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
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
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