Data Services for NHS

Data Services for NHS

The scope of the project is to provide access to mortality data with pre-calculated statistical models already applied to the dataset for all providers in England.

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

2015/S 084-149745

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

National Health Service Commissioning Board
Quarry House, Quarry Hill
Contact point(s):
LS2 7UE Leeds

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.3)Main activity


I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Access to Mortality Indicators.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Various locations throughout England.

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The scope of the project is to provide access to mortality data with pre-calculated statistical models already applied to the dataset for all providers in England. This will enable accurate identification and monitoring of NHS Trusts with escalated concerns. NHS England do not wish procure a tool that provides access to performance data beyond mortality rates; NHS England will conduct its own triangulation of data extracted from the mortality tool with other published sources.
The aim of procurement and subsequent contract is to provide access to mortality data, the scope includes future developments and the bidder should be willing to develop further mortality calculations to adapt to changes introduced during the contract period by regulatory/statutory bodies. This will be carried out in consultation with analytics leads within NHS England.
Access to an online tool is currently provided for the NHS England North Region to support the quality and performance work programmes. Recently, the structure of the NHS England internal Directorates has changed to provide 2 analytical teams based across England. The online tool now needs to be procured to fulfil the mortality data access requirements across the 2 teams.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 72310000, 72322000, 72314000, 72300000, 72316000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The contract will be in place for an initial period of 2 years with an optional extension of 1 consecutive period of 1 year i.e. 2y+1y.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 270 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The Contracting Authority reserve the right to require deposits and/or guarantees and/or bonds and/or another form of security. Details will be provided in the contract documents.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

To be set out in the tender documents.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The Contracting Authority reserve the right to require groupings of service providers to take a particular legal form or to require a single provider to take primary liability or to require each party to undertake joint and several liability (where relevant).

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Service providers may be asked to actively participate in the achievement of social and/or environmental policy objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions in particular may relate to social and/or environmental considerations.
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Contracting Authority is using the NHSBSA eSourcing portal ( to facilitate this procurement. The tender documents can be accessed once suppliers have completed the registration requirements and created a username and password.

Supplier Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:

1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) Browse to the eSourcing Portal:

Select the ‘Click here to register to register link’.
Accept the terms and conditions and select ‘continue’.
Enter your correct business and user details.
Note the username you chose and select ‘save’ when complete.
You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the tender:
Login to the portal with the username/password.
Click on the relevant Invitation to Tender (ITT) to access the content.
Select the ‘Express Interest’ button in the ‘Actions’ box on the left-hand side of the page.
This will move the ITT into your personal page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only).
Select the ITT code. You can now access any attachments by selecting the ‘Settings and Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘Actions’ box.
3. Responding to the tender: You can now choose to ‘Reply’ or ‘Reject’ (please state your reasons where rejecting).
You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification.
Note the deadline for completion then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the ITT.
There may be a combination of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available).

If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the e-Tendering help desk on +44 8003684850 or

In accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and as set out in the invitation to tender documents available from Applicants will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, on the basis of the information provided in the response to the tender documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and as set out in the tender documentation which is available from

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: The Contracting Authority requests a minimum turnover of 120 000 GBP (2x the minimum value of the contract) by applicant (or group where adequate guarantee is provided by the group parent company).

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

In accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and as set out in the tender documentation which is available from

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Pass/Fail elements relating to technical capability, data security, organisational compliance with primary legislation, health and safety, insurance cover, subcontracting, financial stability.

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure


IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: N/A.

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Price. Weighting 40

2. Quality — Technical Delivery. Weighting 40

3. Quality — System Functionality. Weighting 13

4. Quality — Contract Implementation. Weighting 5

5. Quality — Contract Management. Weighting 2

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:


IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract


IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 25.5.2015 – 23:59
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

26.5.2015 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up


IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26.5.2015 – 12:01


ITT submissions will be opened through the etendering system after the deadline has passed.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: A member of the procurement team authorised to use the etendering system.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.

HM Government requires that tender documentation issued by government departments for contracts with a value exceeding 25 000 GBP over the life of the contract be published online ( for the general public. The resulting contract is also published.

The Contracting Authority reserve the right to cancel the procurement process at any time and/or not to award the contract as a result of this procurement exercise.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days provides for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before a contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the Regulations to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: