Published date: 11 December 2022

Last edited date: 14 December 2022

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 16 December 2022

Contract summary


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

Location of contract

NE15 8NY

Procurement reference


Published date

11 December 2022

Closing date

16 December 2022

Contract type

Not applicable

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NHSBSA a Special Health Authority Department of Health and Social Care. NHSBSA receives details relating to NHS Advanced and Essential Services outlined in Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework (CPCF) and the Drug Tariff via its Manage Your Service (MYS) portal to reimburse Community Pharmacy Contractors in England.
Through this Expression of Interest (EOI), Suppliers are required to confirm whether they can meet the criteria and timescales to deliver the requirements. Please note this EOI will not result in the award of a contract. The objective of the EOI is to understand the market capability to deliver this requirement and it will inform a future procurement activity planned for December 2022 as per the timescales below.
The requirement is for suppliers providing software to pharmacies, to provide data feeds to NHSBSA via APIs from their software. Suppliers will be required are required to sign sign-up to facilitate delivery of the NHS Pharmacy Contraception Service for those pharmacies that wish to use it.
Facilitation will enable the transmission of data from the software to the MYS portal via the Service API and enable receipt into the software of response data from MYS. Suppliers will be paid a fixed fee (£20,000 ex VAT) for successful development, testing and go-live of APIs when completed in accordance with NHSBSA standards and completion dates.
Market Engagement Timescales:
-Issue EOI 10/12/22-16/12/22
-Bidder clarifications Deadline: 14/12/22
-Submission of EOI: 12:00 noon 16/12/22
Future Procurement Timescales (subject to EOI outcome)
-Issue Tender 20/12/2022
-Deadline for supplier clarification questions 04/01/2023
-Receipt of tenders 07/01/2023
-Contract Award 18/01/2023
Project Timescales:
-Contract Commences: 18/01/2023
-Confirmation you have a user interface within your product that enables pharmacy contractors to input the required data that has been demonstrated and deemed satisfactory: 24/2/2023
-Testing Complete: 24/3/2023
-Successful transmission of a live service message via each API: 29/3/2023
-Live Service Payment Window Opens: 01/04/2023

Expression of Interest Response:
Suppliers are requested to confirm they:
-can deliver the requirements and key (testing and development) milestones within the timescales set out herein;
-deliver the requirements against the fixed price of £20,000 ex VAT
-there will be no charges levied to the Pharmacy Contractor
-have the following capabilities within their systems:
-Access to The Personal Demographics Service (PDS)
-Summary Care Record (SCR) 1-click functionality is preferable, but not essential
-can enter into a Non-Processor Agreement
To access all documentation suppliers must register an interest via reference C118229 (22_11_07 NHSE: Pharmacy Contraception Service API Development - EOI).

More information

Previous notice about this procurement

22_11_07 NHSE Contraception Service Pharmacy API Development (EOI)

  • Early engagement
  • Published 11 December 2022, last edited 12 December 2022

About the buyer

Contact name

NHSBSA Commercial Services


Goldcrest Way
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE15 8NY