Recruitment Services for NHS

Recruitment Services for NHS

Recruitment and Support of LAY Members.

Reference number: NHSBT0526

Deadline date:23/04/2013

This deadline is for… Advert closing date

Contract value:£0 – £1

Location where the contract is to be carried out: England locations throughout United Kingdom or as and where required by ODT

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

Organ Donation and Transplantation (ODT) is a directorate within NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) managing organ donation and retrieval from deceased donors across the UK. The Solid Organ Advisory Groups bring together clinicians (surgeons, physicians, nurse coordinators), commissioners and members of the UK Departments of Health and members of NHSBT, not only to advise on selection and allocation policies but also to promote organ donation and transplantation, monitor outcomes and ensure good governance. An external, independent review of the work of the Advisory Groups structure was commissioned by NHSBT in 2012, resulting in recommendations for improvement. Key recommendations included that generic Terms of Reference be developed which the Solid Organ Advisory Groups can adapt for their specific organ, and that there be increased lay involvement with lay members being appointed to join the Solid Organ Advisory Groups with a transparent approach to recruitment, training and support and the hosting of an annual meeting of lay members and NHSBT. NHSBT is initially seeking support to develop a job description and person specification for this role, management of the recruitment and induction process and ongoing support of the Lay Members, including organising the Lay Members annual meeting. This would be done in collaboration with ODT and lay involvement.



Classification of the contract

79600000 Recruitment 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: Lowest price

Estimated length of contract: 01/10/2013 – 30/09/2016


Who to contact

Contact name Janice Allen

Organisation name NHS Blood and Transplant

Address , BS34 7QH

Telephone 01179217234

Extension number:


Web address


How to apply

NHSBT would like to provide the opportunity for interested companies to express an interest and review documentation, in relation to Recruitment and Support of LAY Members. As this opportunity will be published on the Bravo Solutions ePortal, you will have to register onto this system, in order to download the correct documentation and upload your submission. To register your company on the 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 email us on the email provided to confirm your interest and we will add you to the project. Any problems do not hesitate to contact us.