Contract notice: nursing and midwifery council overseas registration project.
Educational software package. Educational software development services. Operation of an educational centre. Information technology services. The NMC is seeking to renew its assessment of overseas nurses and midwives competence using online exam and Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) formats for approximately 1100 people per year (this volume of applicants may fluctuate annually, and the NMC cannot guarantee any minimum number of overseas applicants). The services required for this project are grouped as 5 lots: 1) Online Exam Content Development 2) a) Online Exam IT platform and b) Exam Centres 3) OSCE Content Development 4) OSCE Delivery Facilities 5) Clinical Placement in a real-life health/clinical environment.
Total quantity or scope: The current Overseas Registration process referred 1100 applicants onto its Overseas Nursing Programme this year. It is estimated that the volume of applicants may go up or down during the life of the contract. However, it is anticipated that the new online test of competence may help to encourage more overseas applicants, particularly in years beyond the initial ones when, subject to the service being successful, will be expanded so that it can accessed via secure facilities overseas, and hence make it easier and less costly for applicants to participate in this first stage of the registration process. The programme timescales estimate it starting in the Autumn of 2014.
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Deposits and Guarantees required: For newly formed organisations with insufficient requirements of evidence of 3 years trading and audited accounts, the NMC reserve the right to ask for bank references and/or bank guarantees or performance bonds, or where the organisation is linked to a larger parent company, financial assurances by way of parent guarantee.
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents:
Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate:
Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up: English.
Tender documents : T20334235.html
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