A £1.7billion contract to provide an integrated workforce management solution for the NHS in England and Wales has been published.

According to a notice, NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) is looking for a solution which includes an electronic staff record (ESR).

The notice states that the solution “will fulfil the ambition of providing the NHS with a user centred digital workforce solution to empower people from both national and local organisations to carry out their roles effectively and efficiently, supporting them through their journey with the NHS”.

It adds: “NHSBSA require a supplier to manage the ESR service, transform, develop, implement and manage a future NHS workforce solution and once migration of user organisations completes, decommission the ESR service.”

The contract has been valued at £1.7billion and covers August 2024 until July 2039. It has been listed as an open opportunity which means it is currently active with NHSBSA looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Any interested suppliers have until 4pm on 7 October to submit their bid.

Elsewhere, IBM has been awarded a multi-million pound contract to provide support for the NHS APP. The notice, published on 25 August 2022, revealed the value of the contract is £52.4million.

The contract starts on 30 June 2022 and is due to end on 29 June 2026.