Blended Learning – Invitation to Tender – Health Education England

Blended Learning – Invitation to Tender – Health Education England

Delivery of blended learning midwifery degree.

Blended Learning Midwifery Degree, Health Education England

Contract summary



  • Education and training services – 80000000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

18 February 2021

Closing date

22 March 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

2 August 2021

Contract end date

31 July 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

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NHS Health Education England (HEE – the Commissioner) are commencing a tender for the provision of a Blended Learning Midwifery Degree Programme – Health Education England.
Health Education England aims to commission Organisations to create an innovative, accessible midwifery degree programme that will be available across England for prospective midwifery students. The programme aims to fully exploit innovation in digital and other technologies to provide a fully blended, interactive, and innovative programme that will meet the requirements of the new standards (2019) that the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has set for pre-registration midwifery programmes.

This is an exciting opportunity to support the creation of a significantly different offer in midwifery education that will support the growth of a qualitatively different expert and professional workforce suited to the demands of 21st Century care and service.

It is anticipated that there will be one provider (s) / a consortia of providers per region. Provider (s) /Consortia are able to tender for more than one of the regions below as long as there is an established practice provider partnership in the area of provision.

Regional areas:

• London Region – Lot 1
• Midlands Region – Lot 2
• East of England Region – Lot 3
• North East and Yorkshire Region – Lot 4
• North West Region – Lot 5
• South East Region – Lot 6
• South West Region – Lot 7

The contract period will be for three years, subject to annual budget review and KPIs, with the option to extend by up to a further two years.

All costs are exclusive of VAT. The Funding is exempt and exclusive of VAT. Which under normal circumstances is not chargeable to HEE.

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 Monday 22nd March 2021 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: Blended Learning Midwifery Degree Programme – 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 ProContract dedicated Supplier Helpdesk at:

All communications should be made via the messaging function on the e-Tendering portal. During the tender exercise, the Contracting Authority requests that all communications are channelled through the e-portal system 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.


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Laura Devine


Crawley Hospital, 3rd Floor, Red Wing
West Green Drive
RH11 7DH
United Kingdom