Services - 427840-2017

27/10/2017    S207

United Kingdom-Leeds: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2017/S 207-427840

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 England
Postal address: Quarry House, Quarry Hill
Town: Leeds
Postal code: LS2 7UE
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Accountable Care System (ACS) and Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP) Innovation Partner Framework.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The NHS Five Year Forward View called for greater integration of healthcare services, of health and social care, and of physical and mental health services. Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and Accountable Care Systems (ACS) have been established to bring together NHS and Local Government partners to build services around the needs of whole populations and provide the best possible quality of care and health outcomes within a defined set of resources.

NHS England are looking to engage organisations who can work with STPs and ACS to accelerate this goal and to strengthen capabilities in Population Health Management (PHM) and digital transformation.

Further detail, including a description of the services, is provided in section VI: Complementary information.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
48000000 Software package and information systems
48400000 Business transaction and personal business software package
48440000 Financial analysis and accounting software package
48441000 Financial analysis software package
48442000 Financial systems software package
48450000 Time accounting or human resources software package
48451000 Enterprise resource planning software package
48460000 Analytical, scientific, mathematical or forecasting software package
48461000 Analytical or scientific software package
48462000 Mathematical or forecasting software package
48463000 Statistical software package
48480000 Sales, marketing and business intelligence software package
48482000 Business intelligence software package
48490000 Procurement software package
48600000 Database and operating software package
48610000 Database systems
48611000 Database software package
48612000 Database-management system
48613000 Electronic data management (EDM)
48614000 Data-acquisition system
48800000 Information systems and servers
48810000 Information systems
48812000 Financial information systems
48814000 Medical information systems
48814200 Patient-administration system
48814400 Clinical information system
72000000 IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
72200000 Software programming and consultancy services
72220000 Systems and technical consultancy services
72221000 Business analysis consultancy services
72222000 Information systems or technology strategic review and planning services
72222100 Information systems or technology strategic review services
72222200 Information systems or technology planning services
72222300 Information technology services
72223000 Information technology requirements review services
72224000 Project management consultancy services
72224100 System implementation planning services
72224200 System quality assurance planning services
72225000 System quality assurance assessment and review services
72226000 System software acceptance testing consultancy services
72227000 Software integration consultancy services
72228000 Hardware integration consultancy services
72240000 Systems analysis and programming services
72241000 Critical design target specification services
72242000 Design-modelling services
72243000 Programming services
72244000 Prototyping services
72245000 Contract systems analysis and programming services
72246000 Systems consultancy services
72250000 System and support services
72251000 Disaster recovery services
72252000 Computer archiving services
72253000 Helpdesk and support services
72253100 Helpdesk services
72253200 Systems support services
72254000 Software testing
72254100 Systems testing services
72300000 Data services
72310000 Data-processing services
72313000 Data capture services
72314000 Data collection and collation services
72315000 Data network management and support services
72315100 Data network support services
72315200 Data network management services
72316000 Data analysis services
72317000 Data storage services
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
73200000 Research and development consultancy services
73210000 Research consultancy services
73220000 Development consultancy services
79000000 Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security
79400000 Business and management consultancy and related services
79410000 Business and management consultancy services
79411000 General management consultancy services
79411100 Business development consultancy services
79412000 Financial management consultancy services
79414000 Human resources management consultancy services
79415000 Production management consultancy services
79416000 Public relations services
79418000 Procurement consultancy services
79419000 Evaluation consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Any potential Framework Agreement may be split into Lots, to be determined.

II.2.14)Additional information
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: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This PIN is not yet a call for competition. NHS England is issuing this PIN to support further engagement with interested suppliers of the below listed capabilities to explore the design of a ‘one stop shop’ framework and contracting vehicle to allow STP and ACS partners to more easily source a range of transformation support, including:

Infrastructure support:

— Digitising care and operational services (organisational and place-based), including Electronic Patient Records — providing access for GDE fast followers;

— Health Information Exchange and Interoperability Hubs (governance support, technical software and infrastructure);

— IT support and transformation (incl. GP and Primary Care IT);

— Data Management and Information Governance support.

Insight support:

— Population Health Analytics which includes informatics and analytics to support:

o System planning, health needs assessment, assurance and evaluation;

o Care coordination, risk stratification and impactability modelling;

o Care management, clinical decision support and workflow.

Impact and Intervention support:

— Transformation and change which includes:

o Pathway enablement and care model design;

o Workforce development / OD / Leadership;

o System design and reform (including financial and contract reform)

— Primary Care transformation support for GP Forward View (Improving access, managing demand, telehealth, etc.)

— Patient empowerment and activation which includes:

o Self-care programmes, including scaling up Test Bed innovations and other transformation programmes involving innovative use of technology to share information, monitor and influence care interventions;

o Integrated Personal Commissioning and Personal Health Budgets

— System Optimisation support including:

o Demand management and capacity planning solutions, including Command Centres (intra and inter organisational);

o Provider networking (supply chain support), financial and quality management and continuous improvement;

o Medicines Optimisation and value programmes

This scope is subject to further engagement and may evolve. The framework is envisaged to be refreshed regularly to accommodate the evolving market in the UK and any changing requirements from the demand side.

Any potential Framework Agreement may be split into Lots, to be determined. Any future procurement activity will be the subject of a separate Contract Notice which will supersede this Notice and which will form the call for competition.

NHS England is not liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in this opportunity, responding to any requests for further information, attending any engagement events or participating in any other activity associated with this Notice.

The CPV codes identified are indicative only at this stage, and may be subject to change when the Contract Notice is published.

Any interested suppliers will be required to register via our online Bravo portal at This portal will be the channel used to issue further information to interested suppliers.

To support the development of the scope of the Framework and to ensure a good understanding of interested suppliers and their offerings, suppliers will be requested to complete a short survey following registration. Further information and instructions regarding this survey will be provided to suppliers via the online portal.

Please note that notifications of any new information published will be sent via an auto-alert to the email addresses registered on your profile. As such, we recommend that you include more than one email address. We would also ask that you include in the contact information a name, email and contact number for a nominated key representative who can be contacted directly should the need arise.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: