Published date: 04 April 2018

Last edited date: 04 April 2018



Closing date: 02 October 2017

Contract summary

Industry

  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West

Value of contract

£4,000,000

Published date

04 April 2018

Closing date

02 October 2017

Contract start date

01 September 2018

Contract end date

31 August 2021

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes


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 Master's Programme in Genomic Medicine for England.

The Master's programme in Genomic Medicine was developed through collaboration between Health Education England (HEE) and Genomics England and in partnership with NHS England (NHSE). Since 2015 HEE have funded more than 550 Master's places at Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) commissioned to deliver the course for NHS staff in England. The core aim of the Master's programme framework is to train healthcare professionals from many different disciplines (e.g. medicine, nursing, scientists and technologists) for whom the knowledge from genomics will impact on their service delivery to patients.

The current delivery contract ends in September 2018. Due to the success of the programme, HEE is seeking a new contract with up to seven HEIs in England to deliver the Master's programme with the expectation that the final cohort of students will complete the course by September 2023. The contract will be for an initial three years with the possibility for a two year extension. The overall budget for the programme will be evenly distributed amongst the successful HEIs upon contract award with a maximum total financial envelope of £1 million per annum, with the exception of the final year where no student recruitment will take place. The final year of the contract will therefore have a £0 value. This distribution will be reviewed at the end of each academic year and can be adjusted based on provider performance.

Please access the procurement documents for further information.

Bidders are invited to access the procurement documentation at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/soepscommissioning.
The deadline for submission of completed ITT submissions is Monday 2nd October 2017 at 12:00pm (midday). Late submissions will not be accepted. The e-portal system will shutdown at 12:00pm 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: Master's programme in Genomic Medicine - 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 (9am to 6pm) or email support@in-tend.co.uk.


About the buyer

Contact name

Laura Devine

Address

36 - 38 Friars Walk
Lewes
BN7 2PB
England

Email

laura.devine@soeprocurement.nhs.uk


Other information

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Additional text

Bidders are invited to access the procurement documentation at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/soepscommissioning.


The deadline for submission of completed ITT submissions is Monday 2nd October 2017 at 12:00pm (midday). Late submissions will not be accepted. The e-portal system will shutdown at 12:00pm 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: Master's programme in Genomic Medicine - 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 (9am to 6pm) or email support@in-tend.co.uk.


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.


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.


Closing date: 02 October 2017