Organisations allowed to use GPSoC
To use GP Systems of Choice (GPSoC) framework agreements, organisations must fit into the list of public sector bodies set out in the original GPSoC OJEU notice.
The Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) notice [123.03KB] lists a broad range of government departments and agencies which are allowed to use the GPSoC framework agreements. This list is reproduced below.
This list of permitted organisations applies across Lot 1, Lot 2 and Lot 3. Current contracting arrangements mean that only Lot 2 and Lot 3 are available to the permitted organisations listed.
The Lot 1 framework might be adapted in the future to enable Lot 1 services paid for locally to be called-off by these permitted organisations. This is not available at the moment.
Extract from the OJEU notice relating to participating bodies
This information is an extract from section VI Complimentary Information, Additional information (VI.3) of the OJEU notice.
"The Department of Health wishes to establish framework agreements for use by or on behalf of UK and Channel Islands Public Sector bodies (and their statutory successors and organisations created as a result of organisational changes)." This includes:
- Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) (now NHS Digital)
- NHS Bodies (A list of potential participating NHS bodies is set out below together with relevant websites where further information can be obtained)
- The NHS Commissioning Board (known as NHS England)
- GP practices
- Commissioning Support Units
- Clinical Commissioning Groups
- NHS acute trusts in England
- Other English NHS bodies
- The Isle of Man Department of Health and practices
- Health Service of Northern Ireland (HSNI)
- Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (Northern Ireland)
- Health and Social Care Board of Northern Ireland
- Health Agencies in Northern Ireland
- The Business Services Organisation
- All entities constituted pursuant to the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 (i.e. all NHS Scotland)
- Health Boards, Special Health Boards and the Common Services Agency, independent contractors to EN Standard form 02 - Contract notice 12/22
- NHS Scotland (i.e. general medical practitioners(GPs)) and the Scottish Prison Service
- NHS bodies in Wales and these include (without limitation) the 7 Local Health Boards and the 3 NHS Trusts in Wales.
- GP practices in Wales
- Other bodies concerned with the provision of related healthcare systems or services in Wales may also benefit including, without limitation, HM Prison Service and Welsh local authority bodies and Universities in Wales.
- Central Government departments and their agencies (a list of executive agencies can be found at Annex A to the Public Bodies Directory 2007 published by the Cabinet Office.
- And local council authorities (i.e. a local authority as defined in Regulation 3(2) to 5 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (the Regulations).
- Police and Emergency Services Authorities
- Police authorities and the Metropolitan Police Authority as defined by regulation 3(1)(j) to (p) of the Regulations
- Educational Establishments (i.e. schools maintained by local authorities; Academies; City technology Colleges)
- the learning and Skills Council; further education establishments, Universities and registered providers of social housing
Any contract(s) awarded can be entered into by, or for, the benefit of any one or more of the bodies listed above. This includes any successor bodies who perform the same or similar functions.