Leveringen - 492074-2020

16/10/2020    S202

United Kingdom-Stoke-on-Trent: Software package and information systems

2020/S 202-492074

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: NHS Midlands and Lancashire CSU
Postal address: Heron House, 120 Grove Road
Town: Stoke-on-Trent
Postal code: ST4 4LX
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: lyle.lloyd@nhs.net
Telephone: +44 7557487934
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://mlcsu.bravosolution.co.uk
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Integrated Care and Wellbeing Record Solution for Herefordshire and Worcestershire Sustainability and Transformation Partnership

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

Herefordshire and Worcestershire (H&W) Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) and emerging H&W Integrated Care System (ICS) is procuring an Integrated Care and Wellbeing Record (ICWR) to support its planned improvements in health and care services to its population.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 2 064 120.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79996100 Records management
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG11 Herefordshire, County of
NUTS code: UKG12 Worcestershire
Main site or place of performance:

The Counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire, England, UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Herefordshire and Worcestershire (H&W) Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP) and emerging H&W Integrated Care System (ICS) has identified the need for an integrated care and wellbeing record (ICWR) to support its planned improvements in health and care services to its population, through the H&W STP Long Term Plans and in the accompanying Digital Strategy, published in January 2020.

An ICWR is now also a requirement of all NHS systems’ phase 3 response to the Covid-19 pandemic, along with being an essential element of the H&W ICS maturity/assessment framework.

The scope of the service being procured is the provision of an ICWR for the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. This is to supply a clinical viewer, interfaces and services to integrate data about the care required and provided to citizens as part of the promotion and support of their wellbeing, drawn from the clinical systems presently in use, to form a single, comprehensive, contemporaneous record for each citizen.

NHS H&W Clinical Commissioning Group (H&W CCG) is leading this procurement exercise on behalf of all partner organisations within H&W STP. The purpose of this Voluntary Ex Ante-Transparency Notice is to advise the market of H&W CCG’s intent, in the interests of transparency, to work with InterSystems, an incumbent provider in the H&W STP footprint, to create a greater alignment within the H&W STP and with its neighbouring STPs.

The contract shall be for a period of 5 years, and the new contract will commence on a date specified by H&W CCG following the conclusion of a 10-day standstill period further to the publication of this Notice.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated procedure without prior publication
  • The products involved are manufactured purely for the purpose of research, experiment, study or development under the conditions stated in the directive
  • The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
    • absence of competition for technical reasons

By selecting to directly award a contract to InterSystems for a period of 5-years, H&W CCG deems that it best services the needs of the H&W STP through:

— building on investment already made by partners in H&W STP as agreed for the ICWR programme

— maintaining strategic alignment with patient flows into Birmingham, strategic organisational alignment for Wye Valley NHS Trust and the West Midlands West Midlands Local Health and Care Record Exemplar (LHCRE) programme

— shortening the time for implementation by building on existing cloud infrastructure and the experience gained by the neighbouring STPs

— sharing cloud costs between H&W STP, Coventry and Warwickshire STP and Birmingham and Solihull STP to reduce costs for all and to make the solution more financially sustainable.

The technical reasons why competition is absent are:

I. Work has already been successfully completed to share data with the NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham to support the transfer of patient care to a specialist Covid-19 treatment centre as part of the initial Covid-19 pandemic response, using the InterSystems solution that is common both to providers in H&W STP and in NHS Nightingale Hospital Birmingham.

II. The strategic approach to the development of an ICWR is to build on the existing investment in systems already in use that can be extended across the whole of the H&W STP. This approach was agreed by the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Digital Board earlier this year.

III. H&W STP has significant patient flows for tertiary services into Birmingham and Solihull STP, which has already selected InterSystems to deliver its integrated record solution.

IV. Wye Valley NHS Trust, which is a partner organisation within H&W STP, is part of a group of hospitals that are based in Coventry and Warwickshire STP which has also selected InterSystems to deliver its integrated record solution.

V. The continued strong partnerships working between Herefordshire and Worcestershire and in particular NHS Worcestershire Acute Hospitals Trust with University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, who similarly are part of the Birmingham and Solihull STP.

VI. The current Covid-19 pandemic response, the restoration of services and the increasing likelihood of a second wave in the lead into Winter 2020 is an increasingly urgent pressure on the transformation of services. Health and care services need to be delivered safely and effectively while maintaining current social distancing and other measures designed to reduce viral transmission. The H&W STP has already recognised that the transformation of services is dependent on an ICWR both in its Long-Term Plan and its associated Digital Strategy.

VII. Finally, the H&W STP is a partner in the West Midlands LHCRE programme and any local ICWR must be compatible with this programme.

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: InterSystems
Postal address: InterSystems House, Tangier Lane, Eton
Town: Windsor
Postal code: SL4 6BB
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 2 064 120.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract/lot/concession is likely to be subcontracted

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: NHS Midlands and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
Postal address: 120 Grove Road, Fenton
Town: Stoke-on-Trent
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: