Future opportunity

Digital Diabetes Prevention

  • The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (NSS)

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2024/S 000-003108

Published 30 January 2024, 4:06pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (NSS)

Gyle Square (NSS Head Office), 1 South Gyle Crescent


EH12 9EB




+44 1698794410


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKM - Scotland

Internet address(es)

Main address


Buyer's address


one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at


one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Digital Diabetes Prevention

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 85100000 - Health services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

This Prior Information Notice (PIN) solely relates to early market engagement around the development of a once for Scotland: Digital Diabetes Prevention Programme. NHS Scotland wishes to notify potential providers about its intention to commence early market engagement in advance of a potential commissioning process to support its emerging Digital Diabetes Prevention Pathway.

Potential providers will be required to work alongside NHS Scotland National Diabetes Team to deliver the Digital Diabetes Prevention Programme. The programme will seek to provide a proven clinical intervention using digital technology that will provide support over a 9 month period, using trained lifestyle coaches to enable participants to track progress against their own goals via a digital application.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 85100000 - Health services
  • 98300000 - Miscellaneous services
  • 85120000 - Medical practice and related services
  • 75200000 - Provision of services to the community
  • 85141000 - Services provided by medical personnel
  • 85140000 - Miscellaneous health services
  • 98336000 - Training, workout or aerobic services
  • 80000000 - Education and training services
  • 85312320 - Counselling services
  • 98334000 - Wellness services
  • 85323000 - Community health services
  • 48000000 - Software package and information systems

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKM - Scotland
Main site or place of performance

Locations throughout NHS Scotland

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Type 2 Diabetes has a precursor condition called NDH (or prediabetes), which is diagnosed by HbA1c blood test (42-47mmol/mol).

- It is estimated that up to a third of the Scottish adult population are living with NDH1 with the vast majority being unaware of this.

- Approximately 220,000 people are estimated to have a diagnosis of NDH in Scotland.

- Between 5-10% of those with NDH will progress to T2D every year, with rates of progression higher for younger patients, those with a high BMI and those who live in deprived communities.

- Multiple longitudinal research studies have demonstrated that progression from NDH to T2DM can be prevented or delayed by an intensive behaviour change programme that delivers a modest weight reduction of c.74%. This has led to the establishment of large scale national diabetes prevention programmes (DPP) in countries including Finland, England, France, Australia and the USA.

The National Digital Diabetes Prevention Programme would offer a proven clinical intervention using digital technology that will:

- Offer intensive support over 9 months focused on enabling patients to take control of their own health and wellbeing.

- Utilise trained lifestyle coaches who will help build participants’ skills and confidence to make lasting lifestyle change as well as peer groups.

- Allow patients to track progress against their own goals.

At this stage, the intention is that the programme will support up to 2000 participants in year 1, 4000 participants per annum in years 2 and 3.

Interested participants are requested to complete the attached Questionnaire.

Questionnaires will be reviewed and suppliers may be invited to an engagement session.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

28 August 2024

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

This project is derived from the Accelerated National Innovation Adoption (ANIA) Pathway. This is an initiative focused on using

technology to fast-track proven innovations into the healthcare frontline on a Once for Scotland basis. See link:


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