Services - 364594-2018

21/08/2018    S159

United Kingdom-London: Software package and information systems

2018/S 159-364594

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: NHS Counter Fraud Authority
Postal address: Forth Floor, Skipton House, 80 London Road
Town: London
Postal code: SE1 6LH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Darren Batey
Telephone: +44 1912034926
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Business Intelligence System — Information Analytics

Reference number: 18_08_05
II.1.2)Main CPV code
48000000 Software package and information systems
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

This notice is a request for suppliers to express an interest in the possibility of supplying the NHS Counter Fraud Authority a commercial off the shelf software solution relating to business intelligence for fraud analytics data.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
48482000 Business intelligence software package
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This is market engagement and a request for information from market operators who supply a tried and tested business intelligence system that can meet the needs of the NHS Counter Fraud Authority in relation to information analytics.

Business intelligence system requirements

We require data analytics products with capabilities as follows:

— integrate with various data sources including (but not limited to) oracle databases, excel spreadsheets, SQL databases,

— extract data from one source (e.g. NHS Trust data, in a variety of file types), transform the data into a standardised format and store the data in another database,

— provide a range of data cleansing and preparation tools,

— perform data matching,

— perform data merging,

— applying pre-defined business rules to datasets,

— variety of data visualisation tools for exploring and displaying data in a paper based and electronic format,

— ability to provide “dashboard” style online visualisations, providing real time analysis of complex data in customised formats,

— provide a range of summary and descriptive statistics,

— build, configure, administer and deploy static and dynamic web based reports,

— customisation of the web based portal with organisational branding,

— produce management information reports and dashboards for strategic and tactical purposes,

— ideally the system should allow reports to be customised by the user,

— filter and query large datasets,

— analyse, model & profile data to identify trends, patterns & anomalies,

— manipulate, manage, merge and extract parts of free text,

— text mining to model structured and unstructured data,

— statistical modelling including but not limited to cluster analysis, decision trees, neural networks, linear regression and association analysis,

— scalable in support of additional data sources,

— ability to analyse large quantities (millions) of records /terabytes of data in a timely manner,

— integration with Microsoft office applications to be able to export data or graphics to Microsoft excel or word,

— functionality which allows for interaction with our existing ESRI mapping toolkit,

— maintain an audit trail of all user activities and this information must be accessible to NHSCFA staff,

— password protected and customisable access for users, allowing data and content views and manipulation rights in role based conditions.

II.2.14)Additional information

Please refer to the covering RFI letter on the e-tendering website referenced in this PIN notice for further information regarding requirements.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Please note the deadline for responding to this request for information is 12:00 noon UK time on Friday 7.9.2018.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: