Scotland Excel opens £25 million technology enabled care goods framework for 32 local authorities

Scotland Excel has opened an opportunity for tech-enabled care goods and services on behalf of the 32 local authorities in Scotland.

The estimated total value of the framework is £25 million, to initially run for 24 months, with the potential to be extended for two further periods of 12 months each.

It’s divided into lots, with the first lot being for digital dispersed alarm units that communicate with the receiving centre and connect with relevant peripheral devices, valued at an estimated £8.5 million. The second lot is for alarm trigger devices that connect to an alarm unit, and is valued at an estimated £5.5 million.

Other lots include for tele care peripheral devices and accessories, valued at £3 million; for health and care peripherals, valued at £2 million; environmental device peripherals, valued at £3.25 million; warden call systems, valued at £400,000; key storage compartments, valued at £100,000; GPS devices with ancillary monitoring and telecare mobile phones, valued at £1.25 million; and a lifestyle monitoring with ancillary monitoring service, valued at £1 million. However the notice adds the framework is not limited to these areas.

The time limit for receipt of applications is 8 February 2024 at 12pm, and tenderers must be able to maintain the tender within 6 months from the date stated for receipt of tender. To read the notice in full, please click here.

In related news, Healthcare Improvement Scotland has shared that a new app-based service described as a “one-stop shop” is to be delivered to support clinical and care decision-making, marking the latest step in the roll-out of the Right Decision Service – a programme designed to support professionals delivering care by providing access to evidence-based tools and digital platforms.

Elsewhere, NHS Scotland’s chief data officer Albert King has shared insights into Scotland’s ambitions and potential for digital and data across health and care, highlighting Scotland’s “pioneering approach to data and AI in healthcare”, as well as its partnerships with global consultancies and technology companies in demonstrating its “progressive and advanced” status on the global health landscape.