Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Digital service, remote monitoring of patients with chronic rheumatic conditions copy copy

Incomplete applications

Incomplete applications
2 SME, 2 large

Completed applications

Completed applications
18 SME, 2 large
Important dates
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Published Thursday 30 November 2017
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 7 December 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Thursday 14 December 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Summary of the work Digital solution for rheumatic patient appoitments, for Guy's and St Thomas NHS' Foundation Trust. Specification document available through
Delta e-tendering portal, and documents can be accessed through using tender access code: 7N525EZE2K. Any interest for this opportunity must be submitted via DOS portal.
Latest start date Monday 1 January 2018
Expected contract length Up to 2 years
Location London
Organisation the work is for Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Budget range Planned budget in the first instance £50K to £100K

About the work

About the work
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Why the work is being done Trust's rheumatology runs a variety of specialist and subspecialist services with 18,000 face-to-face patient contacts per year.
The requirement is for replacing legacy MS Access database which is currently used to manage these patients. Trust is looking for remote monitoring options for managing these patients.
A summary specification and snapshot for the discovery stage is downloadable through Delta e-tendering portal: and use tender access code 7N525EZE2K for accessing the files through Delta.
Problem to be solved Currently using MS Access for rheumatic patient appointments and follow up care. Prefer switching away from the current solution to more comprehensive digital solution, enabling clinical teams to manage the associated processes more effectively.
Requires development for a fully functioning MVP.
The proposed solution must be able to interface with Trust's other clinical systems.
Who the users are and what they need to do Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust; Rheumatic Department - users: Trust administrators and clinicians.
Manage the patient appoitments and follow up care using electronic/digital solution. Current MS Access solution limited to the requirement.
Early market engagement
Any work that’s already been done Have spent the last six months in discovery in a bid to improve our understanding of users; their behaviour, needs and wants. We believe we have validated the concept with both patients and Trust staff. This has involved engaging patients and clinicians to develop a series of lo-fi prototypes, which continue to be iterated. The details for the above can be shared with interested bidders.
Existing team Trust clinical and IT team
Current phase Alpha

Work setup

Work setup
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Address where the work will take place Central London, SE1
Working arrangements Work can be jointly progressed with the teams on-site and remotely, and
requirement provider to allocate time for key face to face meetings.
Security clearance

Additional information

Additional information
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
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.

Skills and experience
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Essential skills and experience
  • Understand digital solutions for healthcare environment
  • Understand the complexities around system integration (various clinical and EHR systems)
  • Previous track record providing equivalent clinical system
  • Capability developing MVP
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
How many suppliers to evaluate 10
Proposal criteria
  • Technical solution
  • Approach and methodology
  • Estimated timeframes for the work
  • Team structure
  • Meeting user requirements
  • Meeting organisation requirements
  • Value for money
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Can work with all stakeholders regardless of technical expertise
  • Understand GSTT's IT strategy and drivers
  • Understand any requirements for local health population
Payment approach Time and materials
Assessment methods
  • Written proposal
  • Case study
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Should a submission be made to this opportunity on the Digital Market place, covering the 4 "Essential skills and experience" or be made via the Delta eSourcing portal with documents listed in "Assessment Methods"? At this moment of time, please only respond through DOS portal, not through Delta, and use the criteria included through DOS. The specification document refers to fuller (ideal) criteria and we may request the shortlisted suppliers to provide more detail through the 2nd stage. The shortlisted suppliers may be invited to presentation and if so we would ask the suppliers will review the specification document again whilst preparing their presentations.
2. It is not clear whether you are expecting suppliers to complete the questions from the documents published on the delta-esourcing portal at this stage of the DOS process. Specifically are you expecting us to supply responses to the questions in the T2719 Spec Remote Monitoring for rheumatology patients (Nov 2017).pdf, or will that be required after the shortlisting stage? We would expect that the further responses would be submitted after the shortlisting stage. In the first instance, in terms of 1st stage - please only refer to the criteria stated through DOS portal.