Contract for Targeted Development Programme

Contract for Targeted Development Programme

NHSBT is seeking a provider to design and deliver a Targeted Development Programme for BME and disabled staff at a Head of Department/Assistant Director/Director type level.

Targeted Development Programme

Reference number: NHSBT0510/S/SP

Deadline date:06/02/2013

This deadline is for… Expressions of interest and Completion of a PQQ/capability assessment

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out: England

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: NHS Blood and Transplant


Description of the contract

NHSBT is seeking a provider to design and deliver a Targeted Development Programme for BME and disabled staff at a Head of Department/Assistant Director/Director type level (i.e. at the equivalent level to AfC Band 8a & above) To take part in this process you will need to be able to provide evidence in the form of case studies and/or other relevent documentation of similar projects undertaken in the last 3 years at a Senior/Executive level, preferably within large organisations (over 5000 staff) and ideally within a like sector. You will need to be able to demonstrate your experience of working with and valuing a diverse range of people, including the design, delivery and evaluation of successful targeted development programmes. NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) is in a period of significant transformational change, and has recognised the importance of identifying and developing a diverse talent pool as good leadership is key to high levels of employee engagement and business transformation. A broad range of leadership development programmes and interventions for front line leaders through to Executive Directors already exist as part of Shine – the framework for NHSBT’s talent management system which encompasses all learning education and development within NHSBT. A review of NHSBT’s Shine system revealed that there is a glass ceiling to development opportunities for disabled and (BME) Black and Minority Ethnic groups. This is further exacerbated by the fact that NHSBT’s senior management tier does not reflect the diversity of the population it serves. Shine is an ambitious people strategy, designed to provide an integrated and systematic approach to talent and leadership development. It is about changing behaviours and attitudes, at individual, team, and organisational level. This will enhance and improve corporate performance through the provision of a diverse pool of talented, high calibre leaders, who will transform NHSBT, enabling the organisation to become the best organisation if its type in the world. This brief is for a targeted development programme specifically designed to address the under representation of BME and staff members with a disability at Assistant Director level and above. The programme is aimed at BME and disabled groups with the potential for future assistant and executive director roles. The programme will identify high potential BME and disabled members of staff and will provide a diverse pool of top talent for NHSBT and the wider NHS.


Classification of the contract

80570000 Personal development training services

80000000 Education and training services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria below:

Priority Description of criteria Percentage weighting
0 Technical 20.00
0 Quality 37.00
0 Delivery Performance 8.00
0 General 5.00
0 Cost 30.00

Estimated length of contract: 01/04/2013 – 31/10/2014


Who to contact

Contact name Jan Allen

Organisation name NHS Blood and Transplant

Address Filton Blood Centre, 500 North Bristol Park Northway, Filton, Bristol, Avon, BS34 7QH

Telephone 01179217234

Extension number:


Web address


How to apply

The Contracting Authority will not shortlist any supplier to be invited to tender where any of the reasons detailed in Section 23 of UK Statutory Instrument 2006 No 5, The Public Contracts Regulations 2006, are deemed to apply. Where an economic operator is unable for a valid reason to provide the financial information which the Contracting Authority is requesting in the PQQ, the Contracting Authority shall accept such other information provided by the economic operator as the Contracting Authority considers appropriate. The Contracting Authority will shortlist suppliers to be invited to tender based upon an assessment of the information provided in response to the PQQ/capability assessment. The Contracting Authority requires potential suppliers to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ)/capability assessment and potential suppliers must complete the PQQ/capability assessment using the NHSBT e-Sourcing portal. This process and information provided will be used to enable the Contracting Authority to shortlist suppliers to be invited to tender in addition to that information already referred to above. The Selection Criteria for shortlisting suppliers to be invited to tender will be economic and financial standing and technical and professional ability. The Authority reserves the right to award all, part or none of the business. The Authority may extend this contract by a further two, one-year periods. To register your company on the NHSBT eSourcing portal (this is only required once) – Browse to the eSourcing Portal at – Click the “Register now!” link – Accept the terms and conditions and click “continue” – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click “Save” when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) Once you have registered, Please take the following steps to gain access to all the relevant information and documentation – Click on ‘PQQ Open to all Suppliers’ (once you have expressed your interest in a particular contract this will then be listed in ‘My PQQ’s’) Click on the contract you are interested in. Click on Express Interest (to the left hand side of the screen) Select Buyer Attachments.