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

OJEU Dispatched

The OJEU notice has been dispatched for this procurement and the HSCN Access Services Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) is open for bidders to commence their request to participate in the DPS.

Procurement information

Prior Information Notice (PIN) in OJEU

View Prior Information Notice

Contract Notice (CN) in OJEU

View Contract Notice

Request to participate in the DPS and download the bid pack

Apply to DPS

View the bid pack

Download documents

DPS Terms & Conditions - Microsoft format

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For suppliers able to apply to the DPS now, we will be holding webinars to explain the application process on the following dates:

Procurement timescales

These are our intended timelines for the process to establish this DPS. We will try to achieve these but, for a range of reasons, dates can change as the competition progresses. 

OJEU Contract Notice dispatch


Start Date - Open DPS to bidders to request to participate


Initial period for responding to bidders questions

16/10/2017 – 06/11/2017

Initial period for accepting requests to participate

16/10/2017 – 13/11/2017

Anticipated DPS Live Date


How to request to participate

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

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][dot]uk 

What is HSCN?

The Health & Social Care Network is the new data network for health and care organisations, replacing 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

CCS agreement

HSCN and CCS are collaborating to establish a new national agreement, HSCN Access Services (RM3825), which will be dedicated to making HSCN connectivity readily available from all HSCN compliant suppliers.

This agreement will be for use by, or on behalf of, UK public sector bodies who have a need for the provision of data access services, to facilitate connectivity to the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) and additional telecommunication and network services, to be determined.

Non public sector entities may also use the agreement in order to (i) satisfy contractual obligations to one or more public sector bodies, all of which are entitled to use the Framework Agreement on their own account; (ii) carry out any function of a public nature.

Past Events and Content

  • Session 1 - 1st June 2017, Pall Mall - See Session 1 CCS Presentation here
  • Session 2 - 12th June 2017, Great Portland St  - See Session 2 CCS Presentation here
  • Session 3 - 25th July 2017 - See Session 3 CCS Presentation here
  • Session 4 - 21st September - See Session 4 CCS Presentation here and Q&A here
  • Webinar - 14th September 2017 - see presentation and questions and answers