Published date: 3 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: 11 January 2023, 12pm

Contract summary


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

Location of contract

NE15 8NY

Value of contract

£20,000 to £100,000

Procurement reference


Published date

3 January 2023

Closing date

11 January 2023

Closing time


Contract start date

18 January 2023

Contract end date

31 March 2024

Contract type

Not applicable

Procedure type


Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



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.

The requirement is for suppliers providing software to pharmacies, to provide data feeds to NHSBSA via APIs from their software. Suppliers are required to 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.

Contract commences 18/01/2023
Contractor User interface for the NHS Pharmacy Contraception Service captures the required data as outlined in the advanced service specification presented 24/2/2023
Pharmacy Contractor has access to user interface to allow input of details for the Pharmacy Contraception Service delivered 01/03/2023
Contraception API assurance testing complete 19/3/2023
Successful transmission of a live service message via the API 26/3/2023
Transmission of any live service messages input by pharmacy contractors from the commencement of the advanced service on 1 March 2023 - 31/03/2023

Supplier Requirements

1-deliver the requirements and key (testing and development) milestones within the timescales set out herein;
2-have the following capabilities within their systems:
2a-access to The Personal Demographics Service (PDS)
2b-access to Electronic Health Records
2c-summary Care Record (SCR) 1-click functionality is preferable, but not essential
2d-access to The Electronic Prescription Service Tracker
2e-access to NICE Clinical Knowledge Summaries (CKS)
2f-access to The Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d)
3-have been accredited/certified by NHSD against points 2a-2f and can evidence where requested
4-enter into a Non-Processor Agreement
5-support ongoing changes to the service up to twice annually for the duration of the contract.
6-deliver the requirements against the fixed price of £20,000 ex VAT
7-there will be no charges levied to the Pharmacy Contractor. We expect that no charges will be levied to the Pharmacy Contractors for the term of the agreement. Entering into this agreement means you will be receiving £20k ex VAT for developing this service and this includes support and claim management when it is live.

To access all documentation suppliers must register an interest via To access the documentation suppliers must search opportunities using system reference C120751.

About the buyer

Contact name

Commercial Services


Goldcrest Way
Newcastle Upon Tyne
NE15 8NY
United Kingdom