Tender for Health Data Research Innovation Gateway

Tender for Health Data Research Innovation Gateway

To design, deliver and operate the Health Data Research Innovation Gateway.

United Kingdom-London: Programming services of application software

2019/S 202-491705

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Health Data Research UK
Postal address: Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road
Town: London
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: NW1 2BE
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement@hdruk.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 2033711393

Internet address(es):Main address: www.hdruk.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA42839

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.hdruk.ac.uk/gateway-development-phase-2/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: National institute for health data science

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Health Data Research Innovation Gateway Technology Partnership

Reference number: 2019.45

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Health Data Research UK is seeking a technology partner to design, deliver and operate the Health Data Research Innovation Gateway – a web application to enable researchers and innovators to search for, request access to, and analyse UK health research data held by data custodians in Trusted Research Environments. This project will be delivered as an agile, design-led project delivered collaborative with Health Data Research UK, the Health Data Research Alliance and a wide range of external stakeholders. This work offers a unique opportunity to work in partnership to deliver a game changing portal for health research and innovation.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Health Data Research UK (HDR UK) is the national institute for health data science. Its mission is to unite the UK’s health data to enable discoveries that improve people’s lives. By working in partnership with the NHS, industry, academia, patients and the public, and providing safe and secure access to rich health data, it aims to better understand diseases and discover new ways to prevent, treat and cure them. HDR UK is leading the development and delivery of the UK-wide Digital Innovation Hub Programme which is co-funded by the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ICSF). For more information visit www.hdruk.ac.uk

As part of the digital innovation hub programme, HDR UK is seeking to create the Health Data Research Innovation Gateway (‘Gateway’), a web application that will enable researchers and innovators to find and request access to Health Research Data; supporting the analysis of data by industry and academia. The Gateway will not store or hold health data, which will be held by data custodians in secure and accredited Trusted Research Environments with all analysis conducted in these environments. The Gateway will hold the business and technical metadata associated with the datasets to support a rich data discovery experience.

Development of a minimal viable product for selected Gateway functions is underway and is scheduled to be complete in January 2020. HDR UK is now seeking a technology partner to design, develop and operate the full Gateway commencing 30.4.2020 until 30.4.2022. The partner may be a single supplier or a consortium of suppliers with a single lead organisation. The partner will have best-in-class skills in designing and developing complex solutions while working with Agile methodology, with a commitment to HDR UK’s Development Principles, in collaboration with multiple stakeholders, including patients and the public; operating web-based production environments to a service level agreement; managing health data for research and innovation while ensuring data security and full regulatory compliance; and developing solutions for search and discovery across metadata and data held by third-party data custodians.

Further information about the Gateway can be found on our website at https://www.hdruk.ac.uk/infrastructure/gateway/. Detailed requirements for the Gateway and the procurement process are provided in the Health Data Research Technology Partnership Specification https://www.hdruk.ac.uk/gateway-development-phase-2/

Suppliers that are interested in applying to undertake this work should complete the standard selection questionnaire (SQ) located at https://www.hdruk.ac.uk/gateway-development-phase-2/

Those considered a suitable match for the partnership through the evaluation of the SQ will be invited to submit a proposal document. Following the evaluation of proposals, a shortlist of no more than 6 suppliers will be invited to interview.

Following interviews, a shortlist of no more than 3 applicants will be invited to take part in a rapid development exercise. This will take place over 8 weeks and will involve the shortlisted applicants working independently to build and test a specified functional component of the Gateway. The HDR UK team will work alongside each applicant over this period and the work will be remunerated according to the contract for this task. Following completion of this task, HDR UK will select a partner based on the completed component and the experience over the rapid development period.

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

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Maximum number: 6

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

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:

Suppliers are required to adhere to the development principles and milestones outlined in the specification document. This includes a requirement for ongoing patient and public engagement and involvement.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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

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.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
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: 15/11/2019
Local time: 12:00

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

Date: 22/11/2019

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


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of 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

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

(MT Ref:217729)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Health Data Research UK
Postal address: Gibbs Building, 215 Euston Road
Town: London
Postal code: NW1 2BE
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2033711393
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: