Supply Clinical Decision Support Software System to NHS Scotland

Supply Clinical Decision Support Software System to NHS Scotland

NHS National Services Scotland wishes to contract on behalf of NHS Scotland for provision and hosting of context-sensitive clinical decision support software.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

2016/S 133-239445

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (‘the Authority’)
Gyle Square (NSS Head Office), 1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB
United Kingdom
Contact person: Jim Binnie
E-mail: jim.binnie@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKM

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Clinical Decision Support Software.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

72000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

NHS National Services Scotland wishes to contract on behalf of NHS Scotland for provision and hosting of context-sensitive clinical decision support software. The current project is focused on a pilot testing the feasibility of implementing a clinical decision support system that will work across GP clinical information systems in a minimum of 2 NHSS Boards during 2016 to 2018, with a view to a potential future roll-out across primary care and into acute. This potential 2ndphase is optional and will depend on successful evaluation of the initial pilot as the basis for a business case for wider roll-out. The CDS will work with existing NHS Scotland infrastructure and systems, but have the potential to be able to be used with future GP EHR systems and have a technical framework to allow this.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

48000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS National Services Scotland wishes to contract on behalf of NHS Scotland for provision and hosting of context-sensitive clinical decision support software. The current project is focused on a pilot testing the feasibility of implementing a clinical decision support system that will work across GP clinical information systems in a minimum of 2 NHSS Boards during 2016 to 2018, with a view to a potential future roll-out across primary care and into acute. This potential 2ndphase will depend on successful evaluation of the initial pilot as the basis for a business case for wider roll-out.

The budget for the initial Pilot phase is a maximum of 50 000 GBP. The 2nd phase is optional and dependent on the success of the pilot.

The CDS will provide knowledge based support at point of care, intended to be used in the consulting room to assist doctors and other clinical staff in managing complex conditions. The system will be able to prompt users to use the CDS when a supported symptom or condition is presented. The CDS will use existing data from the patient’s EHR to populate fields for any underlying algorithm. Users will be able to enter additional required or appropriate data via the CDS interface or the electronic health record (EHR). The CDS will provide evidence-based outputs in the form of advice for further care; actions such as prescribing, further investigation and onward referral.

The CDS will be able to implement structured decision support algorithms authored from national guidelines and protocols. Publishing and distribution will be able to be managed remotely, including updates and changes, without on-site visits. A library function will allow users to select pre-authored CDS rule sets for use in a system, and for viewing and editing to meet local requirements.

The CDS platform should be system-agnostic — i.e. not coupled to just 1 EHR.

Training for authoring and use of the CDS will be required and be provided via the project, with the CDS supplier expected to have training materials to support this process. End user support tools will be provided including contextual help and a route for escalating any other issues, including technical and clinical.

The CDS will work with existing NHS Scotland infrastructure and systems, but have the potential to be able to be used with future GP EHR systems and have a technical framework to allow this.

The supplier is likely to be required to support some technology development — e.g. to export text for use in other applications.

The CDS will be able to provide reports to analyse its use.

The contract will be set up as an NSS Framework which will allow NHS Health Boards and other Health based organisations such as Integrated Health and Social Care Partnerships to call off from the framework.

Suppliers will be required to deliver software and other IT related services such as support and maintenance, training, consultancy, hosting among others.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 3

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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

An ESPD document will be uploaded with this notification. Suppliers must respond as per the instructions in the document.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated

IV.1.5)Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 10/08/2016
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 22/08/2016

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland web site at:http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=452876

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at:http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(SC Ref:452876).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (‘the Authority’)
Gyle Square (NSS Head Office), 1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB
United KingdomInternet address:http://www.nhsscotlandprocurement.scot.nhs.uk/
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

08/07/2016

 

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