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NHS Framework

We won the NHS dynamic purchasing system contract for IT for whole of UK. We're determined to make NHS's dream of technologically efficient GP practices and Hospitals, a reality.

What is NHS Dynamic Purchasing System Contract (DPS)

DPS, managed by NHS LPP, is designed to give buyers access to a pool of pre-qualified suppliers, to offer their services to the public sector. Benefits for Buyers when purchasing through a DPS:

  • The DPS offers a fast and easy procurement process with simple tenders able to be completed within a minimum of ten days

  • The DPS is based on generic service specifications which buyers can adapt to meet their specific requirements

  • The DPS encourages competition making it is easier for local suppliers to join the DPS at any time during its lifetime

  • By following the guidelines buyers can be confident they are adhering to current procurement legislation

  • Ongoing spot checks occur throughout the life of the DPS so buyers can be assured that the suppliers are appropriate for their needs

How the NHS LPP DPS works

DPS is a 2 stage process.

  • Stage 1: Suppliers complete a standard Selection Questionnaire (SQ). From there all suppliers who meet and pass the exclusion and section criteria in the PQQ must be admitted to the DPS to the relevant categories. Rejected suppliers are given useful feedback to help them reapply if they wish to at a later date.

  • Stage 2: Approved buyers, or contracting authorities, award individual contracts through the DPS. The buyer invites all suppliers on the DPS (or for a particular DPS category) to compete and bid for a specific contract.

Subject to the terms of this DPS Agreement, Ovotech, as a supplier of Artificial Intelligence Solutions who can bid as part of a Call for Competition can offer following services:

  • Non-Clinical AI Solutions – HTE-010534

  • AI Development Solutions – HTE-010550

  • AI Validation Services and Supporting Software – HTE-010562

What is Our Obligations pursuant to this Contract?

We are obliged to satisfy

Quality Standards:

  • Comply with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 for the Term of the DPS and subsequent Order for Services. The Supplier will ensure they support the Participating Authority and HTE in assessing the implications on data protection as required.

  • Comply with or be working towards the following quality standards (or equivalent) for the Term of the DPS and any subsequent Order for Services where relevant:

    • ISO 27001- Information Security Management

    • Cyber Essentials Plus

    • ISO 9001- Quality Management Systems

    • NHS Data Security and Protection Toolkit

Sustain High Level IT Security : 

  • We must have in place the relevant security to ensure that it is adequately protected from any cyber-attacks or security breaches within its systems and software.

  • We must maintain these security standards throughout the Term of the DPS and any subsequent Order for Services formed between the Supplier and a Participating Authority and for any period after the end of these Contracts whereby the Supplier may retain any data owned by the Authority or Participating Authority or processed on behalf of them.

Offer Data Protection and Security : 

  • Comply with GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018.

  • Inform Participating Authority within 72 hours if there is a data breach.

  • In the event of a data breach, must keep the Participating Authority updated regarding the progress and resolution of the data breach.

All these are under surveillance of NHS teams and protected with contracts.

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