Hywel Dda Local University Health Board publishes £75m tender for long-term digital transformation partner

Hywel Dda Local University Health Board has published a tender worth an estimated £75 million for a digital transformation strategic partner to support them in planning, accessing and managing digital ambitions by leveraging the capacity and expertise of both the health board and the partner.

It is hoped that the long-term partnership will “significantly” accelerate the pace of the health board’s digital response and priorities, with specifications including that the partner be flexible in nature; that they will provide “stable and sustainable” solutions; and that they will work in an integrated way with the health board’s internal teams.

“A digital transformation strategic partner will therefore put in place much needed flexibility to sustainably manage changing peaks and troughs of future projects, responding to funding opportunities more quickly,” the notice states, “thereby reducing over time the use of ad-hoc contractor support and achieving more sustainable outcomes for patients/citizens.”

The contract is expected to run over ten years, lasting until an estimated date of 23 April 2034.

The closing date to apply is 23 April 2024 at 12pm; click here to access the notice in full.

In other news from Wales, earlier this month we looked into the new primary care strategy from Digital Health and Care Wales, spanning 2024-2027 and placing emphasis on the development of a digital futures team to help shape technology choices as well as the enhancement of researching and reporting capability.

We also covered the draft organisational strategy for 2024-2030 from Digital Health and Care Wales, which sets out strategic objectives for digital across health and care, including infrastructure, data platform, open architecture, digital services, digital health and care records, research, innovation and workforce.

In other contract news, HTN reported on the news that the New Victoria Hospital in London has signed a contract with MEDITECH to provide its web-based electronic health record; and that Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust awarded a contract for digital neurodevelopment assessments with an estimated value of £749,000 to online mental health, autism and ADHD service provider Healios.