Awarded to Nautilus Consulting Limited

Start date: Tuesday 5 June 2018
Value: £288,500
Company size: SME
NHS Wandsworth CCG

Delivery of Phase 1 of South West London Health and Care Partnership Interoperability Programme copy

6 Incomplete applications

6 SME, 0 large

9 Completed applications

8 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Monday 12 February 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 19 February 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 26 February 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


Summary of the work
It will constitute the creation of multiple information flows via connections to existing systems, new extracts of data, and licences and maintenance of these two elements.
Latest start date
Saturday 31 March 2018
Expected contract length
Organisation the work is for
NHS Wandsworth CCG
Budget range
The budget range is £210,000 to £250,000. Tenderers will be expected to list the cost of all those working on the project and to give the number of days. The budget range inclusive of expenses and VAT.

About the work

Why the work is being done
This work is the first phase of South West London (SWL) Local Digital Roadmap which will support the implementation of the new models of care and transformation schemes.
It will be the first stage of SWL - wide information sharing across borough boundaries which will support future information sharing initiatives and will support the Sustainable and Transformation Plan's aims to reduce non-elective admissions, improve hospital productivity, and support the delivery of coordinated general practice at scale.
The interoperability solution will build on existing borough level interoperability projects in SWL to harness existing information sharing solution capabilities that are already.
Problem to be solved
Summary, the Interoperability solution will enable the following:
A standardised extract from all GP records in SWL will be viewable across all SWL A&es, UCCs and 111/OOH, and viewed within the existing clinical system already. All GP practices in SWL will be able to view their patients' electronic hospital records from all four acute hospitals in SWL, either within their native system (in the case of EMIS), or through an additional login (in the case INPS). Where is and existing Graphnet portal, SWL & ST George's users will be able to view the patient's GP record for all GP Practices.
Who the users are and what they need to do
The users in the first phase are primary care and the four acute hospitals that operate in South West London. However what is delivered in phase one must be compatible for phase two when that becomes live.
Early market engagement
Any work that’s already been done
Preliminary work has been undertaken to establish what clinicians need from a tactical solution to enable improvements in health outcomes for patients and to support reductions in hospital readmissions; increase parity of esteem for patients with a mental health condition presenting at an acute hospital and the reduction in non-elective admissions, to name a few. The firm engaged has worked on finding the most appropriate and practical solution taking into consideration all the various stakeholders in the market place and their individual needs.
Existing team
The successful tenderer will be lead by the Interoperability Digital Team (IDT).
Current phase
Not started

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
120 The Broadway, London SW19 1RH
Working arrangements
The successful tenderer must have a hands-on approach. The IDT will expect them to make themselves available for meetings etc., in some cases it cannot be helped but these may be last minute as this is a fast-changing project which must deliver at the end of the contract period. The detail will be discussed with the successful tenderer on appointment. In relation to expenses, this must be included in the contract sum, there is not a separate budget for expenses.
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Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Standard Contract

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
  • Evidence of delivery of a data sharing solution at scale across acute, community, mental health, primary and social care organisations (Please provide evidence). - Pass/Fail
  • Experience of Information Governance across multiple organisations – including agreement of a suitable Information Sharing Agreement and development of solutions and process to deliver it. - Pass/Fail
  • Evidence of delivery of patient-facing and NHS facing communications. - Pass/Fail
  • Please outline the team who will deliver this project, please include the number of days each member will spend and their individual day rate. - (5%)
  • Delivery on time, within budget and quality is paramount, how will you ensure that the expertise you provide will be achieved within the financial envelope. - (10%)
  • Can you outline your experience in delivering large scale IT and transformation projects within the NHS that centres on finding an interoperability solution? - (10%)
  • Please outline your methodology to deliver this project and please say why the team members listed are the most appropriate to deliver this work. - (10%)
  • Please outline who you think the key stakeholders are and how do you intend to manage them as well as communicate with them throughout the project. - (5%)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of engagement with large numbers (>50) GP practices. - Pass/Fail
  • Delivery of Phase 2 of the project is dependent on the successful delivery of Phase 1. What will be the logistical challenges of moving from the phases? - (5%)

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many suppliers to evaluate
Proposal criteria
  • Can you outline your experience in delivering a data sharing solution at scale across acute, community, mental health, primary and social care organisations. - (10%)
  • Please outline your methodology that will be used to deliver, in your answer you must address. The challenges you envisage and mitigation plan to overcome the challenges. – (10%)
  • Delivery on time, within budget and with quality is paramount, how will you ensure that the expertise you will provide will be achieved within the financial envelope. - (10%)
Cultural fit criteria
Describe how you will work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers. (5%)
Payment approach
Fixed price
Assessment methods
  • Written proposal
  • Case study
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there any further detailed specification of the project requirement?
Yes, there is a service specification available on request.

Please email to obtain a copy that will aid your understanding and responses to this requirement.
2. Can you advise how you will evaluate a Pass/Fail questions?
Definitions for Pass/Fail Questions:

Meets all the criteria set out in the question to meet the requirements of the Contracting Authority = Pass

Does not meet all the criteria set out in the question and is assessed as being unable to meet the requirements of the Contracting Authority = Fail

Supporting evidence/narrative will be required.

A fail will mean a rejection for any organisation from progressing through this process.