National Framework Agreement for Financial Services

A Tender Notice

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Framework (Services)
4 year
14 Jul 2022
To 28 Jul 2026 (est.)
18 Aug 2022 13:00



United Kingdom:

Geochart for 1 buyers and 0 suppliers


The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust's Commercial Procurement Service seeks to introduce a Framework Agreement which will allow UK public sector bodies to procure a range of financial services. Proposed framework: Lot 1 – Outsourced Financial Services Lot 2 – Accounts Payable Review Service Lot 3 – VAT Review Service Lot 4 – Total Spend Analysis Lot 5 – Continuing Healthcare Invoice Validation Lot 6 – Private Patients Optimisation Service Lot 7 – Telecommunications Review Service Tenders may be submitted for one or more Lots.

Lot Division

1 Outsourced Financial Services

Lot 1 concerns the provision of a managed service for outsourced financial services.

2 Accounts Payable Review Service

Lot 2 concerns the provision of an Accounts Payable Review Service. Suppliers will offer an end to end service to identify and recover savings by interrogating Accounts Payable related transactional information.

3 VAT Review Service

Lot 3 concerns the provision of a VAT Review Service, on either an annual, or ongoing monthly or quarterly basis. Suppliers will identify additional VAT recovery and check over paid/under declared VAT, prior to the annual HMRC deadline, to avoid legitimate VAT recovery being lost.

4 Total Spend Analysis

Lot 4 concerns the provision of a Total Spend Analysis service, providing a comprehensive analysis of non-pay spend and analysis of transactions from financial and other systems.

5 Continuing Healthcare Invoice Validation

Lot 5 concerns the provision of a Continuing Healthcare Invoice Validation service, identifying and recovering overcharges and overpayments from Continuing Healthcare (CHC) suppliers.

6 Private Patients Optimisation Service

Lot 6 concerns the provision of a Private Patients Optimisation Service, including data validation, consultancy services, clinical coding support and commercial support to create a robust private patient unit.

7 Telecommunications Review Service

Lot 7 concerns the provision of a Telecommunications Review Service. Suppliers will review spend on telecommunications in detail and provide advice on implementing new strategies in order to reduce spend, increase value for money on existing contracts and support with the delivery of savings.

Renewal Options

The term of this framework agreement will be two years (24 months) from the commencement date with an option to extend twice for a further one year (12 months) on each occasion. The maximum duration of this framework agreement will be four years (48 months).

CPV Codes

  • 66000000 - Financial and insurance services
  • 75122000 - Administrative healthcare services
  • 71316000 - Telecommunication consultancy services


  • Variant bids may be considered.
  • This is a one-off contract (no recurrence)
  • Options are available.
  • Renewals are not available.

Other Information

** PREVIEW NOTICE, please check Find a Tender for full details. ** How to express interest and bid for this opportunity 1) Browse to the esourcing portal and click on view current opportunities; 2) Select the title of the ITT. 3) Review the ITT, framework agreement specification, prerequisites and list of eligible users(you may do this without registering). 4) Register your organisation on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once). 5) Accept the portal terms and conditions and click ‘continue’, enter your organisation and user details; note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete; you will shortly receive an e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure) 6) Login to the portal with the username/password. 7) Click the ‘PQQs/ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link (These are pre-qualification questionnaires or invitations to tender open to any registered supplier). 8) Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content. 9) Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your ‘My PQQs/My ITTs’ page (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only). You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ITT Details’ box. 10) Responding to the ITT. Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining). You can now use the messages function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification. Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the ITT There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help or contact the eTendering help desk.