This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Wednesday 18 November 2020
University Hospital Lewisham

Commercial Analyst, Support for NHS IT Programme Managment

12 Incomplete applications

12 SME, 0 large

30 Completed applications

28 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Wednesday 11 November 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 13 November 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 18 November 2020 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Business analyst
Summary of the work
supporting Trusts with restructuring of ICT / Informatics / Digital teams

Developing digital Stratergies

Help on key contracts with existing suppliers, including with Cerner for their EPR

Requirements is to support the Trust in going out for procurements

developing business cases for strategic digital solutions

carry out strategic reviews
Latest start date
Sunday 15 November 2020
Expected contract length
18 Months Maximum
Organisation the work is for
University Hospital Lewisham
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Chief Information Offier and wider IT team, Project officers, Procurement, Finance.
What the specialist will work on
Provide advice analysis and support to the Chief Information Officer of Univeristy Hospital Lewisham in relation to digitisation and data migration. Helping to manage relationships between key supplier representitives and Trust operatives to smooth out the pace of change and provide a degree of stability as measures are taken to upgrade/maintain key systems.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
University Hospital Lewisham
Working arrangements
Call off arrangment, timesheets submitted in arrears for work commissioned by the CIO, reporting to the CIO
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
  • Must have knowledge of methodologies for developing requirements to support a Trust in going out to procurement
  • experience do you have in the procurement of clinical systems for an Acute Trust
  • experience of developing digital strategies with Trusts, for example, a ‘cloud first’
  • experience in supporting Trusts with restructuring of ICT
  • Can ensure the safe implementation of critical information systems
  • experience supporting Trusts with implementing EDM and outsourced scanning
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • RIS, PACS and VNA Knowledge
  • Have supported Trusts to recover implementations that are failing

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • •work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • •have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • •can work with clients with low technical expertise
  • •challenge the status quo
  • •share knowledge and experience with other team members
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Start Date is Listed as befor the Closing date
The Origional Brief recived by Procurement was to have a start date no earlier than the 15th of November, it has taken longer to publish the opertunity than antisipated and the earliest start date was not updated.

the competition closes as stated
2. is there a current incumbent ?
There is no current incumbent
3. Would this role be remote inline with government guidelines or do you require the specialist onsite full/part time?
Mix of onsite and remote working required as directed on a week by week baisis
4. Will this role be entirely office based or is there some remote working?
5. Is this role outside IR35?
Aplicants should operate under the assumption the role will fall INSIDE IR35
6. When do you need the commercial analysts to start?
Some time after the 18th of November
7. Can you confirm the IR35 answer
the role will fall INSIDE IR35
8. Can you confirm if there is an option for this role to be fully remote?
Some onsite work is necessitated by this role, their is no option to carry out this role 100% remotly. the exact breakdown of onsite and remote working will be established with the CIO at the Handover stage, and will be adapted to meet buisness needs over time.
9. Are you expecting this to be a full time role, Mon-Fri?
exact working hours and work pattern to be agreed with the CIO on identification of a candidate with a suitable skillset.
10. Are you able to work with a nearshore delivery model. 20% onsite/ onshore 80% In the same timezone and within the EU?
The exact nature of onsite offsight work is to be agreed with the CIO on a roling baisis, as the needs of the business progress