Published date: 4 October 2021

Open opportunity – This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Contract summary



  • Medical software package – 48180000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

4 October 2021

Closing date

4 November 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

1 December 2021

Contract end date

30 November 2025

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?




The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust’s Commercial Procurement Service seeks to introduce a new Framework Agreement for the provision of Provision of Track and Traceability Systems which will allow NHS authorities and other public sector bodies to procure the system from a multi supplier framework and as such no form of further competition will be required.


More information


Additional text
Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest and bid for this ITT:
1. Browse to the esourcing portal and click on view
current opportunities
2. Select the title of the ITT.
3. Review the ITT, Framework Agreement Specification, Prerequisites and List of
Eligible Users (you may do this without registering).
4. Register your organisation on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once).
5. Accept the portal terms and conditions and click 'continue', Enter your organisation
and user details, Note the username you chose and click 'Save' when complete You
will shortly receive an e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure).
6. Login to the portal with the username/password.
7. Click the 'PQQs/ITTs Open To All Suppliers' link. (These are Pre Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier)
8. Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content.
9. Click the 'Express Interest' button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your 'My PQQs/My ITTs' page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only). You can now access any attachments by clicking 'Buyer Attachments'
in the 'PQQ/ITT Details' box.
10. Responding to the ITT. Click 'My Response' under 'PQQ/ITT Details', you can choose to 'Create Response' or to 'Decline to Respond' (please give a reason if declining) You can now use the Messages function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the ITT. There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the 'Submit Response' button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk. 

How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Jim Flood


Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust