extending it for an extra year. It will be worth approximately £18 million per annum, according to HSJ.

The consortium will take over from the Yorkshire & Humber Commissioning Support Unit (CSU). Yorkshire and Humber CSU failed to secure a place on the NHS England Lead Provider Framework and, as a result, will close at the end of March 2016.

The contract is thought to be the largest commissioning support service contract won by a private provider.

The CCGs also awarded two smaller, three-year contracts to the North of England CSU.

In September this year, it was reported that the procurement process for the support services contract had been extended by five weeks due to an alleged lack of interest from providers.


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Posted on: 08/12/2015

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