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United Kingdom-Birmingham: Training and entertainment software package
Prior information notice
This notice aims at reducing time limits for receipt of tenders
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Patient Entertainment System
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust wishes to engage with suppliers interested in its requirement for a patient entertainment system.
The authority is looking to implement a patient entertainment system to be implemented across all impatient services. All patients will have access to a smart device whereby they can contact loved ones and also have access to a substantial range of entertainment for their stay in hospital.
The authority has prepared an outline brief of the requirement and a pre-market engagement questionnaire. We request that interested suppliers completed and return the pre-market engagement questionnaire via the Bravo portal by 12.00 on Monday 12 October 2020
The purpose of this exercise is to allow the authority to assess the capabilities of the market and to refine its specification and approach to the procurement of this requirement.
The response questionnaire and outline requirements documentation can be accessed via the Bravo procurement portal — please refer to the additional information section for further instructions.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Suppliers wishing to respond participate in this pre-market engagement exercise should respond to questionnaire via the online form on the Bravo Portal by 12.00 on Monday 12 October 2020.
Bravo reference of online form: ppq__28612 ‘Patient Entertainment System — Pre-Market Engagement.’
How to register:
1) Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once):
— browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://nhs.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register;
— accept the terms and conditions and click 'continue;'
— enter your correct business and user details;
— note the username you chose and click 'Save' when complete;
— you will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please Keep this secure).
2) Express an interest and respond to PIN questionnaire:
— login to the portal with the username/password;
— click the 'PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers' link (These are pre-qualification questionnaires or invitations to tender open to any registered supplier);
— browse the PQQs (there may be more than one page) and select 'pqq_28612’ by clicking on it;
— click the 'Express Interest' button at the top of the page;
— this will move the PQQ/ITT into your 'My PQQs/My ITTs' page (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only);
— you can now access any attachments by clicking 'Buyer Attachments' in the 'PQQ/ITT Details' box.
3) Responding to the tender
— Click 'My Response' under 'PQQ/ITT Details.' you can choose to 'Create Response' or to 'Decline to Respond' (please give a reason if declining).
— You can now use the 'Messages' function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification.
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT.
— There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then submit your reply using the 'Submit Response' button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help or contact the eTendering help desk.
Please note: this is purely a market engagement exercise and any subsequent procurement will be advertised separately and all organisations wanting to participate will need to respond to the procurement advertisement as and when published. Please note that This is not a PQQ and does not represent the commencement of the procurement process, we are using this functionality within the Bravo portal to communicate with interested parties as part of the market engagement.