NHS Workforce Alliance Framework Agreement for Insourced Services to Support the Provision of Healthcare Services by NHS and other public bodies (including Clinical Services)

  • North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) (hosted by and acting through Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.)

F02: Contract notice

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-016894

Published 19 July 2021, 11:25am

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) (hosted by and acting through Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.)

Savile Street East,


S4 7UQ




United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)

Main address


one.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at


Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

NHS Workforce Alliance Framework Agreement for Insourced Services to Support the Provision of Healthcare Services by NHS and other public bodies (including Clinical Services)

Reference number

WA 03929

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 85100000 - Health services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

To support recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative on behalf of Procurement in Partnership (comprising NHS London Procurement Partnership, East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub, NHS Commercial Solutions and NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative) in collaboration with Crown Commercial Service (CCS), together known as NHS Workforce Alliance, is seeking to award a framework agreement to be utilised by NHS and other public sector organisations. This agreement shall be available for both Providers and Commissioners of services including NHS Foundation Trusts, NHS Trusts, Special Health Authorities and others operating across all healthcare related sectors and settings, including Acute sector (eg, hospitals), Mental Health, Community Health Ambulance Services, Care Trusts, CCGs, ICSs, CICs, GPs, and others.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £2,000,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom
Main site or place of performance

United Kingdom and any of the crown dependencies (including but not limited to, the Isle of Man).

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The following Contracting Authorities are entitled to place Orders subject to NHS Workforce Alliance approval.NHS Workforce Alliance member bodies and any additional new NHS Workforce Alliance members including wholly owned companies and subsidiaries, may utilise this framework agreement during the contract term. The entities eligible to utilise this framework agreement include but will not be limited to Acute; Foundation; Ambulance; Community; Care; Primary Care; Clinical Commissioning Groups, Mental Health Trusts, Integrated Care Systems (ICS’s) and includes any Charitable Trusts to the foregoing, and other Contracting Bodies such as but not limited to Strategic and Special Health Authorities, Fire and Rescue, Police, Police Commissioners, Charities, Government, Local Government, Local Authorities including Commissioning and Social, Prisons, Education/Higher Education, Social Care and the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector, including any successor organisations or changes to the provision of the services or the responsibility/ownership of the aforementioned organisations, such as responsibility resting with local authorities changing to local government/other government or other publicly funded bodies. The framework is for the benefit of existing and emerging organisations during the life of the agreement, which includes but is not limited to providers, commissioners, delegated commissioners and support organisations.Listings of entities eligible to utilise any resulting agreement(s), subject to the approval of NHS Workforce Alliance include any other NHS/Public Sector bodies located in England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, including any of the Crown Dependencies and NHS Collaborative Procurement Organisations:The NHS in England (National Health Service for the United Kingdom) including but not limited to:Foundation Trusts, Acute (Hospital) Trusts, Ambulance Trusts, Mental Health Trusts, Care Trusts listed at:https://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/nhstrustlisting.aspxClinical Commissioning Groups: https://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CCGListing.aspxArea Teams:https://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AreaTeamListing.aspxSpecial Health Authorities: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspxNHS Improvement:https://improvement.nhs.uk/Department of Health:https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-healthArm’s Length Bodies:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-to-contact-department-of-health-arms-length-bodies/department-of-healths-agencies-and-partner-organisationsSustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and their individual constituent organisations:https://www.england.nhs.uk/stps/view-stps/Integrated Care Systems (ICS’s)NHS England » Integrated care in your areaNHS England: https://www.england.nhs.uk/ and other organisations involved in commissioning primary care services via Clinical Commissioning Groups supported by Commissioning Support Units as well as any successor bodies of any of the above entities which are responsible for commissioning most aspects of NHS care (or equivalent body established pursuant to legislation enacted as a result of, or in connection with, the White Paper, Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS published July 2010.Continued at II.2.11 and VI.3 Additional information / See ITT

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months


This contract is subject to renewal


Description of renewals

2 x 12 months

two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options

CCG: https://www.england.nhs.uk/resources/ccg-directory/CSU: https://www.england.nhs.uk/commissioning/comm-supp/csu/The Clinical Commissioning Board, Area Teams:https://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AreaTeamListing.aspx and other organisations involved in commissioning and/or overseeing General Practitioner services, GP consortia, GP Practices and any other provider of primary medical services:a) who are a party to any of the following contracts:- General Medical Services (GMS)- Personal Medical Services (PMS)- Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) and/orb) Commissioned by NHS England or other organisations involved in commissioning or overseeing General Practitioner services, as described above.The NHS in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland including but not limited to Primary care services - GPs, pharmacies, dentists and optometrists, Hospital services, and community services, including those provided through community health centres and mental health services at: NHS Wales (National Health Service for Wales): including but not limited to Welsh Health Boards, NHS Trusts and Public Health Wales:http://www.wales.nhs.uk/nhswalesaboutus/structureNHS Scotland (National Health Service for Scotland) including but not limited to Regional NHS Boards, Special NHS Boards and public health body at:http://www.scot.nhs.uk/organisations/Health and Social Care Services in Northern Ireland: (National Health Service for Northern Ireland) including but not limited to Health Trusts, Social Care Board and other HSC Agencies:http://online.hscni.net/Social Enterprise UK: https://www.socialenterprise.org.ukLocal Authority Councils in England, Scotland and Wales: county, unitary, district, borough, and metropolitan councils (parish/community councils) Local Councils in England, Scotland and Wales:https://www.gov.uk/find-local-councilLocal Authority Councils in Northern Ireland:https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/local-councils-in-northern-irelandIsle of Man (IoM) Government and associated IoM based public bodies, including all IoM Government Departments and Cabinet Office, including but not limited to: Department of Health and Social Care: https://www.gov.im/about-the-government/departments/health-and-social-care/The States of Jersey Government and administration including all Government Departments including but not limited to: Health and Social Services:https://www.gov.je/Government/Departments/HealthSocialServices/Pages/index.aspxThe States of Guernsey (Parliament and government) including but not limited to the Committee for Health and Social Care:https://www.gov.gg/article/152954/Health-and-Social-Services-DepartmentContinued at VI.3 Additional information / See ITT

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

two.2.14) Additional information

This procurement exercise will be conducted on the In-tend e-Tendering portal at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/noecpc/aspx/Home For any support in submitting your response please contact In-tend Support team at support@in-tend.co.uk (or call 0845 557 8079/+44 (0)114 4070056

Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical information

three.1) Conditions for participation

three.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions


three.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

three.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

three.2) Conditions related to the contract

three.2.2) Contract performance conditions


Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

four.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 999

In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:


four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate


20 August 2021

Local time


four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders


20 August 2021

Local time


Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

six.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

six.3) Additional information

Educational Establishments in England including schools and colleges:https://get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/ Schools in Wales:http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/address-list-of-schools/?lang=enFurther Education and 6th Form Colleges in the UK:http://findfe.com/Higher Education Recognised or listed bodies in the UK offering degree-level courses:https://www.gov.uk/check-a-university-is-officially-recognised Schools in Scotland including primary, secondary and special schools:https://education.gov.scot/parentzone/Educational Establishments in Scotland:http://www.gov.scot/Topics/Statistics/ScotXed/SchoolEducation/SchoolEstablishmentsSchools and Educational Establishments in Northern Ireland:https://www.education-ni.gov.uk/services/schools-plusHigher Education Universities and Colleges in Northern Ireland: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/articles/universities-and-colleges-northern-irelandUK Police Forces in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales including National Special Police Forces.https://www.police.uk/forces/England Fire and Rescue Serviceshttp://www.fire.org.uk/fire-brigades.htmlScottish Fire & Rescue Serviceshttp://www.firescotland.gov.uk/your-area.aspxWelsh Fire & Rescue Serviceshttp://gov.wales/topics/people-and-communities/communities/safety/fire/localservices/?lang=enNorthern Ireland Fire & Rescue Servicehttps://www.nifrs.org/areas-districts/UK Maritime & Coastguard Agencyhttps://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/maritime-and-coastguard-agency/about/access-and-openingRegistered charities in England and Wales:https://www.gov.uk/find-charity-informationRegistered charities in Scotland:https://www.oscr.org.uk/charitiesRegistered charities in Northern Ireland:http://www.charitycommissionni.org.uk/charity-search/Ministry of Defence (MOD):https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-defenceRegistered social landlords, government funded, not-for-profit organisations that provide affordable housing, including housing associations, trusts and cooperatives. England:https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/current-registered-providers-of-social-housingScotland: http://directory.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk/pages/default.aspxWales:http://gov.wales/topics/housing-and-regeneration/publications/registered-social-landlords-in-wales/?lang=en Northern Ireland:https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/contacts/housing-associations Organisations referenced above can be found detailed in either the NHS Act 2006, and/or the Public Contract Regulations 2015, and/or the Government Departments, Agencies and Public Bodies: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations• Ministerial Departments (25 including Agencies and Public Bodies)• Non-Ministerial Departments (21 including Agencies and Public Bodies)• Agencies and Other Public Bodies (376)• High Profile Groups (78)• Public Corporations (10)• Devolved Administrations (3) 

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative

Savile Street East


S4 7UQ


United Kingdom

six.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures

NOE CPC will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar standstill period at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers, in accordance with Regulation 87 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.Any tenderer wishing to appeal the decision to award the contract, or after the award of the contract appeal the award of the contract, shall have the rights set out in Part 3 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.