DH seeks ‘expressions of interest’ in the provision of PCT board development

The Department of Health in England (DH) is establishing a framework of organisations capable of providing development support to PCT boards, against a national standard specification.

PCTs will be responsible for determining their own local needs The DH intends to establish a framework of organisations capable of providing development support to PCT boards, against a national standard specification. The programme will be targeted at both executive and non-executive directors. Board development support packages are likely to include both diagnostic and developmental components, and will be tailored to meet specific PCT needs. The programme is likely to include a significant focus on the behaviours associated with high performing boards. Successful bidders will be required to start delivery of services from September 2008.

This is a major procurement which forms part of the Department of Health world class commissioning programme. We are seeking innovative solutions that will help ensure that PCT boards are able to take control of the commissioning agenda.

Further details about the services to be procured for the framework will be available in a Memorandum of Information (MOI), which together with a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire, will be issued to interested organisations after 2 June 2008. In addition, will host two market information days for potential providers. These will take place in Manchester on 4 June and in London on 9 June. Organisations can register for a market information day by emailing board.development@dh.gsi.gov.uk

Organisations wishing to express an interest should view the call for expressions of interest, listed on the Health Service Journal website here.

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