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Services - 466436-2019

04/10/2019    S192

United Kingdom-Nottingham: Office automation software package

2019/S 192-466436

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Postal address: City Campus, Hucknall Road
Town: Nottingham
NUTS code: UKF1 Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire
Postal code: NG5 1PB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Joseph Fowke
E-mail: Joseph.Fowke@nuh.nhs.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.nuh.nhs.uk/
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: National Health Service
I.5)Main activity
Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Forecasting Solution (Soft Market Test)

Reference number: NUH_2019_320
II.1.2)Main CPV code
48920000 Office automation software package
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS trust wishes to meet with suppliers willing to demonstrate the suitability of their forecasting system and engage in discussions with us prior to formulating our final procurement strategy.

Specification document by request from below mentioned project lead.

This process is the beginning of our market engagement exercise designed to help us assess the maturity and depth of the marketplace, and to understand the ways in which a solution could meet the fast evolving needs of our service.

It is hoped that this process will better inform and scope any future procurement exercise, and help interested organisations understand our requirements.

Please be aware that at this stage we will not be formally assessing proposals, and nothing given or provided at this stage will be evaluated as part of any future procurement process. We welcome responses from suppliers and companies who feel that they have positive ideas on how our vision can be delivered.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
48460000 Analytical, scientific, mathematical or forecasting software package
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKF1 Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS trust wishes to meet with suppliers willing to demonstrate the suitability of their forecasting system and engage in discussions with us prior to formulating our final procurement strategy.

Specification document by request from below mentioned project lead.

This process is the beginning of our market engagement exercise designed to help us assess the maturity and depth of the marketplace, and to understand the ways in which a solution could meet the fast evolving needs of our service.

It is hoped that this process will better inform and scope any future procurement exercise, and help interested organisations understand our requirements.

Please be aware that at this stage we will not be formally assessing proposals, and nothing given or provided at this stage will be evaluated as part of any future procurement process. We welcome responses from suppliers and companies who feel that they have positive ideas on how our vision can be delivered.

Please request a copy of our market engagement documentation (specification) from the following project lead — wes.hall@nuh.nhs.uk

As part of this process we will be holding supplier sessions. These sessions will be held as an open dialogue and provide an opportunity to gain an understanding of the options available.

The sessions will be held at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, City Hospital site on the 22.10.2019, with an optional spill-over date on the 24.10.2019, which will only be utilised if numbers exceed available time slots on the provisional date. Sessions will last a maximum of 45 minutes to allow sufficient time to incorporate all respondents.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so please request a slot by using the correspondence feature within the NHS bravo tendering portal (www.nhs.bravosolution.co.uk). The deadline for expressing an interest in the supplier sessions is 3 p.m. on 18.10.2019. Parties unable to attend a session will not be disadvantaged in any future procurement exercise as this pre-market engagement is only an exploratory fact-finding exercise.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
02/10/2019

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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:

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS trust wishes to meet with suppliers willing to demonstrate the suitability of their forecasting system and engage in discussions with us prior to formulating our final procurement strategy.

Specification document by request from below mentioned project lead.

This process is the beginning of our market engagement exercise designed to help us assess the maturity and depth of the marketplace, and to understand the ways in which a solution could meet the fast evolving needs of our service.

It is hoped that this process will better inform and scope any future procurement exercise, and help interested organisations understand our requirements.

Please be aware that at this stage we will not be formally assessing proposals, and nothing given or provided at this stage will be evaluated as part of any future procurement process. We welcome responses from suppliers and companies who feel that they have positive ideas on how our vision can be delivered.

Please request a copy of our market engagement documentation (specification) from the following project lead — wes.hall@nuh.nhs.uk

As part of this process we will be holding supplier sessions. These sessions will be held as an open dialogue and provide an opportunity to gain an understanding of the options available.

The sessions will be held at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, City Hospital site on the 22.10.2019, with an optional spill-over date on the 24.10.2019, which will only be utilised if numbers exceed available time slots on the provisional date. Sessions will last a maximum of 45 minutes to allow sufficient time to incorporate all respondents.

Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so please request a slot by using the correspondence feature within the NHS bravo tendering portal (www.nhs.bravosolution.co.uk). The deadline for expressing an interest in the supplier sessions is 3 p.m. on 18.10.2019. Parties unable to attend a session will not be disadvantaged in any future procurement exercise as this pre-market engagement is only an exploratory fact-finding exercise.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
02/10/2019