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Birmingham Women’s and Children’s publishes tender for EPR integration and data migration services

Birmingham Women’s and Children’s NHS Foundation Trust has published a tender for EPR programme data migration and integration services, to support the implementation of the trust’s Epic programme.

The procurement is for the development, deployment, and management of integration between the trust’s legacy systems and EPR, with the trust aiming to implement a “high availability solution” for integration of Epic with retained trust legacy systems. Additionally, the procurement includes support for version upgrade of the Rhapsody integration engine.

The initial duration of contracts awarded will be one year, although extensions may be provided up to a total of seven years.

The trust has elected to use an accelerated open procedure “in order to balance the urgency of the requirement for the services with the overarching requirement to procure within the PCR 2015 requirements for proportionality, transparency and equal treatment”. In line with this, the time limit for the receipt of tenders is 17 January 2024 at 1pm.

Tenders can be submitted through the Health Family Single eCommercial System Portal (Atamis).

To read the notice in full, please click here.

In other news from the region, Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust has launched an app to support cancer patients, with funding supported by the West Midlands Cancer Alliance.

Also in the area, Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has revealed that it is trialling a new system of digital health assessments, which asks patients on the waiting list for clinical services to complete a health survey to find out whether they still require an appointment.

In other procurement news, towards the end of last year we saw NHS England publish a tender worth an estimated £307 million for the New Hospital Programme, with the intention of appointing a long-term delivery partner to support scheme design, programme and project management, and commercial expertise.