Published date: 8 July 2021

Last edited date: 5 August 2021

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: 13 August 2021, 1pm

Contract summary


  • Higher education services - 80300000

Location of contract


Value of contract

£0 to £250,000

Procurement reference


Published date

8 July 2021

Closing date

13 August 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

29 September 2021

Contract end date

28 September 2026

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (below threshold)

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

This procedure can be used for procurements below the relevant contract value threshold.

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NHS Health Education England (HEE - the Commissioner) are looking to engage an organisation that will provide Leadership Programme for Surgical Trainees.

The School of Surgery seeks a provider to assist in delivery of educational content that relates directly to the professional behaviours agenda set out in the Generic Professional Capabilities (GPC) framework published by the GMC in 2017. The new surgical curricula published by the Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum Project (ISCP) in August 2021 describe specific competency outcomes to be achieved in a variety of domains within leadership and management and a comprehensive programme of activity that attends to the needs of surgical trainees in all Phases (1-3) of postgraduate surgical training is required.

It is anticipated that the programme will comprise a blended learning approach with use of the HEE Postgraduate Virtual Learning Environment (PGVLE) as the preferred digital learning platform. The programme will culminate in the option of participation in a dedicated, bespoke course for senior trainees (Specialty Trainee 7-8) for those who wish to develop this area of practice as a sub-specialty, non-clinical practice during a Consultant Surgeon career. It is expected that such a programme will produce considerable potential benefits to both surgical services in the region and ultimately the wider NHS and patient care.

The maximum financial envelope for this procurement exercise is £250,000 inclusive of Vat (£50,000 inc. Vat per year). The contract period will be for 1 year with the option to extend by up to a further four years (1+1+1+1) subject to annual review and available budget.

The deadline for submission of completed ITT submissions is 7th August 2021 at 12:00pm (midday). Late submissions will not be accepted therefore, please submit in good time prior to the deadline date and time. All communications should be made via the messaging function on the e-Tendering portal during the tender exercise.

Deadline of submission has been extended to 13th August 2021 at 12noon (midday)

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.

To express interest and access the Tender Documentation please use the link below:

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

Leadership Programme for Surgical Trainees - Health Education England

  • Opportunity
  • Published 8 July 2021, last edited 8 July 2021

About the buyer

Contact name

Sarah Ambrose


Duncombe Street