CCG News, Secondary Care

London Trusts and CCGs launch £3bn framework

A new NHS LPP Information Management and Technology (including IT Manged Service) Framework has been published with a value of £3 billion.

46 organisations as part of the London Procurement Partnership (LPP) are seeking bids for nine lots ranging from software, hardware, services, hosting to consultancy.

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust is the designated host trust, but the group represents 31 trusts and 15 clinical commissioning groups.

Steve Dunkerley, Category Director of the Clinical Digital Solutions team at NHS LPP said “Technology is at the centre of evolution for the NHS as it improves operational efficiency and therefore patient care. The investment and procurement decisions being made are important, as are the underpinning contract and vendor management.”

“The next logical step is to now grow this offering to encompass the complete Information Management and Technology portfolio. This will ensure the best value for the NHS while also future-proofing a root to market for digital innovation such as RPA and AI solutions.”

Steve details that the IM&T framework will complement the current CDIS framework. “I believe that NHS LPP evolving the CDIS framework speaks to the digital industry that we’re working in, as it too is constantly growing and evolving. Along with this, technology consultancy is likely to increase in response,  as the role of technology in delivering patient care changes significantly, not least to help the NHS meet the challenge to go digital. CDIS is the gold standard clinical systems route to market for the NHS. Through IM&T we are creating a sister framework that will become the gold standard route to market for all other technology and digital solutions for the NHS and wider public sector.”

The Information Management and Technology framework intends to award via nine lots:

Lot 1 – Consultancy

Lot 2 – Network Infrastructure

Lot 3 – Hardware

Lot 4 – Software

Lot 5 – Cybersecurity

Lot 6 – Hosting

Lot 7 – Operational Services

Lot 8 – Interoperability and Interfacing

Lot 9 – IT Managed Service

Within the lots are a range of categories such as contract management, spend analysis, project management software, informatics and reporting software, CRM, robotic process automation, chatbots, artificial intelligence and blockchain, are just a few.

Bids are open until 17th July and to view the contract notice please click here.