This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Thursday 10 June 2021
The Christie NHS FT

HIMSS AMAM Delivery Support

5 Incomplete applications

4 SME, 1 large

2 Completed applications

2 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Thursday 27 May 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 3 June 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 10 June 2021 at 11:59pm GMT


Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Summary of the work
Independent pre-assessment HIMSS AMAM L6 and L7
Indepth Gap Analysis against HIMSS AMAM L6 and L7 criteria
Recommendations and roadmap for closing gaps
Latest start date
Sunday 1 August 2021
Expected contract length
North West England
Organisation the work is for
The Christie NHS FT
Budget range

About the work

Why the work is being done
Progressing Analytics Maturity - achieving HIMSS AMAM Level 7 accreditation
Problem to be solved
We require an external view of our achievements so far, to undertake an objective gap analysis and help us find solutions for closing those gaps, effectively helping us to develop a road map towards achieving AMAM Level 7 accreditation
Who the users are and what they need to do
As a cancer specialist hospital we need to understand where and why we are not using data as effectively as we could and where we can improve in the use of data for decision making across the trust so that we achieve full analytical maturity.
Early market engagement
Any work that’s already been done
Existing team
Deputy CIO, Head of Analytics, Business Intelligence Lead, Analytics Projects Lead
Current phase
Not applicable

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Main hospital site is in Manchester UK. A lot of work may be done virtually via Teams
Working arrangements
onsite only as and when required (minimum)

Contact mostly via Teams meetings
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
have experience of helping organisations to achieve HIMSS Analytics accreditation
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • have experience of working with NHS organisations
  • have experience of HIMSS assessments
  • have experience of HIMSS AMAM assessments

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a written proposal.

How many suppliers to evaluate
Proposal criteria
  • approach and methodology
  • how the approach or solution meets your organisation’s policy or goal
  • how they’ve identified risks and dependencies and offered approaches to manage them
  • value for money
  • estimated timeframes for the work
Cultural fit criteria
  • challenge the status quo
  • share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • be comfortable standing up for their discipline
Payment approach
Fixed price
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Are they aware that only HIMSS can come in and give a final assessment and award the achieved HIMSS level score for any of the 7 modules?
I read there was a Data Office to be formed (presentation given by CEO and available online) – was this set up?
Have they a data strategy formed for the Trust and in what state of delivery is it? Is it available for review?
Yes we are fully aware about the HIMSS assessment process. Content of CEO presentation is not applicable to this project. We are currently in the process of developing our current data strategy – not yet available for sharing but will be shared with supplier on hiring.
2. Have you engaged with any HIMSS Certified Organisation or HIMSS directly already and received the HIMSS assessment survey for AMMAM
If NO is there a reason for not having done so?
If YES are the survey(s) completed or to be completed as yet?
Have you achieved any HIMSS levels before for EMRAM or others? If not (recommend) you approach EMRAM first.
5 Is there a timeframe you are working to achieve an L6 or 7 in AMMAM
The HIMSS team visited and undertook an AMAM assessment survey for us in 2018. We have an assessment score and gap analysis for that time. We are aware of EMRAM but are currently focusing on AMAM. Initial analysis by the supplier will help to inform timescales for achieving Levels 6 and 7 but we are aiming for the next 1-2 years.
3. Is the work inside or outside IR35?
Maybe either
4. What is the duration and budget?
To be discussed with supplier – dependent upon what can be delivered.
5. Is there an incumbent?