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The Health & Social Care Board (HSCB) on behalf of Health & Social Care Northern Ireland (HSCNI) is exploring options for the provision of a regional Electronic Patient Record system and wishes to engage with potential suppliers to obtain a market ...

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Procurement and Logistics Service
77 Boucher Crescent
BT12 6HU
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Electronic Patient Record System.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Health & Social Care Board (HSCB) on behalf of Health & Social Care Northern Ireland (HSCNI) is exploring options for the provision of a regional Electronic Patient Record system and wishes to engage with potential suppliers to obtain a market view of the potential requirements and to understand available market options, including potential costs. Please see Sections II.2.14) and VI.3) for further details.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Pre-Market engagement exploring options available for the supply of an Electronic Health Record System.

II.2.14)Additional information

Further details can be found in the Request for Information (RFI) document. Interested suppliers are requested to return a completed Questionnaire and Pricing Template which is included in the RFI by 15:00 on 28.3.2017. The RFI is available at the following link: Suppliers must be registered on eTendersNI to download the RFI - see Section VI.3 below.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Interested parties must return a completed questionnaire and pricing template by 15:00 on 28.3.2017. Questionnaires must be completed in English. HSCB may subsequently hold interviews on submitted questionnaires and pricing responses, potentially hold demonstrations of products and seek further information on submitted RFIs.. To register on the eTendersNI platform please access the eTendersNI home page this can be accessed from this link Registration Requirement. The registration process requires suppliers to use their Dun & Bradstreet number, which is a unique nine digit code to identify a business, to ensure that each organisation is only registered on the system once. During registration suppliers can use the D&B Query tool to obtain their D-U-N-S number. If your organisation does not currently have a number you can request one from Help with Registration. Interactive Supplier Help Guides are available from the eTendersNI home page ( to help users navigate the new portal, and these include guides on registration. A telephone help line is available 0800 240 4545 or +44 20 341 14 271 and you can also contact the help desk by email . This notice is for information only and the publication of this notice does not oblige HSCB to commence any competitive tender process. The information contained in this notice, including (but not limited to) the description and classification of the requirements, Lots, the CPV codes, and the estimated date of publication of contract notice, is indicative only and HSCB reserves the right to amend it at any time without notice.. HSCB shall not be liable for any costs, expenses or liabilities incurred by those participating in the market engagement exercise advertised in this notice in any way.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: