Tender for Synchronous and Asynchronous IT Solution

The authority requires a digital platform solution to support a senior clinician advice and guidance communications system.

Procurement for a Supported IT Platform for Synchronous and Asynchronous Advice and Guidance to NHS Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire ICB, and NHS Gloucestershire ICB

 

Contract summary

 

Industry

  • Software support services – 72261000
  • Software supply services – 72268000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract

£2,550,000 to £4,250,000

Procurement reference

CF-1091300D0O000000rwimUAA

Published date

23 September 2022

Closing date

24 October 2022

Closing time

12pm

Contract start date

1 February 2023

Contract end date

31 January 2028

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (above threshold)

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

Yes

Description

NHS Bath and North East Somerset, Swindon and Wiltshire ICB, and NHS Gloucestershire ICB (together referred to as the ‘Authority’) invite bids from organisations to provide a Synchronous and Asynchronous IT solution for the provision of Advice and Guidance between practitioners and clinicians for use by all NHS bodies and Trusts within their respective Integrated Care Systems.

Advice and Guidance IT platform services are central to the vision outlined in the NHS Long Term Plan of ‘one click away’ specialist advice and guidance for General Practitioners.

The Authority requires a digital platform solution to support a senior clinician advice and guidance communications system for acute care pre-admission/pre-referral communications between Primary care (including community and paramedic staff) and Secondary care for use across both Urgent and Planned Care pathways.

The contract will be let for an initial period of 3 years, with optional extension of up to a further 2 years, to a maximum total length of 5 years. The value across both Authorities for the initial 3-year term is £2.55 million, and the maximum whole life (5 year) value is £4.25 million. All values provided are inclusive of any non-recoverable VAT.

Bids must be received via the Atamis e-procurement system by no later than midday on 24 October 2022.

This procurement is being carried out by NHS South, Central & West Commissioning Support Unit (SCW) on behalf of the Authority.

The services are subject to the full regime of current procurement legislation and as such this tender will be conducted in accordance with, and governed by, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

Atamis: Interested providers will be able to view this notice via the ‘Live Opportunities’ list on the e-procurement system, Atamis, available on the following link: https://health-family.force.com/s/Welcome

In order to submit a bid, you will need to be registered on Atamis and ‘express an interest’, and then complete a Bid response as specified within the procurement documents.

On registration, please include at least two contacts to allow for access to the system in times of absence.

This Procurement Process will be conducted in accordance with, and governed by, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

The Authority is not bound to accept any Bid and is not liable for any costs or expenditure incurred by those expressing an interest or submitting a Bid for this opportunity.

 

How to apply

 

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

 

About the buyer

 

Contact name

Michael Pingstone (SCW)

Address

Jenner House, Unit E3, Langley Park, Avon Way
Chippenham
SN15 1GG
GB

Email

michael.pingstone@nhs.net