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United Kingdom-Leeds: Software package and information systems
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://digital.nhs.uk
Section II: Object
GP IT Futures
NHS Digital on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care intends to procure a new General Practice (GP) IT Framework. The framework agreements together with connected call off contracts will provide a contract vehicle for GPs, CCGs and other customers to purchase systems and services which are assured on the GP IT catalogue to be managed by NHS Digital.
This will replace the current call off agreements under the now expired framework agreements for the provision of GP Systems of Choice and related services procured pursuant to OJEU contract notice 2013/S 101-173284.
Primary Care Providers in England
The services provided under the new General Practice (GP) IT Framework will cover the following:
— Provision of applications to meet the business requirements of General Practice and broader Primary Care which includes,
— Core electronic record and patient management systems for general practice,
— A range of ancillary services including but not limited to,
— advanced document management, clinical support etc.
This extends and broadens the outgoing GPSoC framework.
All business requirements will, at the highest level, be expressed as capabilities; these are the functions a business needs to be able to undertake, and often directly map to modules or functions which a system provides. This is a step change away from having Principal and Subsidiary systems and starts to pave the way towards supporting modularisation in the future and segments the requirements in a way that should make it easier for suppliers (including new entrants) to provide discrete capabilities, as well as providing buyers with more choice.
Examples of solutions that may deliver the Capabilities include but are not limited to:
— Patient Record Systems for multi-disciplinary settings: these may or may not be General Practice (GP) Systems as currently accessed within the UK market,
— GP Systems: designed around the operation of a traditional general practice,
— Digital Services: integrating into the clinical desktop, such as document management, clinical decision support, e-Consultation, mobile solutions,
— Digital Support Services: supporting integrated service delivery and access to clinical information, and
— Patient Facing Services: which are referred or dispensed as part of the Primary Care chain of care. These may include Personal Health Records for Mothers, Children or those with frequent professional contact, digital therapies, appointment or practice communication apps.
Call offs contracts awarded through the framework will provide services to:
GPs, GP federations and networks, primary care homes, multi-speciality community providers, other integrated care organisations, integrated care systems and other purchases of primary care based systems.
It is currently proposed that the Framework will be procured and managed by NHS Digital on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, and that call off contracts will be entered into by local organisations such as CCGs.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The purpose of this notice is to notify interested organisations of forthcoming market engagement activity in relation to the GP IT framework.
NHS Digital wishes to engage with potential suppliers to test, validate and refine the programme approach to:
1) Beta catalogue and supplier on-boarding / evaluation process including streamlined compliance and assurance approach;
2) The commercial model and model contracts for catalogue and framework;
3) Streamlined Software as a Service (SaaS) charging approach;
4) New requirements model including output based capabilities and standards;
5) Procurement and ITT approach based on open procedure.
Interested organisations are requested to express their interest in the services by visiting the Bravo Solutions e-tendering portal linked to above and searching for Pre-Procurement Project: pre_104.
Once registered on the Bravo Solutions portal. Organisations will be directed to published material both on the Bravo Solutions portal and on an external Confluence site.