Call for Evidence Data Management

Call for Evidence Data Management

A succession of government policies has highlighted procurement as an important lever for economic growth, a driver for a better public service and a means of stimulating innovation. A strategy is required that includes new NHS system controls, NHS standards of excellence in procurement and collaborative procurement arrangements.

Contract value:£0 – £50,000.

Reference number: DH_58589

Deadline date:20/08/2012

This deadline is for… Interested Bidders to submit tender documents (12:00pm Midday)

Contract value:£0 – £50,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: England

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Department of Health

 

Description of the contract

A succession of government policies has highlighted procurement as an important lever for economic growth, a driver for a better public service and a means of stimulating innovation. A strategy is required that includes new NHS system controls, NHS standards of excellence in procurement and collaborative procurement arrangements. The scale and nature of the Quality, Innovation, Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) challenge, requiring us to make up to £20 billion of efficiency savings by 2014/15 to invest in meeting demand and improving quality, means that all parts of the NHS will need to take bold, long term measures to secure sustainable change. We published guidance on the 28th May 2012 in NHS Procurement: Raising Our Game, which provides the first steps that NHS Trusts need to take now (Appendix 1). However, we recognise that there is much more we can do. In order to achieve a best in class procurement system in the NHS that truly delivers the highest quality patient care and value for money, which supports innovation and stimulates growth in the UK, we are conducting a review of procurement in consultation with the NHS and its stakeholders, and procurement professionals. We will produce the NHS Procurement Strategy in December 2012 that will inform the strategic approach to procurement in the modernised NHS. As part of this work, we launched a Call for Evidence and Ideas in May 2012 to gather views and recommendations on procurement in the NHS from a range of stakeholders from the NHS, industry, other government departments, the academic, scientific and third sectors and social care (Appendix 2). The Call for Evidence and Ideas closed at the end of July 2012. We have received over 170 qualitative submissions, via email and through the dedicated website. Responses to the Call for Evidence and Ideas vary in length and quality. Some responses are very thorough and offer suggestions that cover the whole procurement process. Submissions also contain case studies and additional reading material in the form of PowerPoint presentations and PDFs, which may require further analysis. The responses we have received will be used to shape and inform the NHS Procurement Strategy, due to be published in December 2012.

Classification of the contract

85100000 Health services

72316000 Data analysis services

Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 24/08/2012 – 28/09/2012

 

Who to contact

Contact name PCOE

Organisation name Department of Health

Address Quarry House, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7UE

Telephone

Extension number:

Fax

Web address www.dh.gov.uk

How to apply

• The Department of Health reserves the right to discontinue the tendering process and not to award the contract. • Transparency Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the Government’s policies on transparency, DH intends to publish the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document, and the text of any contract awarded in real time, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of DH. The terms of the proposed contract will also permit a public sector contracting authority, awarding a contract under this contract, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the contracting authority. Further information on transparency can be found at: http://www.ogc.gov.uk/policy_and_standards_framework_transparency.asp • Note: The following link will take you to the guidance documentation for using the Department’s BMS system (e-tendering portal) http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Procurementandproposals/BMS/index.htm Instructions for/Conditions of Participation This procurement exercise will be conducted on the DH eTendering portal at http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Procurementandproposals/BMS/index.htm We call this system BMS (Business Management System). Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their Expression of Interest and download and complete a ITT through the DH eTendering portal (BMS). Registration is a simple one-step process; The supplier must register as a company/organisation; then each employee who may undertake a tendering exercise must then register as an individual. Once this stage is completed, it is then possible to register expression of interest for this tender. Note: Standard BMS functionality will only acknowledge one recipient per supplier for each individual tender. If you require the tender to be seen by multiple users we suggest using a centralised e-mail address [dhtenders@example.com] Log on instructions are as follows: Stage 1 – New suppliers Those who have not previously contracted with DH will first need to ensure that their company details are registered in the system. a) Go to the link above b) Click on ‘New Supplier’ c) Complete and send the details in the automated e-mail that appears d) Within 3 working days, you will receive an e-mail with your login information; a unique username and password. Note: Standard BMS functionality requires the registered e-mail address to function as individual’s username. Post Registration Once registered, candidates must express interest as follows a) Go to the link above b) Select ‘Login into e-Tendering System’ c) Select sourcing home page and enter Invitation to Tender (ITT) number 58589 in search field provided. d) Select radio button and click on quick link to express interest, review documentation and upload your response. e) You must then publish your reply using the publish button. For any support in submitting your ITT, please contact the eTendering Help-desk at 0113 254 5777. This helpdesk is available 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays. Please Note: Registration on the DH secure portal is not entering onto a preferred supplier list. Registration is solely to be able to interact with the Department electronically. Small to medium enterprises (SMEs) are encouraged to work collaboratively or as sub contractors.

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