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NHS South of England Procurement Services, acting on behalf of Health Education England (the Commissioner) are commencing a tender for the delivery of a Pharmacy Care Home Training Programme for England. HEE, in partnership with NHS ...

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Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Health Education England
32 Russell Square
United Kingdom
Contact person: Laura Devine
NUTS code: UKI

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Pharmacy Care Home Training - Health Education England.

Reference number: NHS/SoEPS/16.317
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

NHS South of England Procurement Services, acting on behalf of Health Education England (the Commissioner) are commencing a tender for the delivery of a Pharmacy Care Home Training Programme for England.

HEE, in partnership with NHS England, through the Pharmacy Integration Fund (PhIF) has a requirement to procure training/workforce development for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians working in care home settings. This is an initial 2-year contract with a maximum value of 4 050 000 GBP for the 2 years. These figures include VAT. There is potential for a further extension of two years, following review, and efficiencies for following years will be expected. Please note payment will be related to Financial Years. The maximum value of the 4 year contract would be £8,100,000, this equates to £4,050,000 in the first two years and then another 4 050 000 GBP in the following 2 years subject to contract extension.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 6 750 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC
NUTS code: UKD
NUTS code: UKE
NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKG
NUTS code: UKH
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
NUTS code: UKK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

HEE has been asked to commission a pharmacy workforce training pathway across England that enables a holistic approach in the delivery of care for residents, patients and users of care homes and their relatives. The pathway is aligned to NHS England's Enhanced Health in Care Homes (EHCH) programme. The EHCH programme lays out a clear vision for providing joined up primary, community and secondary, social care to residents of care and nursing homes, via a range of in reach services.

Bid evaluation will include quality criteria that reflects HEE Quality Standards. Following this procurement, training for up to 300 pharmacists and pharmacy technicians per year will be available through local offices for individuals on the Care Home Pathway working. NHS England will provide a central recruitment function for this programme, which will be supported by training/workforce development packages. The providers and participating pharmacists are expected to have an active participation in the programme of evaluation coordinated by NHS England's research and evaluation team.

The overall deliverables are expected to take into consideration clinical themes aligned to NHS England requirements and encourage innovative formative of delivery tailored to specific settings.

Please access the procurement documents for further information.

Bidders are invited to access the procurement documentation at

The deadline for submission of completed ITT submissions is Friday 15.9.2017 at 12:00 (midday). Late submissions will not be accepted. The e-portal system will shut down at 12:00 and any unsubmitted bids not registered to the system at this time will not be accepted. Therefore, please submit in good time prior to the deadline date and time.

Project title: Pharmacy Care Home Training - Health Education England, please access the ITT for all documents. Should Bidders have any queries, or are having problems using the portal, they should contact the In-tend dedicated Supplier Helpdesk by calling 0845 557 8079 Monday to Friday (9:00 to 18:00) or email .

All communications should be made via the messaging function on the In-tend E-Tendering portal. During the tender exercise the Contracting Authority requests that all communications are channelled through the appointed procurement specialist on behalf of NHS South of England Procurement Services and not with the Contracting Authority itself. No Bidder, Bidder Member, or any of such Bidder's advisors, consultants or subcontractors may have ex parte communications with the Contracting Authority or any of their employees, advisors, contractors or consultants regarding the ITT, the Procurement, other than as expressly permitted in this ITT.

II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 6 750 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement
Start: 01/12/2017
End: 31/12/2020
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Form of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 131-268545
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest
Date: 15/09/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
NHS South of England Procurement Services
36 - 38 Friars Walk
United Kingdom

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: