Career Advisory Service – Invitation to Tender

Career Advisory Service – Invitation to Tender

NHS South of England Procurement Services, acting on behalf of the NHS Leadership Academy, are commencing a tender for the provision of a Career Advisory Service.

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


Published date

05 February 2019

Closing date

08 March 2019

Contract start date

01 May 2019

Contract end date

31 October 2020

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




NHS South of England Procurement Services (SoEPS), acting on behalf of the NHS Leadership Academy (the Commissioner) are commencing a tender for the provision of a Career Advisory Service.


To establish a career planning and advisory service for clinicians complete with fully worked up processes, materials and resources that will be embedded within a range of offers provided by local Academy teams.


• To enable aspiring clinical leaders to have a better understanding of their career path to take a more planned approach to their careers, helping them to ensure they end up in the best possible roles for them, their skills, abilities and values.
• To equip aspiring clinical leaders with the tools and resources to given themselves the best possible chance of securing an executive role and successfully navigate the board appointment process.
• Ultimately to increase the proportion of clinicians in senior executive roles.


This support would be initially targeted and piloted at those who are currently operating at one below board level with a clinical background, Deputy Medical Director or Director of Nursing, Clinical Directors, Band 9 and Band 8d nursing, medical and other senior clinical leaders.

The maximum value of this contract is £80,000 exclusive of any applicable VAT.

Bidders are invited to access the procurement documentation at

Please access the ITT procurement documents for further information.

The deadline for submission of completed ITT submissions is Friday 08 March 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: Career Advisory Service – NHS Leadership Academy – NHS/SoEPS/19.478, please access the ITT for all documents. Should Bidders have any queries regarding registration 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



How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.