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The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) is a key part of the NHS and we are responsible for processing £30bn of health and related expenditure across a diverse range of services. Since 2014 the NHSBA has operated a Data Analytics Learning ...

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
NHS Business Services Authority
Stella House, Goldcrest Way, Newburn Riverside Business Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE15 8NY
United Kingdom
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKC2

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://nhsbsa.bravosolution.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://nhsbsa.bravosolution.co.uk
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:

Data Analytics Learning Laboratory (DALL) in the Cloud.

Reference number: 17_08_02
II.1.2)Main CPV code
48482000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) is a key part of the NHS and we are responsible for processing £30bn of health and related expenditure across a diverse range of services. Since 2014 the NHSBA has operated a Data Analytics Learning Laboratory (DALL) for the NHSBSA and wider NHS customers.

The DALL's existing technology is an on-premise, Oracle Exadata and Exalytics solution purchased in 2013. In order to meet current and emerging business requirements, the NHSBSA's strategy is to transition the DALL to a fully cloud based solution in 2018.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
48480000
48600000
48610000
48611000
48612000
72212460
72212461
72212600
72212610
72415000
72416000
72421000
72422000
72500000
72541100
72600000
72611000
72910000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC
NUTS code: UKJ
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) is a key part of the NHS and we are responsible for processing £30bn of health and related expenditure across a diverse range of services. Since 2014 the NHSBA has operated a Data Analytics Learning Laboratory (DALL) for the NHSBSA and wider NHS customers.

The DALL consists of:

i. Database - Copy of production systems around the NHSBSA, external data sets and data sets controlled by Data Sharing Agreements (DSA).

ii. Visualisation - Application dashboards presenting both Advanced analytics and Management Information to internal NHSBSA staff.

iii. Reports - Providing reports to wider NHS/ Department of Health (DH)H for policy decisions.

The DALL's existing technology is an on-premise, Oracle Exadata and Exalytics solution purchased in 2013. In order to meet current and emerging business requirements, the NHSBSA's strategy is to transition the DALL to a fully cloud based solution in 2018. Therefore, through this Request for Information process we are seeking to understand the following:

- What cloud based solutions exist in the market place that could provide the DALL service - this is not restricted to Oracle only solutions.

- Knowledge of suppliers in the market

- Indicative timescales to transition from the current on-premise solution to a cloud based one

- Indicative costs of transition and on-going running costs

- Benefits of cloud based solutions which may include monetary savings, increased functionality, improved interoperability etc.

The DALL service is primarily operated based in by staff in Stella House, Newcastle, together with and secondary office in Eastbourne. This is subject to growth and a different operating model as the service evolves the new cloud solution must be scalable as we grow.

Providing a high quality, efficient and accurate insight is paramount to us and we work closely with customers to ensure that the business knowledge and requirements are central to all analytics produced.

We are also looking to improve and enhance the user experience for delivery of analytics to the business. Currently analytics are delivered through static reports and some interactive R Shiny dashboards, running on the Exalytics server. We are looking to consolidate and refine this, including our ability to report effectively both internally and externally (wider NHS/DH).

II.2.14)Additional information

The purpose of this Prior Information Notice (PIN) is to inform the market operators of a Request for Information Exercise which the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) is conducting in relation to the services described in II.2.4).

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
01/11/2017

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

This is not a call for competition. The RFI is one of the NHSBSA's preliminary market consultation activities. Its purpose is to provide the market a broad indication of the potential future opportunity which the NHSBSA may offer and to receive feedback from the market to understand what Cloud based solutions can be provided to meet the business requirements for the DALL and as such inform the NHSBSA requirements and procurement strategy.

Interested parties are invited to express and interest in participating in the RFI by registering on the NHSBSA eSourcing portal (this is only required once) https://nhsbsa.bravosolution.co.uk. The RFI documents will be released on the eSourcing Portal on 24.8.2017 and RFI responses are required by the 12th September 2017. The NHSBSA will also be holding a supplier webex on the 25.8.2017 to run through our requirements and to allow interested parties to raise questions.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
10/08/2017