ITT: An Impact Assessment of the Health Foundation’s Finance, Efficiency and Productivity research and analysis

20 March 2019

This invitation to tender is now closed.

We are seeking a provider to work with us to produce a ‘deep dive’ assessment of impact of our Finance, Efficiency and Productivity (FEP) portfolio of work since 2014. 

We anticipate bids up to a maximum of £50,000 (inclusive of VAT and expenses).

Deadline for responses is 12.00 on Friday 5 April 2019. 

Since 2014 the Health Foundation has had a strategic interest in issues relating to the financing and funding of the NHS and social care. A key aim for us is to contribute to improving public policy on issues related to finance, efficiency and productivity in the health and social care system by developing arguments and evidence to support better policymaking.

To support this the Health Foundation established an in-house economics team to provide analysis and commentary on some of the pressing finance, efficiency and productivity challenges facing policy-makers and offer practical, timely and evidence-based solutions. 

The Health Foundation is now seeking to appoint a provider with the expertise necessary to undertake a ‘deep dive’ assessment of the impact of our finance, efficiency and productivity portfolio of work. We expect the appointed provider to design and deliver a high-quality research approach in a timely manner that provides us with:

  • A coherent narrative on our finance, efficiency and productivity impact alongside supporting metrics and concrete examples of impact;
  • An analysis that helps us to better understand which parts of our finance, efficiency and productivity portfolio of work has had more or less observable impact (based data available and findings from case studies); and  
  • Provide recommendations on what could be done to improve and bring about greater impact within a Health Foundation’s context.  

The provider will be appointed on 30 April 2019, to start work soon after that – note that the appointed provider is expected to participate in an inception meeting workshop between 1 and 3pm on 8 May 2019 at the Health Foundation offices. We expect that all work and deliverables to take place between May to October 2019.

How to apply

If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please go through the following steps to complete your application.

1. Important supporting information

All applicants must read the Invitation to Tender in full before completing the online application form.

2. The application form

All applications must be completed and submitted via our online system AIMS.

You need to first register on AIMS before you can complete the online application form. It is important that you register as your organisation rather than as an individual. Please include the contact details for the person you wish to be the primary contact for your application.

Full guidance on accessing, completing and submitting your application via AIMS can be found in the Applicants user guide. We recommend that you keep a copy of this manual to hand to refer to while you complete your application.

3. Deadlines

The deadline for online applications is 12.00 on Friday 5 April 2019. We will not accept late submissions.

Shortlisted organisations will need to be available to attend an interview on Wednesday 17 April 2019 at the Health Foundation, 90 Long Acre, London WC2E 9RA.

Please note: If you have any queries about the programme or application process, email Ruth McConkey on

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