NHS SOUTH, CENTRAL AND WEST COMMISSIONING SUPPORT UNIT
Value of contract: £640k
Closing date: 10 October 2018
East Berkshire Clinical Commissioning group (on behalf of The London Focus Group (LFG)) are intending to proceed with a one-year extension of their current contract with Optum for commissioning support of NHS healthcare services. Optum represent the London Focus Group in the contract negotiation and management (including raising data challenges and disputes) of 16 non-specialist providers in London. The total planned contract values that were managed by Optum in 2018/19 were c£64m. This contract extension will provide short term cover to the CCGs whilst they review the longer term provision of their commissioning support in light of changing national guidance and directives.