Published date: 22 August 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: 22 September 2017

Contract summary


  • Supply services of medical personnel - 79625000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

22 August 2017

Closing date

22 September 2017

Contract start date

20 November 2017

Contract end date

20 November 2020

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



NHS England General Practice Forward View (GPFV) committed £2.4 billion of extra funding to General Practice. In
terms of workforce, the GPFV aims to deliver an additional 5,000 medical practitioners (doctors) working in
General Practice before April 2020.

A key part of the GPFV is to recruit a proportion of the additional 5000 general medical practitioners (GPs)
from overseas from Autumn 2017 through to April 2020. It is currently anticipated that between 2,000 and
3,000 of those 5000 GPs may be recruited from overseas. This is an approximate number based on
anticipated requirements. The actual number of GPs recruited through this potential framework agreement
may be more or less than the anticipated 2,000 to 3,000.

To support this, NHS England is seeking to establish a Framework Agreement of International Recruitment
service providers.

Potential Providers will be required to deliver all of the following services if appointed on to the resulting
Framework Agreement:

- Recruitment Services (including: identification and sourcing of candidates, leading recruitment campaigns,
visa/immigration screening and interviewing of candidates, pre-employment screening, basic induction)

- Non-clinical training Services (including off-shore and residential on-shore within England)

- Relocation Services

Potential Providers seeking to be appointed on to the Framework Agreement must have the ability to deliver
all of the services, either directly through their own organisation or via the support of subcontracting/
supply chain arrangements. Bids from Single Bidding Entities, Consortia (Group of Economic
Operators) and/or Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) are permitted.

A full description of the requirements are provided within Document 2: Statement of Requirements within the
Invitation To Tender (ITT) documentation associated with this opportunity, which is available via

The estimated total maximum value for the entire duration of the framework agreement is in the region of £100,000,000.Be advised that his amount is is only an estimate. The Authority cannot guarantee to Suppliers any
business through this Framework Agreement.

More information


Additional text

This procurement exercise will be conducted via the Authority's e-tendering portal
( There will be no hard-copy documents issued to
Potential Providers and all communications between Potential Providers and the Authority, including tender
submissions will be through the e-tendering portal.

About the buyer


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