Future opportunity

NHS Federated Data Platform

  • NHS England

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2022/S 000-008755

Published 1 April 2022, 8:16am

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

NHS England

Quarry House




Senior Procurement Manager




United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKE - Yorkshire and the Humber

Internet address(es)

Main address


Buyer's address


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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

NHS Federated Data Platform

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 72322000 - Data management services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

NHS England is planning to go to the market for a Federated Data Platform (FDP), which will be an essential enabler to transformational improvements across the NHS.

The FDP will be an ecosystem of technologies and services implemented across the NHS in England.

The FDP will be built on five use cases:​
1. Population health and person insight
2. Care coordination (ICS)
3. Elective recovery (Trust)
4. Vaccines and immunisation and
5) Supply Chain

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £240,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 72322000 - Data management services
  • 48211000 - Platform interconnectivity software package
  • 48611000 - Database software package
  • 48000000 - Software package and information systems
  • 48814000 - Medical information systems
  • 48613000 - Electronic data management (EDM)

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKE4 - West Yorkshire
Main site or place of performance

The NHS in England.

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

It is anticipated that the scope of this procurement will comprise two lots:

1. The FDP itself, with ICS integration and consultancy and communications support for ICS implementation and adoption​

2. Privacy-enhancing technology

It is anticipated that this procurement will follow the open procedure, as detailed in regulation 27 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

Planned subsequent procurements exercises will cover a marketplace for applications​ and training and deployment support​.

two.2.14) Additional information

Interested suppliers are invited to participate in NHS England's pre-market consultation (this will be made available on NHS England's e-tendering portal: http://health.atamis.co.uk)

Please note that this PIN is NOT a call for competition.

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

6 June 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: Yes

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

NHS England is issuing a Request for Information in relation to the project and accompanying background information which will be made available to suppliers. ‘Suppliers’ means entities or groups of entities which offer the provision of services on the market.

NHS England intends to hold a supplier briefing session in relation to the project on 13 April 2022. The session is open to suppliers interested in the procurement, subject to registration with NHS England and on confidential terms, by https://www.events.england.nhs.uk/events/federated-data-platform-supplier-briefing-session

Subsequent procurements or other awards of contract in relation to the project may be carried out by contracting authorities other than NHS England. The estimated total value set out above does not necessarily include the value of such procurements or awards.