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Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) Access Services (RM3825)

 

Supplier procurement information

This dynamic purchasing system (DPS) is now live

Contract Notice (CN) in OJEU

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Request to participate in the DPS and download the bid pack

Apply to DPS

 

How to request to participate

Your request to participate must be entered via the online Supplier Registration/ Selection route.

We can only accept requests to participate that we receive through this route. You can find further information in the DPS Needs document in the bid pack.

Any clarification questions around the application process or documentation should be sent to HSCNDPS[at]crowncommercial.gov[dot]uk 

What is HSCN?

The Health & Social Care Network is the new data network for health and care organisations, succeeding N3 and providing connectivity for the NHS and wider health and social care providers.

All NHS organisations are required to procure HSCN connectivity. For further details please see the HSCN website

 

Aggregated Procurements

NHS Digital and CCS are running a series of aggregated procurements under the HSCN Access Services DPS. To bid for these procurements suppliers must be admitted to the DPS (see links above to apply) and must be HSCN Stage 2 compliant. For more information on aggregation opportunities contact aggregation[at]crowncommercial.gov[dot]uk

As communicated at the recent Supplier Briefing session, the HSCN Programme intends to launch the first Aggregated Procurements in the very near future (South West – 18 December, Once for London – mid-late January).  If you are Stage 1 compliant and haven’t yet applied to join RM3825, NHS Digital and CCS encourage you to do so and to join the 13 CNSPs already appointed to RM3825. You should be aware that the assessing of your request to participate in the DPS can take up to fifteen working days and you should take account of this in your planning.  In addition, as communicated on a frequent basis, suppliers will need to be stage 2 compliant at the tender submission date to be able to provide a bid and you are encouraged to progress stage 2 compliance applications.

 

In producing the procurement documentation for the Aggregated Procurements the Call Off Terms include amendments to the technical specifications. The updated Call Off Terms which will be utilised for these initial calls for competition can be found here - AP Specific Call Off Terms - for suppliers’ reference.

 

NFC83 HSCN South West Aggregated Procurement

Details of the sites that will be part of the HSCN South West Aggregated Procurement can be found here - South West AP Site List. These are being made available to assist suppliers in the compilation of their bid responses. The details are for information only and may be subject to change. 

NFC80 HSCN London Aggregated Procurement

Details of the sites that will be part of the HSCN London Aggregated Procurement can be found here - London AP Site List. These are being made available to assist suppliers in the compilation of their bid responses. The details are for information only and may be subject to change.

NFC85 HSCN North East Aggregated Procurement

Details of the sites that will be part of the HSCN North East Aggregated Procurement can be found here - North East AP Site List. These are being made available to assist suppliers in the compilation of their bid responses. The details are for information only and may be subject to change. 

NFC87 HSCN South East Aggregated Procurement

Details of the sites that will be part of the HSCN South East Aggregated Procurement can be found here - South East AP Site List. These are being made available to assist suppliers in the compilation of their bid responses. The details are for information only and may be subject to change.