Radiology Information Systems and PACS Tender
Radiology information systems (RIS), voice recognition, picture archive and communications system (PACS), advanced image processing (AIP), vendor neutral archive (VNA) & associated services.. UK-Bristol: software package and information systems
Section I: Contracting authority
Bristol and Weston NHS Purchasing Consortium
For the attention of: Mike Branton
Telephone: +44 1173420812
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: This procurement is open to trusts/organisations within the remit of the Bristol and Weston NHS Purchasing Consortium Community, Including but not limited to University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, North Bristol NHS Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust. Any further participating Trusts will be named in the subsequent tender documents. We reserve the right to allow the other Trusts stated above to open competition with suppliers successful at PQQ stage. We also reserve the right to extend this invitation to tender to cover Trusts and other Public Sector entities in the Bristol, Somerset, Dorset, Avon, Gloucester and Wiltshire areas.
NUTS code UKK
Suppliers will have the opportunity to express an interest in one or more lots which will be described within the PQQ and Memorandum of Information.
48000000, 48180000, 48329000, 48814000, 48314000
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
— Lot 1. RIS,
— Lot 2. Voice recognition (speech-to-text),
— Lot 3. PACS,
— Lot 4. Advanced image processing,
— Lot 5. Vendor neutral archive.
The Trust reserves the right to award or withdraw any or all of the lots more specifically described in the PQQ and Memorandum of Information.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 000 000 GBP
Description of these options: It is envisaged that the initial contract will be for a period of 5 years with an option to extend for 2 additional periods of 12 months by mutual agreement. Contract length 7 years if fully extended.
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Radiology information system (RIS)
48180000, 48900000, 72590000
The North Bristol Trust is promoting the development of a Single Patient Care Record for all of its sites. The long-term strategy is to use a patient centred, single integrated electronic health record as the information base to support the delivery of health care. Radiology images and reports form a significant part of the patient health record. These images are not generated exclusively within Radiology departments and consideration has to be given to other departments. The Radiology Information System (RIS) is the interface between Radiology (reports and images) and the wider health community. The RIS will hold a record of all radiological examinations carried out on patients across the Trust (i.e. the full radiological history of each patient). This will need to integrate with other clinical systems including the ability to interface with electronic requesting/reporting system. There must be a mechanism to retrieve images stored on the PACS systems owned by trusts. It is expected to integrate and work with standard voice recognition systems for digital reporting.
The Trust requires any authorised user to be able to access the radiological history in a standardised way (via a clinical portal) and access the relevant reports from the RIS and linked associated images from the relevant PACS across the region.
48329000, 48000000, 48180000, 48900000, 72590000
48329000, 48180000, 48900000, 72590000
The Trust is seeing the requirements for advanced image processing for true volumetric imaging from CT and time-series studies such as dynamic cardiac and functional magnetic resonance imaging to be used across the enterprise from many clinical users. This is seen as a major improvement for patient care and adding to the use of current data sets with different tool kits for defined diagnoses outcomes.
Due to the size of studies increasing exponentially the current enabling infrastructure and PACS is struggling to adopt the matching levels these new modalities outputs. Currently the Trust has limited access to advanced imaging processing using full data sets and sees the requirements to extend this to other users not just in Radiology.
The Trust see the ability to extend advanced image processing across the enterprise and to home as a major priority using thin client technology for greater security and faster data transmissions.
The ability to integrate with the other components within this bid is essential and being able to offer zero cache working with a VNA as an option.
48329000, 48180000, 48900000, 72590000
As part of the development within the Trust this procurement needs to include the creation of a VNA as an open systems software solution that will be able to achieve enterprise-wide interoperability and true data ownership for their clinical content. The system will provide a foundation for data accessibility, sharing and integration of all data types, DICOM and non-DICOM, into the ever changing clinical environment through standards based protocols.
A VNA should be provided by an organisation that is dedicated to interoperate with each and very vendor (VENDOR NEUTRAL). In many cases this will also result in making existing PACS systems work better with the VNA than without. This solution will offer a choice in adding or selecting another PACS now or in the future at no cost for integration or data migration. Offer the flexibility to address any storage, and design for interoperability within a regional health information organisation or health information exchange.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
1) Suppliers are required to express an interest in the OJEU process and complete PQQ documents (where applicable) via the Trusts eSourcing system Tactica – which is accessed at https://tactica-live.advanced365.com – please make sure that you are registered to avoid any future delays.
2) Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
(a) Is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) Is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) Has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) Has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) Is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) Has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) Has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) Has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of
Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) Has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Bidders who have been convicted of a Bribery Act 2010 offence under section 1 (offences relating to bribing another person) or section 6 (bribery of foreign public officials) will be excluded.
In addition to the Provisions of Freedom of Information Act, Bidders will have due regard to the Trusts obligations on Transparency which are set out in more detail at.
www.businesslink.gov.uk/transparency/procurement and all offers will be submitted on the basis that the contract when awarded may be published in full in accordance with H M Government Transparency Guidance.
The Trust will also be utilising the NHS supplier information database (SID4Health) to manage and assess general pre-qualification information in the form of a profile. As well as responding to the tender via TACTICA, candidates are requested to provide or update their profile on the SID4Health as follows:
a) candidates should register on SID4health at http://www.SID4health.nhs.uk by clicking on the Register Organisation tab and select the Supplier button.
b) to continue with the registration process Suppliers must have a current DUNS Number. If a Supplier does not have a DUNS Number there is a link to the D&B UK website to request a DUNS Supplier Number.
c) Suppliers who already have a published profile on SID4Health must confirm that information is up to date;i) candidates should ensure all relevant sections of their NHS SID4Health profile are completed to demonstrate their ability to meet the short listing criteria applicable to this contract. Where access to NHS SID4Health is unavailable, please contact NHS SID4Health helpdesk at help@SID4health.nhs.uk
Please note all responses to OJEU should be made through Tactica.
Esourcing system – registration is required on SID4Health to update or provide company profiles only.
As per III.2.1. above.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Candidates will be shortlisted for Invitation to Dialogue by pre-qualification documentation available on registration to the Tactica web site and acceptance of the. The Trust reserves the right to add additional stages of pre-qualification into the process until a suitable number of suppliers has been reached to invite to subsequent stages of the procurement.
Section VI: Complementary information
To receive more information about this tender, including any amendments and/or clarifications and to request any clarifications and/or to respond to this tender, you must register your interest to this tender on the following site: https://tactica-live.advanced365.com.
A decision to award one or separate Contracts for each lot will depend on the business benefit offered in the proposals. The Trust reserves the right to reject any or all proposals at any time without incurring any liability to any tenderer / Service Provider.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:17.4.2012