Published date: 11 November 2019

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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

NHS/SoEPS/19.582 ITT

Published date

11 November 2019

Closing date

13 December 2019

Contract start date

1 April 2020

Contract end date

31 March 2021

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

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

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

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NHS South of England Procurement Services (SoEPS), acting on behalf of Health Education England (HEE - the Commissioner) are commencing a tender for the provision of Community Pharmacist Consultation Service - Continuing Professional Development Workshops.
HEE, in partnership with NHS England & Improvement, is seeking to engage providers to deliver continuing professional development (CPD) workshops for pharmacists working in sites that deliver, or are intending to deliver, the NHS Community Pharmacist Consultation Service (CPCS) via NHS 111 and General Practice.

The provider will be responsible for the delivery of:
• Face to face workshops focused on realigning and updating the practical clinical assessment and examination skills of pharmacists
• An overview of the CPCS and how this sits alongside Urgent Care, General Practice, and the wider NHS healthcare system.
• Evaluation of the workshops including follow up of impact in practice within a 3 month time frame of completion.

The programme will be delivered across seven Lots, each covering a geographic area.

The contract period of one year will be a maximum value of £3,000,000 inclusive of VAT. For the contract value breakdown by Lot please see the Specification.

Bidders are invited to access the procurement documentation at
Please access the ITT procurement documents for further information.

More information



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The deadline for submission of completed ITT submissions is Friday 13 December 2019 at 12:00pm (midday). Late submissions will not be accepted. The e-portal system will shutdown at 12:00pm and any un-submitted 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 Pharmacist Consultation Service - Continuing Professional Development Workshops - Health Education England - NHS/SoEPS/19.582, 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 5pm) 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-portal system 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.

About the buyer

Contact name

Laura Devine


Unit 18 Solent Industrial Estate