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Mainframe Solutions Transformation Programme.

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

NHS National Services Scotland
Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent
For the attention of: Mark Salveta
EH12 9EB Edinburgh
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312756000

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Scottish Prison Service

The Scottish Government Core Directorates

Aberdeen City Council

Aberdeenshire Council

Angus Council

Argyll and Bute Council

City of Edinburgh Council

Clackmannanshire Council

Comhairle nan Eilean Siar

Dumfries and Galloway Council

Dundee City Council

East Ayrshire Council

East Dunbartonshire Council

East Lothian Council

East Renfrewshire Council

Falkirk Council

Fife Council

Glasgow City Council

Highland Council

Inverclyde Council

Midlothian Council

Moray Council, The

North Ayrshire Council

North Lanarkshire Council

Orkney Islands Council

Perth and Kinross Council

Renfrewshire Council

Scottish Borders Council

Shetland Islands Council

South Ayrshire Council

South Lanarkshire Council

Stirling Council

West Dunbartonshire Council

West Lothian Council

Golden Jubilee Hospital (National Waiting Times Centre Board)

NHS 24

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

NHS Borders

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

NHS Education for Scotland

NHS Fife

NHS Forth Valley

NHS Grampian

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

NHS Health Scotland

NHS Highland

NHS Lanarkshire

NHS Lothian

NHS Orkney

Healthcare Improvement Scotland

NHS Shetland

NHS Tayside

NHS Western Isles

Scottish Ambulance Service

The Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service

The State Hospital for Scotland

Other Scottish Public Sector Organisations

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Mainframe Solutions Transformation Programme.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Scotland & connection of associated organisations outside Scotland.


II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as National Services Scotland), a statutory body constituted pursuant to the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978 (‘NSS’) intends to procure on behalf of NHS Scotland software and/or service solutions (‘Solutions’) designed to modernise the legacy mainframe applications which support a number of key systems used within NHS Scotland and which may extend for use in the wider public sector.
The current set of mainframe software solutions have served NHS Scotland exceptionally well over the past (in some cases) 25-plus years, but are now expensive to maintain and are not effective in supporting a modern service that is dependent on fast electronic communications and paper-lite ways of working.
NSS intends to procure Solutions in two separate lots:
- Lot 1 Community Health Index
- Lot 2 Scottish Child Public Health and Wellbeing System
(‘the Lots’)
Bidders may apply to be considered for 1 or more Lots.
NSS requires reliable, secure, flexible Solutions that will support the NHS in Scotland in delivering the highest standards of healthcare to the people of Scotland in a cost effective and efficient manner.
NSS is prepared to consider a range of Solutions that may be proposed by Bidders (defined below), including a service model. We are interested in exploring hosting options will ask bidders to provide a hosting proposal. Accordingly, NSS is conducting this procurement as a negotiated procedure under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012.
NSS will separately procure an implementation partner to facilitate the implementation and integration of the Solutions with each other and with other NHS solutions and services. This procurement will be conducted once the Solutions are sufficiently established to enable the role of the implementation partner to be scoped. Awarded contracts will be conditional on the appointment of an implementation partner for the applicable Lot.
Data security is crucial and Solutions must be compliant with NHS data security requirements and data protection legislation.
The NHS in Scotland requires long term stability for these crucial applications. Accordingly, long term contracts of ten (10) years are being sought with a commitment to provide support during this period. Options to extend the contracts and/ or a right to continued use of the Solutions would be considered advantageous.
Solutions should be agile and flexible to meet developments in healthcare provision. Some developments can be anticipated, for example, as a consequence of current progress in the integration of health and social care, the expansion of telehealth and affording patients direct access to records and services. Solutions must be capable of cost effective development and enhancement throughout the contract term to meet the challenges facing NHS Scotland.
These Solutions will be crucial to the operation of the NHS in Scotland and must be fully supported with guaranteed availability round the clock, every day of the year.
These Solutions will require integration with each other and many existing legacy systems and interfaces. The Solutions must adopt open standards, current and future. Coordination and co-operation with providers of other services and systems to NHS Scotland will be essential. A range of support and implementation services will be required dependent on the Solution proposed and the proposed integration model.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72000000, 72200000, 72261000, 71356000, 48000000

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 19 114 000 GBP
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Negotiated with a call for competition
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Lot 1 functional. Weighting 21
2. Lot 1 functional Scenarios. Weighting 13
3. Lot 1 Non-functional. Weighting 26
4. Lot 1 Future Flexibility. Weighting 5
5. Lot 1 Comm/legal & Price. Weighting 35
6. Lot 2 Functional. Weighting 32
7. Lot 2 Functional Scenarios. Weighting 13
8. Lot 2 Non-functional. Weighting 20
9. Lot 2 Future Flexibility. Weighting 5
10. Lot 2 Comm/Legal & Price. Weighting 30
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 094-170378 of 16.5.2015

Section V: Award of contract

Lot No: 1 - Lot title: CHI
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 3
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Wipro Technologies
3 Sheldon Square
W2 6HY London
United Kingdom

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 12 118 000 GBP
Excluding VAT
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 12 118 000 GBP
Excluding VAT
If annual or monthly value:
Number of years: 12
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: yes
Value or proportion of the contract likely to be sub-contracted to third parties:
Not known
Short description of the value/proportion of the contract to be sub-contracted: This was a Consortium Bid.
Lot No: 2 - Lot title: Child Health
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 3
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Servelec Healthcare Limited
The Straddle, Victoria Quays
S2 5SY Sheffield
United Kingdom
Internet address:

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 6 996 000 GBP
Excluding VAT
Total final value of the contract:
Value: 6 996 000 GBP
Excluding VAT
V.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
(SC Ref:485370).
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Authority will notify economic operators who submitted a tender of its decision to make an award of the contract(s). In respect of unsuccessful economic operators, such notification will contain, amongst other information, a summary of the reasons why the economic operator was unsuccessful. The notification will incorporate a ‘standstill period’ of a minimum of 10 clear calendar days (or a minimum of 15 calendar days if the communication method used is not electronic) between the date on which the Authority dispatches the notice and the date on which the Authority proposes to conclude the contract(s). The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority during the standstill period will automatically continue the prohibition on entering into the contract(s) until the court proceedings are determined, discontinued or disposed of, or the court, by interim order, brings to an end the prohibition. The remedies that may be awarded by the courts before the contract(s) has been entered into include the setting aside of the decision to award the contract(s) to the winning tenderer. The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority after the contract(s) has been entered into will not affect the contract(s) unless grounds for the imposition of special penalties under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 can be established. Otherwise the remedies that may be awarded by the courts where the contract(s) has been entered into are limited to the award of damages. Economic operators are entitled to write to the Authority after receipt of the notification should they require further clarification. The Authority will respond within 15 days of such a written request, but it should be noted that receipt by the Authority of such request during the standstill period may not prevent the Authority from awarding the contract(s) following the expiry of the standstill period. Where an economic operator is dissatisfied with the Authority's response to its request for clarification, or considers that the contract(s) has been concluded in breach of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012, such economic operator is advised promptly to seek independent legal advice.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: