We want to make clear again that HEFT have decided not to negotiate with the LOC over any terms or fees, and the LOC are not part of the bidding process, and the LOC doesn’t take any responsibility in ensuring that this information is disseminated to all practices. HEFT have now informed us that they are going to ask NHS England to assist in reaching all contractors.
We are posting this in order to be as helpful as we can be.
HEFT/Heartlands have contacted the LOC and asked us to pass on the following email and attachment:
“I have just received notification from Heart of England NHS FT Procurement dept. that the tender documents are ready to access and for optometry sites to review and apply if they so wish. The advert can be found on the finditinbirmingham website or people can go directly via the following link whereby you register to view and then apply:
There are a few questions to answer to register onto the Bravo system, one of them being to choose a category. The one you want is RVO. R-Purchased healthcare, RV-Screening Medical & Associated services, RVO- Optometrists
Once completed you will receive a website password to access the tendering portal.
Any questions regarding this process should be sent to procurement – Gaynor.McGarry@heartofengland.nhs.uk
And once you start completing questions, any clarification questions relating to the service/contract should be made through the tendering portal itself not to Gaynor or myself.
Joint Programme Manager & Grading Centre Manager
Senior Screener & Grader
Birmingham, Solihull & Black Country DESP
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
Direct: 0121 424 2039
Centre PA: 0121 424 3049
Joint Programme Manager email:
Patient data (NHS.net):