Published date: 8 March 2017

Last edited date: 8 March 2017

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 31 March 2017

Contract summary


  • Specialist vehicles - 34114000

  • Non-scheduled passenger transport - 60140000

  • Hire of passenger transport vehicles with driver - 60170000

    • Health services - 85100000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£0 to £515,000,000

Procurement reference

Wave 5

Published date

8 March 2017

Closing date

31 March 2017

Contract start date

30 April 2017

Contract end date

13 April 2019

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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

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NHS Shared Business Services Limited (NHS SBS) in partnership with Specialist Commissioning Support Service 365 Response are seeking to add Providers to the Framework Agreement for Health and Social Care Transport, for use by or on behalf of UK public sector bodies including without limitation, (I) any National Health Service (NHS) Trust, (II) other persons and bodies exercising NHS functions or otherwise providing NHS services (including, but not limited to clinical commissioning groups, commissioning support units, NHS England and foundation trusts) (being other NHS entities), (III) other UK public sector bodies providing non-health services, (IV) private sector entitles in the UK and Isle of Man public services sector. For Providers who failed to meet the application criteria the first time of applying or for any new entrants to the market during the life of the Framework Agreement, the application process will be reopened at a minimum of 6 monthly intervals and advertised accordingly. This current procurement is the fourth such 'reopening'. Please note that applications will be processed as they are received.

More information

Additional text

The overarching agreement is for 60 Months and will end in April 2019 with options to extend by 2 years. This current procurement is the fourth such "reopening". This opportunity is also advertised on OJEU.
As per section 3.3 of Document 1 The Applicant Instructions the Procurement Team will process applications as they are received. All documents associated with this procurement can be accessed via the NHS SBS eTendering portal To register on EU Supply please log on to the following website: and look for tender reference number 26286 "National Framework for Health and Social Care Transport - Wave 5". The ITT documentation will be available from Friday 20th January 2017 and should be completed and submitted by the closing date of 12 noon on 31st March 2017. For any technical support in submitting your documents please contact the e-Tendering Help-desk on 0800 840 2050 or For any other queries, please contact Andrew Payne at or telephone 0161 212 3717.

About the buyer

Contact name

Andrew Payne


NHS Shared Business Services
31 Broadway, Chandlers Point, Halyard Court,
M50 2UW


Closing: 31 March 2017