40 suppliers named on NHS SBS digital health advisory framework agreement

NHS Shared Business Services (SBS) has awarded a contract for a framework agreement around the “provision of digital health advisory and related goods and services for healthcare”.

The framework is set to cover specialist clinical and healthcare digital consultancy; clinical and digital health delivery and augmentation; clinical data science and population health analytics; and digital skills in healthcare, with the contract valued at an estimated £500 million.

40 suppliers are named on the framework agreement, including: Adecco; Axiologik; Burendo; Blum Health; Carnall Farrar; Cognizant Worldwide; Deloitte; Ember Technology; Evolution Recruitment Solutions; Frazer Nash Consultancy; Healthcare Innovation Consortium; Hyper Talent Solutions; Impelsys; Kainos Software; KPMG; Mastek; Moorhouse Consulting; Nordic Global; Practicus; Smart Co Consulting; Zensar Technologies; Channel 3 Consulting; Accenture; Storm Id; Healthcare Clinical Informatics; Airelogic; Mckinsey; NHS Arden & Greater East Midlands CSU; NHS South Central & West CSU; NHS North of England CSU; Maxwell Stanley Consulting; Atos IT Services; Ernst & Young; KCL Digital; Royal Free London NHS Trust; St Vincents Consulting; Zaizi; Apira; Mott Macdonald; and Akeso.

It is set to run until March 2026, with a potential to extend for a further 24 months. The award notice can be found in full here.

Earlier this year, HTN highlighted the 23 suppliers named on another NHS SBS framework agreement, around the supply and maintenance of audio-visual solutions and integrated operating theatres. We also previously noted the 29 suppliers named on an NHS SBS framework for intelligent automation solutions.

In other news around tenders and procurements, we highlighted how NHS Cheshire and Merseyside, working with Health Innovation North West Coast, is preparing to launch a tender for a new telehealth platform.

In March, we reported that NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership opened a procurement for a medical workforce electronic system; and Hywel Dda Local University Health Board published a tender worth an estimated £75 million for a digital transformation strategic partner to support them in planning, accessing and managing digital ambitions.