Secondary Care

£250 million framework for Intelligent Automation tools released

A new framework has been launched by NHS Shared Business Services to allow NHS organisations and other public sector bodies to purchase intelligent automation tools.

The £250 million framework intends to provide a contractual service to support the adoption, implementation and on-going development of intelligent automation solutions across health and care.

The framework aims to support healthcare providers to utilise these tools to “increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve quality.”

Based across ‘four lots’, suppliers can indicate whether they provide intelligent automation software, implementation and on-going support, add-on software, or IT services, consulting, software development, internet and support.

The first lot aims to provide consultancy and support services for healthcare providers planning to set-up and implement an in-house intelligent automation service. The second lot, split into two sub lots, is for organisations to procure ‘off the shelf’ software and licensing. The third lot is designed to support organisations who already have or are building automation functions already.

The framework is planned to be in place for 48 months and the deadline for suppliers to express interest in the tender is 25 August 2021.

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