The NHS North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) has published a new open contract notice surrounding a framework agreement for the provision of employee development services, including apprenticeships.
Published on April 16, 2021, the framework agreement is intended to support NHS trusts and organisations in the easy, compliant procuring of continuing professional development (CPD) and educational services, including apprenticeships support and provision.
When live, the framework agreement is estimated to have the potential to deliver value to the NHS of up to £100m.
The initial contract notice will run for a month, until May 17, 2021, to allow NOE CPC to accept interested bids.
Once vetted, the two-year framework agreement is to go live on July 1, 2021.
It will accessible by all NOE CPC members and other appropriate NHS and public sector organisations, providing a flexible vehicle to contract with providers for a range of services around employee development.
The contract is marked as suitable for SME businesses.