Published date: 18 March 2019

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: 23 April 2019

Contract summary


  • Health and social work services - 85000000

  • Miscellaneous health services - 85140000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

18 March 2019

Closing date

23 April 2019

Contract start date

1 August 2019

Contract end date

31 July 2020

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open (non-OJEU)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

Non-OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued below a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The successful projects will be selected primarily on their potential value to the local health economy and on the improved outcomes delivered for the service users. Whilst the West of England AHSN will work with successful applicants and host organisations to deliver a successful pilot project and gather information that can contribute to a value for money business case for health and care organisations, it would be for the health and care organisation itself to commission the innovative product or service once the project ends. This would usually be done as part of a competitive business planning process.
Applicants should offer a transformative solution and also consider the following underlying aspects of the use of their innovative product or service:
- How will you ensure that your technology and/or service solution is affordable to the NHS both immediately and throughout the life of the product? What health economics evidence do you have to demonstrate this?
- How will the proposed solution impact on the clinical care pathway?
- How will the service user be empowered? How will you ensure that the technology and/or service solution will be suitable to the technology/servicer user (and their families) and to health and care workers?
- How will you ensure this technology and/or service solution assists the community and the care givers?
- How will it contribute to the prevention agenda?
- How sustainable is your technology and/or service solution and what is the end of the life cycle of the product? For example, can it use a renewable source of energy?

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About the buyer


Royal Untied Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust



Closing: 23 April 2019