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
NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit
- Software support services – 72261000
- Software supply services – 72268000
Location of contract
Value of contract
£2,550,000 to £4,250,000
23 September 2022
24 October 2022
Contract start date
1 February 2023
Contract end date
31 January 2028
Open procedure (above threshold)
Contract is suitable for SMEs?
Contract is suitable for VCSEs?
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
Michael Pingstone (SCW)
Jenner House, Unit E3, Langley Park, Avon Way