Published date: 21 June 2021

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Early engagement (published 21 June 2021, last edited 21 June 2021)

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Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

21 June 2021

Closing date

20 September 2021

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Health Education England (HEE - the Commissioner) are putting out this notice as a Request for Information (RFI) to obtain information from potential providers into the likely interest in the proposed Global Health Partnerships Framework.

The Global Health Partnerships Directorate at HEE builds international partnerships to strengthen health systems and services in England and across the world. Working with partners to plan, educate and train an international health workforce. We are seeking NHS provider groups and local NHS Systems group to partner with on new global opportunities.

The Framework will be open to NHS systems and providers which take NHS trainees, including Integrated Care Systems (ICS), Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs), Foundation Trusts, and University Hospitals. NHS organisations can join the Framework individually or as part of a consortium or system. HEE strongly recommends providers collaborate with other healthcare providers, Higher Education Institutes (HEIs) and social care providers to improve their chances of hosting partnerships. A lead provider can be identified to complete the compliance process.

For the RFI document please access the portal and Express Interest for the RFI document and complete the questionnaire:

Please ensure the completed RFI questionnaire is sent back via the e-tendering portal only (ProContract).

It is also our intention to host a planned webinar (Market Engagement) in July 2021 to share more information with organisations interested in potential opportunity to be listed on the Global Health Partnerships Framework.

Please RSVP by Friday 9th July 2021 (12noon) with the name, title and contact details for attendees (a maximum of two attendees per organisation) to and an invite to the MS Teams session will be sent prior to the confirmed webinar date.

The process will also provide an opportunity to network with others in this field. HEE will use the opportunity to gather intelligence and may influence and inform the development of the final tender. The procurement process we anticipate following, general discussion and requests for information and will be conducted under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

The contracting authority reserves the right not to proceed with the Procurement, or any part thereof, or change the requirements as necessary at any time. The Contracting Authority requests that all communications are channelled through the e-portal system and not with the Contracting Authority itself other than as expressly permitted within this ITT.

If you are having problems using the portal, please contact the ProContract dedicated Supplier Helpdesk at:

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About the buyer

Contact name

Sarah Ambrose


1st Floor, Blenheim House
Duncombe Street
United Kingdom


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