Published date: 2 May 2017

Last edited date: 2 May 2017

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Contract summary


  • Business and management consultancy services - 79410000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

2 May 2017

Approach to market date

27 April 2017

Contract start date

3 July 2017

Contract end date

29 September 2017

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The Care Quality Commission ("CQC") is inviting Expressions of Interest in a potential requirement for the provision of Business Analysis and Strategy Development support, for and on behalf of Healthwatch England.

Healthwatch England has a statutory function to provide support and advice to local Healthwatch and to give information and advice about the views and experiences of the public and people using health and care services.

Healthwatch England has identified that it will become an intelligence lead organisation, which will rely on the quality and consistency of lived experience data collected by local Healthwatch. To achieve this Healthwatch England will need to understand the network in greater detail, so we can develop the right interventions, supporting local Healthwatch to deliver outstanding quality in a consistency way.

To meet this, Healthwatch England are seeking to procure Business Analysis support which will encompass an assessment of the external and internal environments, to clarify the key factors and components and interdependences that enable local Healthwatch to function in an effective, consistent and sustainable manner. These are expected to include activity around culture, consistency and quality.

To express an interest, please send an e-mail (quoting reference CQC PSO 111) to . When responding, please confirm your organisation's name and contact details.

Please note that at this stage CQC only wishes to gather expressions of interest only in this potential service requirement - this Prior Information Notice is not at this time a call for tenders or a pre-qualification exercise, and has been developed to provide CQC & Healthwatch with information to inform potential future service requirements which CQC & Healthwatch may pursue.

In the event that CQC & Healthwatch do proceed with a future tender exercise, this is not presently anticipated to occur earlier than mid-May 2017.

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Financial year Budget
2017/2018 £0

About the buyer

Contact name

CQC Commercial and Contracts Team


6th Floor, Citygate
Newcastle upon Tyne