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.
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.
Patient Facing Services Update
On Friday 19 September the Authority signed Call Off Agreements for Patient Facing Services to be provided under the Lot 1 Framework Agreement. These services will allow patients to use online tools to access their GP patient record, book appointments, order repeat prescriptions and communicate with clinicians. Agreements were signed with the following eight Lot 1 suppliers, however, availability of these services remains subject to successful completion of assurance against the relevant requirements.
• Egton Medical Information Systems Limited
• In Practice Systems Limited
• IPlato Healthcare Limited
• Microtest Limited
• PAERS Limited
• Prescribing Services Ltd
• The Phoenix Partnership (Leeds) Ltd
• Wiggly-Amps Limited
Lot 2 - Additional GP IT Services
64 PQQ responses were received for Lot 2 and 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.
On 27 June 2014 the Lot 2 Invitation to Participate in Detailed Dialogue (ITPDD) was published to 35 successful bidders (PDF, 72.1kB).
On 17 September 2014 the Lot 2 Invitation to Submit Final Tender (ITSFT) was published and 31 bidders submitted Final Tenders on 26 September 2014.
Lot 3 - Cross Care Setting Interoperable Services
52 PQQ responses were received for Lot 3 and 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 and 23 bidders submitted Outline Proposals on 25 June 2014.
On 13 August 2014 20 successful bidders (PDF, 70.1kB) were selected to continue to the detailed dialogue phase of the procurement.