Guide to the new GPSoC framework
GP Systems of Choice (GPSoC) has successfully delivered a flexible mechanism for contracting GP clinical IT systems in GP practices since 2007. At present, 75% of GP practices use a system provided through the framework.
HSCIC is procuring a new GPSoC framework, on behalf of NHS England, to replace the existing arrangements which expired at the end of March 2014. Contracts have been signed with suppliers to enter into the first of three new frameworks.
For more information, please read the Guide to the New GPSoC Framework (PDF, 511.5kB).
A complete version of the GPSoC Replacement Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) Notice (PDF, 123.0kB). The date of dispatch of this notice was 24 May 2013.
Interface Mechanism Requirements
The GP Systems Interface Mechanism Requirements (PDF, 535.9kB) document describes the functional interface mechanism requirements for GP systems.
The Requirements Traceability Matrix, embedded on page 20 of the document, is available to download here (PDF, 143.3kB).
GPSoC Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and Invitation to Participate in Dialogue
The GPSoC OJEU Notice published on 24 May 2013 indicated that all potential bidders against the three lots should complete and submit pre-qualification questionnaires (PQQs). PQQs provide information on the potential bidders and encompass key areas such as their legal standing, financial capacity and technical capacity and capability.
There was substantial interest in the procurement following publication of the OJEU notice, with 57 PQQs received for lot 1 (GP clinical IT systems and modules), 64 for lot 2 (additional GP services) and 52 for lot 3 (cross care setting interoperable systems).
Following detailed review of the PQQs a number of suppliers have received an Invitation to Participate in Dialogue (ITPD). This stage of the procurement involves dialogue with the bidders in order to develop the final scope of the GPSoC contract before bidders are then asked to submit final proposals for evaluation. This dialogue takes place via a cycle of meetings covering key issues with each supplier.
GPSoC Invitation to Submit Outline Proposal
The remaining 37 longlisted bidders for Lot 1 (GP clinical IT systems and modules) were invited to submit an outline proposal. Bidders submitted their proposals on 6 September 2013.
Following the evaluation of submitted Outline Proposals, a shortlist of 17 bidders was produced on 13 September 2013.
GPSoC Lot 1 Contract Awards
The remaining bidders were invited to submit detailed proposals on 15 January 2014. Following evaluation the Authority decided to award contracts to the following Bidders on 17 March 2014;
- Advanced Health And Care Limited
- Black Pear Software Limited
- BMJ Informatica Systems Limited
- DXS International Plc
- Egton Medical Information Systems Limited
- Infermed Limited
- In Practice Systems Limited
- Integrated Care 24 Limited
- IPlato Healthcare Limited
- Merck Sharp & Dohme Limited
- Microtest Limited
- PAERS Limited
- P.C.T.I. Solutions Limited
- Prescribing Services Ltd
- The Phoenix Partnership (Leeds) Ltd
- United Health (UK) Limited
- Wiggly-Amps Limited