Tenders and Procurement

HQIP Buyer Profile

In accordance with the new European Directive 2014/24/EU and its enactment in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, this Buyer Profile page allows you to access details of HQIP's current contract opportunities and future procurement requirements by clicking on the relevant items shown below.

HQIP 'Time to Pay' data

In line with Government procurement policy, HQIP now publishes the turnaround time for paying it's contracted suppliers. Read the 2015/16 results here. HQIP endeavours to pay all invoices within agreed terms and understands the importance of this to our suppliers. Analysis of the last year’s activity identified that the majority of delays in payment have occurred due to:

  • Late receipt of invoices by the HQIP Finance team from suppliers or
  • When contract deliverables require discussion

To help address the late receipt, we will be working with suppliers to request that all invoices are sent promptly to finance@hqip.org.uk in the first instance, rather than to individual members of staff.

Current tenders

The tenders listed below are now live and are being run on our e-procurement portal. Please follow the relevant link for each tender to express your interest, HQIP will then issue you with a login for the system so you can self register and be able to access all the tender documentation.

National Clinical Audit of National Vascular Registry

The successful provider will build on the experience of the NVR to provide a national clinical audit of vascular interventions and vascular care undertaken in NHS funded acute care settings in England and Wales via data collected through a prospective registry. The NVR will focus on the process and outcomes of care for:

a. patients having a carotid endarterectomy;
b. patients undergoing the elective repair of abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAA), both infra-renal (below the kidneys) and juxta-/supra-renal (adjacent / above);
c. patients undergoing emergency repair of a ruptured AAA;
d. patients having a revascularisation procedure (angioplasty/stent or bypass) for lower limb; and 
e. patients having major lower limb amputation for peripheral arterial disease (PAD)


HQIP 2025 National Clinical Audit for Care at the End of Life

The overarching aim of the Care at the End of Life audit is the collection, analysis and effective reporting of robust comparative data on the quality of care and patient outcomes for patients in the last few days and hours of life, being cared for by NHS funded services in England and Wales. The audit should at its core be a mechanism to drive improvement within the NHS for the benefit of patients and those working to deliver care. Engagement with clinicians, patient groups, commissioners (both local and national), service providers and major charities is therefore essential in order to support improvements.

National Emergency Laparotomy Audit

This national clinical audit of the structure, processes and outcomes of clinical care for adults undergoing emergency laparotomy in England and Wales, has been centrally funded as part of the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcome Programme (NCAPOP) since 2012.

National Clinical Audit of Rheumatoid and Early inflammatory Arthritis

The overarching aim of the Rheumatoid and Early Inflammatory Audit is the collection, analysis and effective reporting of robust comparative data on the quality of care and patient outcomes for newly referred rheumatoid and inflammatory arthritis patients being cared for in NHS secondary care rheumatology services in England and Wales.

National Child Mortality Database - Updated 10 May 2017

Updated 10 May 2017: HQIP has been requested to commission a National Child Mortality Database on behalf of NHS England. This contract opportunity has been withdrawn at this time. Further information will be provided on this page in due course. Click 'read more' below for extra information.

Future tenders

The list of audits below form the commissioning plan for HQIP for  2017 - 2018

It is HQIP’s intention to tender these audits, however this list is subject to change, further details will be made available via our website, OJEU & Contract Finder when the tender is advertised. HQIP will use e-Procurement to undertake these tenders.


  • National Clinical Audit of COPD with Asthma - tender launch June 2017
  • National Clinical Audit of Sentinel Stroke - tender launch June 2017
  • National Clinical Audit of Falls & Fragility Fracture - tender launch July 2017

The cancer audits in the National Clinical Audit and Patient Outcomes Programme have recently been re-profiled by HQIP in partnership with the funders, NHS England and the Welsh Government. Two competitive tenders are anticipated in 2017/18.

National Clinical Audit of Prostate Cancer - tender launch August 2017

National Gatrointestinal Cancer (Oesophago-gastric and Bowel) Audit Programme - tender launch October 2017