Bid Tender: Funding options for the NHS and Social Care in the UK


The Health Foundation is seeking a provider to undertake a programme of research to identify a range of feasible options for the future funding of health and social care in the UK in light of the anticipated gap between projected funding and demand for services.

The aim in commissioning this research is to provide an independent and robust evidence base that can be used to improve the quality of debate on the long term funding of health and social care in the UK.

Based on previous similar work commissioned by the Health Foundation, we anticipate bids up to a maximum of £300,000 (inclusive of VAT and expenses).

Deadline: 10am Monday 7 March 2016

If you are interested in the tender please contact




HEE/NIHR Invitation to Tender for Masters in Clinical Research Studentships

National Institute for Health Research

Health Education England (HEE) and The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) are pleased to announce HEE’s intention to fund 100 masters studentships per year for the academic years 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18.

English HEIs able to offer a masters in clinical research that requires its students to manage and deliver research in a clinical setting are invited to tender for up to 10 studentships per year for each of these academic years.

The masters studentships are an integral component of the clinical academic career pathway provided by the new HEE/ NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic (ICA) Programme. Only registered non-medical/dental healthcare professionals who deliver NHS services will be eligible to receive the studentships; and supported masters courses must be promoted to, accessible to, and relevant to all of the ICA Programme eligible healthcare professions.

The new HEE / NIHR Integrated Clinical Academic Programme is replacing the previous Clinical Academic Training (CAT) and Healthcare Science Research Fellowships programmes and is open to all non-medical/dental healthcare professionals requiring statutory registration.

Tenders must be submitted by 1pm on Thursday 29th January 2015 and will be assessed in the spring by an expert review panel drawn from the pool of HEE/ NIHR ICA Programme Review Panel Members.

Funding is available to support 3 annual and consecutive cohorts of students, the first cohort being required to take up their studentships in autumn 2015.

For further information go to:

Invitation to Tender document.




2. Awarding Authority: Leicester City Council, 4th Floor, Rutland Wing, 115 Charles Street Leicester LE1 1FZ. Tel: 0116 454 4032. Email: (Amina Laher, Procurement Officer).
3. Contract type: Service contract
4. Description: The awarding authority’s LCB Depot Business Development Team helps develop new and existing creative and technology business tenants at our 4 managed workspace sites across Leicester and the wider sector communities.
As part of the service to our tenants and the wider creative and technology businesses in Leicester, the Business Development Team is looking to deliver a programme of workshops to help businesses to consider, prepare and embark on an export strategy for their business.
These activities are funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and therefore all documents relating to this activity will have to adhere to our funder’s guidelines, including presentations on standard ERDF templates and using ERDF logos on any material such as hand-outs. The ERDF publicity toolkit is available at
5. CPV Code(s): 80000000, 80500000,
6. NUTS code(s): UKF UKF2 UKF21,
7. Main site or location of works, main place of delivery or main place of performance: Not Provided.
8. Reference attributed by awarding authority: REFERENCE PAN0758
9. Estimated value of requirement: Not provided.
10. Document available until: 22.10.2014.
11. Address to which they must be sent: For further information and instructions on how to register your interest in the above contract notice please visit Website:
12. Other information: Est. start date: 27/10/2014
Est. end date: 30/11/2014
To respond to this opportunity either:1 Click on the “Apply Online” button to be found below the contact details to the right of this screen which will take you to the EastMidsTenders portal. Click on the “View Opportunities” button to view contracts and locate the Appointment of an Export Specialist Practitioner/Trainer to Deliver Workshops (PAN0758) opportunity. Register if you have not already done so to express an interest and gain access to the quotation document.
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Only quotations on the form below will be accepted. However, any supporting documents will be considered. Submissions must be received via the via the EastMidsTenders portal:
This should be returned by 14.00hrs on 22 October 2014 at the very latest.
Organisations are asked to regularly check this opportunity on Source Leicestershire for any updates. Any advertised opportunity might be updated or removed at short notice due to unforeseen circumstances.
Applicants should note that due to the technicality of the software package being used to create this advert, this Opportunity will become “invisible” at midnight, 21 October 2014. Applicants are therefore requested to save all documentation relating to this Opportunity locally
Contract Type One off
Procurement Process Quotation
Category Training & Conferences, Business, Commercial, Consultancy, Professional & Advisory Services,
Suitable for SME: Yes.
Submission return by: 22 October 2014
This contract is managed through an electronic process. To request documentation click ‘Apply online’ button on the stated website.
13. Submitted date: 13.10.2014.