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NHS Lambeth CCG

Lambeth Digital Accelerator - Technical Expert

17 Incomplete applications

16 SME, 1 large

3 Completed applications

3 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Wednesday 15 January 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 17 January 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 22 January 2020 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Technical Architect
Summary of the work
To provide expert technical advice across the Lambeth digital accelerator programme with a particular focus on software development and software integration.
Latest start date
Friday 24 January 2020
Expected contract length
10 days between January 2020 and March 2020
Organisation the work is for
NHS Lambeth CCG
Maximum day rate
£500 incl VAT

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You will be working most closely with the Digital Accelerator’s Programme Manager.
What the specialist will work on
1. e-CPCS
Build on existing work to co-design 'open' software solution that will enable electronic referral and bookings (where appropriate) of patients that present with minor illness via their GP practice online consultation system to community pharmacies.

Write technical specification(s) to procure this solution

Support technical review proposals received

2. Social Prescribing
Build on existing work to co-design 'open' software solution that will enable seamless digital social prescribing pathway

3. GP practice websites
Write technical specification to improve GP practice website(s) for Lambeth

4. Other Digital Accelerator Programme Projects
Provide expert technical advice for other emerging projects

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Any face to face work will take place at NHS Lambeth CCG Office at 1 Lower Marsh, London, SE1 7NT
Working arrangements
Anticipate 2hours /week face to face or teleconference each week as required by the project.

Onsite work will only be required for decision making meetings either in Lambeth or Southwark
Security clearance

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Proven track record of delivering technology projects (2 examples)
  • Experience developing integration solutions in healthcare (2 examples)
  • Highly skilled with at least one programming language
  • Have >2 years experience as a technical expert/advisor role with NHS Digital or NHSX
  • Experience engaging with senior stakeholders in a technical and business capacity
  • Experience across the full product development life cycle (from requirements to user testing)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience writing technical specification for procuring software solution for integration
  • Experience in designing software solutions built on NHSD open principles
  • Experience in modern Agile software development methodologies
  • Have > 10 years experience working in a commercial health software company

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Have experience working within the NHS
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Can help to build relationships between client's software engineering, user design and NHS teams
  • Can be an vocal advocate for working in an 'agile' way with senior stakeholders
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Q- Is there an incumbent already in this post?
A- No there is not an incumbent in this post. This is the first time a technical expert with this level of experience will be appointed to the Programme.
2. Can you confirm the likely Statement of Work for this opportunity? It sounds like a mix of Interface Specification writing, e.g. Swagger APIs, some Business Analysis of the social pathway, performance analysis of the practice websites etc. Are there BAs on your team, or is this part of the role? Additionally you require the consultant to be an Agile Coach as well? Given the short time frame and low budget (£5000 over 10 days), is this SoW expected to be a high level overview, leading to more detailed future investigation and specification?
All the information available for this role has been published. There are no Business Analysts on this team and this role is not intended to be a business analyst role
3. Have >2 years experience as a technical expert/advisor role with NHS Digital or NHSX" – why have you decided to restrict the tender opportunity like this? There are lots of excellent and relevant digital change programmes going on in central govt on an equal footing eg. Public Health England, Local Authorities, Mayors Office, Thrive, CQC, NICE, GDS etc​
It is considered to be advantageous for this individual to have experience working in NHSD/NHSX due the need for experience of large scale (NHS) health transformation and implementation programmes and this sort of work being predominantly delivered by NHSD/X
4. Finding a Technical Expert for the current day rate may not provide the expert level needed for what role is asking? How has this day rate been calculated?
Based on budget available and other similar roles advertised online.
5. What is overall budget for the project?
This role will work across multiple projects within the same programme and therefore the budget for this role is £500/day for ~ 10 days until the end of this financial year.