This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Tuesday 17 May 2022
NHS National Services Scotland

NHS Scotland Scan for Safety Standards Development

2 Incomplete applications

2 SME, 0 large

5 Completed applications

5 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Tuesday 10 May 2022
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 12 May 2022 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 17 May 2022 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Contracted out service: the off-payroll rules do not apply
Summary of the work
Scan for Safety Programme - Developing GS1 Standards for use across Scotland.
Latest start date
Monday 6 June 2022
Expected contract length
Contract would cover up to the end of March 2023 with possible extension beyond that date.
No specific location, for example they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
NHS National Services Scotland
Maximum day rate
Day rate for this post will be £500 per day.

About the work

Early market engagement
No early market engagement.
Who the specialist will work with
Successful appointee will work closely with a programme team comprising of project and programme management staff and subject matter experts in areas such as Supplier Engagement.
What the specialist will work on
1 - To develop and approve national Standards for key enablers including Product, Place, Patient, Procedure, Staff and Equipment.
2 - To communicate the Standards requirements to NHS Scotland, suppliers, system providers and central bodies.
3 - To develop and agree an implementation approach for each component part of the National Standards.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Successful appointee will be expected to attend some meetings in person however it is expected that the majority of time will be spent working from home.
Working arrangements
Successful appointee will be expected to work 3 days a week (pattern to be discussed and agreed upon appointment) and will lead the Standards workstream, chair workstream meetings with stakeholders, engage with the wider team to ensure consistency and transparency of approach.
Security clearance
No security clearance provided.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
No additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Have experience of implementing GS1 Standards within a Healthcare Environment
  • Have experience of developing GS1 Standards in collaboration with Senior Stakeholders
  • Have knowledge of procurement systems and processes
  • Have experience of delivering large scale programmes of change at a national or regional level
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • provide evidence of delivering complex programmes of work at scale
  • provide evidence of applying recognised change methodologies such as Managing Successful Programmes (MSP)

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • be capable of working within a team environment
  • be transparent and display integrity in their decision making processes
  • take responsibility for the quality of their work
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there an incumbent?
Yes, there is an incumbent who has progressed some of this work over the last few months but will be leaving the programme in June.
2. Hi is this a ‘Delivery Manager’ role? If not what is the job title please? Thanks
The job title is "Workstream Lead" within the NHS Scotland Scan for Safety Programme. It is a delivery role in that the successful appointee will be expected to deliver the standards and implementation approach as part of the programme delivery activity.