A tender worth £400m is up for grabs from the University College London Hospitals NHS Trust (UCLH) as it seeks an IT partner for a 10-year digital transformation project.
The tender, which starts at £150m, seeks a company to develop a unified ICT service model designed to “provide staff and patients with access to the right systems, at the right place, at the right time to enable the delivery of efficient and effective patient care”.
The tender does not offer much more than an overview of how the Trust wants its IT to be shaped over the next decade, but does outline several goals that it wants the successful strategic partner to achieve.
These include the provision of innovative technologies that support the Trust’s strategic and digital transformation agendas, the improvement of the quality of service provided to users of the technology, value for money while delivering improved services, and tangible benefits for the organisation.
The Trust's digital transformation programme will encompass all application and technical architecture, data management, information governance, managing procurement and IT contracts, and systems integration.
It will also involve working on foundation services, such as application support and maintenance, information security, running a service desk, and providing technology training to the hospital’s staff.
UCLH is ideally looking for a single supplier to become its strategic partner, although it said that consortiums will be considered if the companies nominate a primary contractor and provide an appropriate guarantee to deliver the objectives outlined in the tender. The Trust is also limiting the number of bidders to 10.
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