Published date: 17 April 2019

Last edited date: 17 April 2019

This notice was replaced on 12 August 2019

This notice does not contain the most up-to-date information about this procurement. The most recent notice is:

Awarded contract (published 12 August 2019)

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Contract summary


  • 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


Procurement reference


Published date

17 April 2019

Closing date

22 May 2019

Contract start date

16 September 2019

Contract end date

31 August 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

Non-OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued below a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



NHS South of England Procurement Services (SoEPS), acting on behalf of Health Education England (HEE - the Commissioner) are commencing a tender for the provision of a Paramedics in Primary Care, Masters Award Development Programme.

The core aim of the project is to ascertain the viability of developing graduate paramedics from the point of registration through a four-year part-time Masters programme to a point at which they can perform a valuable role across the urgent and primary as well as emergency care sectors. Under the programme, newly qualified paramedics (NQPs) from the point of registration will undertake a four-year, distance learning, part-time Masters programme, supported by high quality practice-based learning opportunities with placements in urgent and primary care.

It is the intention of the Authority that the contract period will be four years and the maximum value will be £139,800 inclusive of VAT:

Value for 4-year programme by year (based on an intake of 20 students)

Year 1 = £46,200
Year 2 = £46,200
Year 3 = £0.00 (Gap Year)
Year 4 = £47,400

The Authority retains the option to extend the contract by a further 3 year period. With the maximum value of a seven year contract being £232,200 inclusive of VAT.

Bidders are invited to access the procurement documentation at
Please access the ITT procurement documents for further information.

The deadline for submission of completed ITT submissions is Wednesday 22 May 2019 at 12:00pm (midday). Late submissions will not be accepted. The e-portal system will shutdown at 12:00pm and any un-submitted 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: Paramedics in Primary Care, Masters Award Development Programme - Health Education England - NHS/SoEPS/19.491, 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 5pm) 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 e-portal system via 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.

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About the buyer

Contact name

Laura Devine


Unit 18 Solent Industrial Estate