Future opportunity

IT Consult PIN Notice

  • NHS Shared Business Services Ltd (NHS SBS)

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2022/S 000-003540

Published 8 February 2022, 10:39am

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

NHS Shared Business Services Ltd (NHS SBS)

Three Cherry Trees Lane

Hemel Hempstead



Philip Wood




+44 7514316333


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

National registration number


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

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at


Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Other type

Joint venture between the Department of Health and Steria

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

IT Consult PIN Notice

Reference number

10225 - IT Consult PIN

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 72000000 - IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

The Procurement of a Framework for the Provision of IT Consultancy, Advisory and Delivery Services to the NHS that will assist contracting authorities to access short and long term skilled resource, people and services to enable the authority to develop and implement IT projects and solutions where they may have a skills gap or shortfall in personnel and resources. A key focus for the Framework will be ensuring a wide range of skills and services are accessible that are able to be used from scratch, or to compliment existing and emerging technologies across the spectrum of IT products and services. For example, development services for a new app, or installation services for hardware and software.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £500,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

The Lot structure will be confirmed after this market engagement exercise.

two.2) Description

two.2.1) Title

10225 - IT Consult PIN Notice

Lot No


two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 72100000 - Hardware consultancy services
  • 72200000 - Software programming and consultancy services
  • 72300000 - Data services
  • 72400000 - Internet services
  • 72500000 - Computer-related services
  • 72600000 - Computer support and consultancy services
  • 72700000 - Computer network services
  • 72800000 - Computer audit and testing services
  • 72900000 - Computer back-up and catalogue conversion services
  • 73000000 - Research and development services and related consultancy services

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Please see description in the main contract objective on the RFQ. Further lots will be defined as an outcome of this initial market engagement PIN. The new framework, subject to review and change, is expected to go live shortly after the existing framework (SBS/17/SG/ZMC/9266) expires June 30th 2022.

two.2.14) Additional information

Please send responses via email FAO Phil Wood or Lee Nailard to nsbs.digital@nhs.net by 17:00 on the 21st February 2022

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

13 April 2022

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: No

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

Please complete and return the Pre-Procurement Questionnaire that is attached to this PIN Notice. NHS Shared Business Services reserve the right to withdraw this notice at any time. NHS Shared Business Services is not bound to accept any proposals submitted by Providers and is not liable for any costs incurred as a result of Providers engaging with this process. This Early Market Engagement Exercise does not guarantee that procurement will take place and NHS Shared Business Services reserves the right to defer from any procurement entirely.