Commissioners in one of NHS England’s eight accountable care systems have tendered multimillion pound contract for its community services.

Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group has tendered a contract for community services worth £205m.

As part of the contract, the successful bidder must form part of an ACS in Greater Nottingham.

The CCG is one of six in the Nottinghamshire and Nottingham sustainability and transformation partnership, which was named as one of NHS England’s accelerated ACS sites in July.

The contract, due to start in July 2018, is for seven years with the option to extend for a further two.

Nottingham City Care partnership, a social enterprise that provides service to NHS organisations across the East Midlands, is currently the CCG’s main community services provider.

According to Nottingham City CCG, commissioners in the south of the county are two years into a five year community services contract.

A tender document, published earlier this month, said: “During the contract life term Nottingham City CCG will become part of an ACS across Nottinghamshire/Greater Nottingham…

“The successful provider must form part of the ACS and as part of this will be expected to help shape and deliver its part of the single risk bearing entity.”

Last week, HSJ reported that the STP had awarded Capita and Centene UK a £2.7m contract to help with development of the ACS.