Published date: 17 January 2022

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: 1 February 2022, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Business and management consultancy and related services - 79400000

Location of contract

East Midlands

Value of contract

£10,000 to £25,000

Procurement reference


Published date

17 January 2022

Closing date

1 February 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

21 February 2022

Contract end date

31 March 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The University Hospitals of Northamptonshire wish to procure the management consultancy services to assess the future bed and theatre demand and capacity across the group acute sites at Northampton and Kettering General Hospitals. This will require analysis of the current bed and theatre capacity, and the future requirement taking into account the projected growth in population and future scenario planning for:
-Length of stay
-Activity delivery efficiencies e.g. increased use of day case, ambulatory care and Same Day Emergency Care (SDEC)
-Activity shifts between sites
-Changes in community provision
-Theatre efficiencies (session and in session utilisation)
-Covid assumptions on social distancing

More information


Additional text

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

About the buyer

Contact name

Gail Thorburn


Rothwell Road
NN10 9PN