Tender for NHS Insourced Service Provision for Healthcare

Tender for NHS Insourced Service Provision for Healthcare

This Framework shall provide access to a wide range of insourced service solutions in support of delivery of compliant and high quality patient focused healthcare.

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

Contract summary



  • Health services – 85100000

Location of contract

S4 7UQ

Value of contract


Procurement reference

WA 03929

Published date

19 July 2021

Closing date

20 August 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 October 2021

Contract end date

30 September 2023

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?





As part of the recovery from the COVID pandemic, the NHS and other public sector organisations have a requirement to supplement, support and expand their own in-house capacity through use of insourced service provision. This framework shall provide access to a wide range of insourced service solutions in support of delivery of compliant and high quality patient focused healthcare. This shall include provision of a wide range of clinical and medically related insourcing services, including but not limited to; Diagnostics, Diagnostic Imaging, Cardiology, Endoscopy, ENT, General Surgery, Gynaecology, Opthalmology, Orthopaedics, Physiotherapy, Urology, Dermatology and all other specialities and functions.

The NHS procurement organisations which are part of NHS Workforce Alliance are NHS Commercial Solutions, East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub, NHS London Procurement Partnership (LPP), NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) and Crown Commercial Service (CCS) These organisations are working together to award a framework agreement for the provision of these services for use by NHS and other public sector organisations.

This procurement is to establish a framework agreement for a range of ‘Healthcare Services’ which fall under the Light Touch Regime (LTR), Schedule 3, for the purposes of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. This framework agreement and its operational features, including the re-opening of the framework agreement at six-monthly intervals throughout the life of the framework, have been designed in line with the flexibilities offered under the Public Contracts Regulations when procuring such Light Touch Regime services.

The service aims are:
o To support and supplement the delivery of high quality treatment that is safe and effective in NHS facilities or their equivalent organisation in England, Wales (Healthcare Inspectorate Wales), Scotland (The Care Inspectorate) and Northern Ireland (Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority), and Central Government/Local Authority or premises identified by the customer facilities where applicable.
o To facilitate enhanced delivery of the patient pathway from referral to treatment and discharge, for the benefit of patients and the population at large, by reducing waiting times, improving the patient experience and avoiding/minimising delays.
o Provide innovative and flexible service outputs in order to meet the substantial needs of NHS and other public sector organisations during the period of COVID recovery and beyond, the focus of which may change over time
o To provide the relevant qualified clinical or non-clinical staff as part of an overall insourcing service delivery model, where appropriate, to perform clinical procedures and supporting activities including administration, diagnostics and further therapies
o Improve efficiency of operating, including through reduction of unnecessary or inappropriate ref…


More information


Additional text
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Is a Recurrent Procurement Type? : No


How to apply


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


About the buyer


Contact name

Michelle Walker


Savile Street East
South Yorkshire
S4 7UQ
United Kingdom


0114 212 7437