Published date: 22 January 2018

Last edited date: 22 January 2018

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Awarded contract (published 22 January 2018)

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Contract summary


  • Education and training services - 80000000

Location of contract

North East, North West, Yorkshire and the Humber, East Midlands, West Midlands, East of England, London, South East, South West

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

22 January 2018

Closing date

11 October 2017

Contract start date

2 January 2018

Contract end date

31 December 2018

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

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

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

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NHS South of England Procurement Services, acting on behalf of Health Education England (HEE - the Commissioner) are commencing a tender for the delivery of a Community Pharmacy Technician Training and Development Pilot Programme 2017/18.

HEE, in partnership with NHS England, is seeking to engage providers to deliver a training and development pilot programme focused on community pharmacy technicians working in community pharmacy practice.

The pilot programme will provide:

• Training and development opportunities for a minimum of 25 pharmacy technicians, across a variety of 25 workplaces (community pharmacies), to develop their professional, management, and leadership roles within community pharmacy.
• Organisational, team and workforce development support for community pharmacies.
• A research and evaluation component embedded within the programme to provide a formal report with a set of evidenced recommendations for future work.

Bids will be welcomed from individual providers or a consortium of providers, based on a prime provider model with rollout/recruitment expected to commence from January 2018.

This contract has a maximum length of 1 year and a maximum value of £325,000 inclusive, to cover all elements of the programme delivery. These figures include VAT.

Please access the procurement documents for further information.

Bidders are invited to access the procurement documentation at

The deadline for submission of completed ITT submissions is Wednesday 11th October 2017 at 12:00pm (midday). Late submissions will not be accepted. The e-portal system will shutdown at 12:00pm and any unsubmitted bids not registered to the system at this time will not be accepted. Therefore, please submit in good time prior to the deadline date and time.

Project title: Community Pharmacy Technician Training and Development Pilot Programme 2017/18 - Health Education England, please access the ITT for all documents. Should Bidders have any queries, or are having problems using the portal, they should contact the In-tend dedicated Supplier Helpdesk by calling 0845 557 8079 Monday to Friday (9am to 6pm) or email

All communications should be made via the messaging function on the In-tend E-Tendering portal. During the tender exercise the Contracting Authority requests that all communications are channelled through the e-tendering portal via the appointed procurement specialist on behalf of NHS South of England Procurement Services and not with the Contracting Authority itself. No Bidder, Bidder Member, or any of such Bidder's advisors, consultants or subcontractors may have ex parte communications with the Contracting Authority or any of their employees, advisors, contractors or consultants regarding the ITT, the Procurement, other than as expressly permitted in this ITT.

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