Published date: 7 February 2023

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 24 March 2023, 12pm

Contract summary


  • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support - 72000000

  • Networking software development services - 72212210

  • Platform interconnectivity software development services - 72212211

    • Operating system enhancement software development services - 72212213

    • Network operating system software development services - 72212214

    • License management software development services - 72212218

    • Miscellaneous networking software development services - 72212219

    • Information technology services - 72222300

    • Data services - 72300000

    • Data-processing services - 72310000

    • Database services - 72320000

    • Internet services - 72400000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

7 February 2023

Closing date

24 March 2023

Closing time


Contract start date

20 June 2023

Contract end date

19 June 2028

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (above threshold)

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



Currently, NHS Supply Chain captures customer demand through a range of solutions including a core catalogue, EDI order feeds, through a forecast driven automated replenishment model, and through orders triggered by inventory usage (e.g., in theatres for high value products). Some of these solutions are over 30 years old, unstable, aren't flexible and are unable to adapt to our strategy or external changes.
We are looking for ONE Supply Chain Digital Commerce Portal - Provide a single tailored and intuitive order and order management platform, managing personalised content delivery across web and mobile channels whilst supporting integration with Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and 3rd party platforms. The platform will be made accessible to the NHS as well as ~1,100 Suppliers.
Services based Architecture - Highly agile, modular, and incremental architecture to improve service delivery providing single source of truth, accelerated time to value and reducing total cost of ownership
Business rules engine - Defining rules against product master data including but not limited to, product price, stock levels, rationing rules, minimum and maximum order values, and Supply routing conditions
Product Data Management / Taxonomy - A complete and comprehensible product taxonomy enabling customers to find exactly what they need and complete their checkout with ease

More information


Additional text

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About the buyer

Contact name

Supply Chain Coordination Limited (SCCL) the management function of NHS Supply Chain


Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road,