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, 301.5kB).
A complete version of the GPSoC Replacement Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) Notice (PDF, 123.0kB) (PDF, 123.0kB). The date of dispatch of this notice was 24 May 2013.
Memorandum of Information
The purpose of this Memorandum of Information (PDF, 879.0kB) ("MOI") is to provide potential bidders with supplementary information about the new GPSoC framework and appropriate background to enable them to make an informed decision about tendering against one or more of the three Lots within the Procurement.
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 Lot 1 Contract Awards
57 PQQ responses were received for Lot 1 (GP Clinical IT Systems and Modules) and 32 bidders were shortlisted. The Lot 1 procurement concluded when contracts were signed with 17 suppliers in March and April 2014.
Lots 2 and 3 update
Lot 2 (Additional GP Services) of the new GPSoC framework received 64 PQQ responses, from which 41 bidders were shortlisted (PDF, 72.4kB). These Qualified Bidders were invited to attend a plenary session in March 2014. On 14 May 2014 the Lot 2 Invitation to Participate in Dialogue (ITPD) was published and 35 bidders submitted Outline Proposals on 30 May 2014. The next stage will be to issue an Invitation to Participate in Detailed Dialogue (ITPDD) to the successful bidders and start the dialogue process.
Lot 3 (Cross Care Setting Interoperable Systems) received 52 PQQ responses, from which 31 bidders were shortlisted (PDF, 70.9kB). These Qualified Bidders were invited to attend a plenary session in March 2014. On 4 June 2014 the Lot 3 Invitation to Participate in Dialogue (ITPD) was published, work now continues with these bidders.