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Title: Public Cloud for the National Digital Platform
Reference No: MAR347416
OCID: ocds-r6ebe6-0000575552
Published by: NHS Education for Scotland
Publication Date: 06/03/2019
Deadline Date: 05/04/2019
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: NHS Education for Scotland (NES) wishes to contract for provision of public cloud services to host the National Digital Platform.
Development of the National Digital Platform (NDP) is a commitment under the Scottish Government’s Digital Health and Care Strategy which was published in April 2018. The NDP work is being taken forward by NES Digital Service.
The Platform will:
- make it possible to create and deploy real time data at the point of care (including through self-service) to improve the quality of care and patient outcomes;
- operate to a predictable architecture which to enable new and innovative products to be developed and implemented across the health and care system; and
- enable the use of data at scale for quality improvement and to support research and innovation.
CPV: 72000000, 72317000, 72315000, 72510000.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

NHS Education for Scotland

2nd floor, Westport, 102 Westport

EDINBURGH

EH3 9DN

UK

E-mail: jim.binnie@nhs.net

NUTS: UKM75

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA13002

I.3) Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:

http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Default.aspx


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Default.aspx


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Public Cloud for the National Digital Platform

II.1.2) Main CPV code

72000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) wishes to contract for provision of public cloud services to host the National Digital Platform.

Development of the National Digital Platform (NDP) is a commitment under the Scottish Government’s Digital Health and Care Strategy which was published in April 2018. The NDP work is being taken forward by NES Digital Service.

The Platform will:

- make it possible to create and deploy real time data at the point of care (including through self-service) to improve the quality of care and patient outcomes;

- operate to a predictable architecture which to enable new and innovative products to be developed and implemented across the health and care system; and

- enable the use of data at scale for quality improvement and to support research and innovation.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 15 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

72317000

72315000

72510000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM


Main site or place of performance:

Scotland

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) for provision of public cloud services to host the National Digital Platform.

Development of the National Digital Platform (NDP) is a commitment under the Scottish Government’s Digital Health and Care Strategy which was published in April 2018. The NDP work is being taken forward by NES Digital Service.

The Platform will:

- make it possible to create and deploy real time data at the point of care (including through self-service) to improve the quality of care and patient outcomes;

- operate to a predictable architecture which to enable new and innovative products to be developed and implemented across the health and care system; and

- enable the use of data at scale for quality improvement and to support research and innovation.

The cloud infrastructure would be used to host the NDP including: repositories for storing structured and unstructured clinical data, web services to power web and mobile applications, an integration layer and web apps.

The procurement will include minimum security standards, desired security outcomes and some specific security requirements such as

- Compliance with NCSC cloud security principles

- ISO27001 or equivalent

The cloud services need to include platform as a service and infrastructure as a service, with provision for virtual networks, on demand computing and data storage.

In considering bids NES Digital Service will be interested in additional services related to the storage and management of clinical data.

In considering bids NES Digital Service will be interested in the opportunities presented by the bidder for the collaborative development of new technology related to healthcare and healthcare data.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 15 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 120

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Options of 2 and 5 years

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 3

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

ESPD Q.4B.1.1 Bidders will be required to have a minimum ‘general’ yearly turnover of GBP 3m GBP for the last 2 years: Please provide annual accounts for the relevant 2 years.

ESPD Q.4B.5.1 Please provide evidence of insurance levels listed below.


Minimum level(s) of standards required:

ESPD Q.4B.1.1 Suppliers must demonstrate the following financial capacity over the last 2 years: Turnover of GBP 3m GBP per annum over last 2 financial years.

Q.4B.5.1. It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

Employers liability insurance: GBP 5 000 000;

Public liability insurance: GBP 1 000 000;

Professional indemnity insurance: GBP 1 000 000;

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

4C.1.2 Please provide details of three relevant examples of services carried out during the last 3 years as specified in the contract notice.

Weighing 60 % as per scoring model in document attached to this notice.

4.C.2 Bidders will be required to confirm details of the technicians or technical bodies and certifications such as ISO 27001 or equivalent who they can call upon,

especially those responsible for quality control and security standards. Weighting 20 % as per scoring model in document attached to this notice.

4.C.6 Professional qualifications or certifications held by the service provider or the contractor itself: ITIL qualifications or equivalent and other professional qualifications relevant to the services outlined in the contract notice.

Weighing 10 % as per scoring model in document attached to this notice.

4C.8.1 Bidders will be required to confirm their average annual manpower for the last 3 years. Weighing 10 % as per scoring model in document attached to this notice.


Minimum level(s) of standards required:

4C.2 Minimum standard ISO 27001 or equivalent

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation

IV.1.4) Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated

IV.1.5) Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 05/04/2019

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 15/04/2019

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

ESPD Evaluation as outlined in scoring document attached to this notice.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=575552.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:

Up to prime contractors to apply.

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

Clauses included in the contract.

(SC Ref:575552)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

NHS Education for Scotland

2nd floor, Westport, 102 Westport

EDINBURGH

EH3 9DN

UK

Telephone: +44 1316563200

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

04/03/2019


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
No further information has been uploaded.
Main Contact: jim.binnie@nhs.net
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
271500Services - Information Communication TechnologyInformation Communication Technology

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
130Aberdeen & North-East
100All Scotland
160Edinburgh & Lothians
150Glasgow & Strathclyde
120Highlands and Islands
170Scotland South
140Tayside, Central & Fife

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Current Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSizeDownloads
06/03/2019 ESPD Cloud ESPD163.58 KB158
06/03/2019 CLOUD ESPD scoring ESPD Scoring14.17 KB123

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