Tender/PIN Alert: NHS North of England, Highlands & Islands Enterprise NHS Market Ready

Susanne Woodman, our Eye on Tenders, is still scanning the skies for opportunities. Here are two important ones:

  • NHS North of England (NOE): The Commercial Procurement Collaborative (CPC) is seeking to appoint providers to a framework agreement for the provision of a range of healthcare consultancy services for use by the NHS and other eligible bodies. The new framework starts 1 March, extending for four years with a value of £10m. The agreement has six Lots with different requirements and awards will be to six providers per Lot. Documents can be requested until 19 January 2018. Tender information is located at the CPC page–detailed information can be seen by clicking on the ‘View New Contract Notice’ button. 
  • Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE)-NHS Market Ready: HIE leads the Northern Innovation Hub (NIH). The relevant part for healthcare technology is NHS Market Ready, to benefit small and emerging businesses and social enterprises which want to present, test and trial products and services and secure commercial opportunities with the NHS. This is a PIN so applicants can obtain descriptive documents and demonstrate interest at Public Contracts Scotland–click on the tabs. Also Scottish Business News Network on  the NIH’s £16 million initiative for businesses in the Highland Council Area