Future opportunity

Digital Staff Passsports

  • NHS Improvement

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-009822

Published 6 May 2021, 12:14pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

NHS Improvement

Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road






United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKI - London

Internet address(es)

Main 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

National or federal Agency/Office

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Digital Staff Passsports

Reference number

Atamis Ref: C31065

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

Digital Staff Passports

NHS England and NHS Improvement have been working to enable staff movements through the use of digital staff passports. In response to the Covid-19 pandemic the Covid Digital Staff Passport has been developed using verifiable credentials as an interim solution. NHS England and NHS Improvement now wishes to commence Alpha work for a longer term solution.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £1,250,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom
Main site or place of performance


two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The need for the NHS to have a flexible and responsive workforce has been set out in both the NHS Long Term Plan and the NHS People Plan and the need during the Covid-19 pandemic has been greater than ever.

The ambition now, as set out in the Secretary of State’s ‘Busting Bureaucracy’ and supported by the NHS Chief People Officer and the CEO of NHSX is to make digital staff passports available to substantially more staff servicing different types of staff movements as soon as practicable.

To support this ambition, NHS England and NHS Improvement and NHSX want to better understand what the providers of digital passport technologies are able to offer and establish a new service line for digital staff passport providers under the Health System Support Framework to ensure a broad and open market is created.

two.2.14) Additional information

The first Invitations to Tender for this new service line will include the following:

 designing and developing an alpha version of digital staff passports for permanent staff movements, starting with doctors in training

 extending the use of the Covid Digital Staff Passport to enable staff movements during the Covid pandemic for temporary staff movements

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

21 May 2021

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

NHSEI and NHSX will be hosting an early Market engagement event via webinar (MS Teams) on Wednesday 12th May from 11am - 12noon.

This event will be limited to two persons per Supplier, to manage virtual platform capacity.

Please register your attendance at this event via Julian.Farley@nhs.net.

Your email title should reference - Digital Staff Passports Webinar

Please confirm (a) Company Name (b) Name of Attendee/s (c) Job/Position title.

A formal MS Teams invite will follow.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at https://www.mytenders.co.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=222712.

(MT Ref:222712)