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The Health Foundation and UCLPartners welcomes tenders to evaluate NHS Innovation Accelerator programme

11 April 2016

The Health Foundation and UCLPartners are seeking a provider to undertake an evaluation of the NHS Innovation Accelerator (NIA).

The NIA is an NHS England programme, co-hosted by UCLPartners and The Health Foundation in collaboration with AHSNs across the country. The aim of the NIA is to deliver on the commitment detailed within the Five Year Forward View – creating the conditions and cultural change necessary for proven innovations to be adopted faster and more systematically through the NHS, and to deliver examples into practice for demonstrable patient and population benefit.

The aim in commissioning the evaluation is to determine outcomes of the NIA support programme and the propensity for impact of the innovations delivered.


We are inviting bids up to a maximum of £150,000 (inclusive of VAT and expenses). Please email completed proposals to The Health Foundation by ​5pm on Wednesday 11 May 2016.


The supplier may include a partnership of organisations or individuals, but the tender must come from one lead organisation.

We expect the supplier to start work as soon as possible after commissioning is agreed (early July 2016).

To apply for this invitation to tender, please read the invitation to tender and then complete the tender response formand budget form. An example of the standard contract can be found.