Published date: 10 January 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: 9 February 2023, 12pm

Contract summary


  • Computer platforms - 30211300

  • Database systems - 48610000

  • Database-management system - 48612000

    • Electronic data management (EDM) - 48613000

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

    • Data-processing services - 72310000

    • Data storage services - 72317000

    • Data supply services - 72319000

    • Data management services - 72322000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

10 January 2023

Closing date

9 February 2023

Closing time


Contract start date

28 September 2023

Contract end date

27 September 2028

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Competitive dialogue (above threshold)

Tenders are invited from pre-qualified suppliers after discussion of requirements and potential solutions.

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

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



This is the first procurement exercise NHS England is carrying out in relation to plans for a federated data platform for the NHS. NHS England requires a Supplier for the provision of Federated Data Platform and Associated Services (FDP-AS). The data platform will be owned and controlled by the NHS to unlock the power of NHS data to understand patterns, solve problems, plan services for local populations and ultimately transform the health and care of the people they serve.

It is anticipated that the 5-year contract value will be up to £360,000,000. There will be an additional option to extend by 12 +12 months with a total estimated value of up to £480,000,000 over the contract period. The actual contract value will depend on the extent of the use of the solution.

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About the buyer

Contact name

Kate Cassidy


Quarry Hill