Four bidders have been shortlisted by the East of England SHA as potential acquirers of Bedfordshire and Luton Partnership NHS Trust (BLPT):
The CCP will assess the extent to which the acquisition of BLPT by any of the four shortlisted bidders may limit competition for mental health services contracts in Bedfordshire and Luton or a wider area. The CCP will also assess any benefits to patients or taxpayers that may arise from this acquisition.
The CCP would welcome submissions from interested individuals and organisations on this issue or on any other matter relevant to the CCP's assessment of this transaction under the Principles and Rules of Cooperation and Competition.
The closing date for submissions is 24 July 2009.
Disclosure of Interest (04/09/09) [189 KB]
Restart of inquiry (26/08/09) [128 KB]
Suspension of inquiry (17/08/09) [129 KB]
Notice of Acceptance (10/07/09) [182 KB]
|CCP publishes Notice of Acceptance||10 July 2009|
|Closing date for Phase 1 submissions||24 July 2009|
|Deadline for completion of Phase 1 *||16 September 2009|
|Deadline for completion of Phase 2 (if required)**||11 January 2010|
* At the end of Phase 1, the CCP will either:
** Phase 2 allows the CCP to conduct a more in-depth investigation where this is required to fully assess a merger.
NB. This timetable will be updated as required during the course of the inquiry.