Published date: 27 January 2023

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 15 February 2023

Contract summary


  • Market and economic research; polling and statistics - 79300000

  • Economic research services - 79311400

  • Health services - 85100000

    • Pharmacy services - 85149000

Location of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

27 January 2023

Closing date

15 February 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



NHS England is currently requesting additional information from potential suppliers.
To commisison an independent supplier to proceed with a comprehensive analysis to understand the current financial situation for pharmacy contractor models of various sizes, looking across NHS and non-NHS work, and across geographic locations. As a part of the final negotiated Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) (year 4 and year 5) deal, NHSE publicly made a binding commitment to "commission an economic analysis of NHS pharmaceutical services through an independent review, using data provided by contractors, and [to] work with PSNC on the review." This information will be critical to both NHSE and HMT inform any SR bids and future pharmacy negotiations. NHSE's vision is for the community pharmacy sector to play an increased role in the delivery of integrated primary care services to support the signifcant access challenges in primary care. This expansion is essential to release capacity in the wider NHS to address more acute and complex health conditions and to maintain the long-term economic benefit to the NHS.

We would welcome additional information on this request for information to submit this please follow this link -

About the buyer

Contact name

Natalie Hailwood


Quarry Hill