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Procurement Frameworks

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HSS Framework (NHS England)

The Health Systems Support (HSS) Framework provides a quick and easy route for NHS organisations to access services that can support the move to integrated models of care based on intelligence-led population health management. 

Optum is an accredited supplier on the following service lines:

  • Informatics, analytics & tools for population health, business & clinical intelligence
    • Population health intelligence
    • Business & clinical intelligence
    • Research Tools
  • Tools & applications that support direct patient care
    • Decision support tools
    • Integrated Care Co-ordination & management
  • Transformation & change
    • Development of service change & reconfiguration proposals
    • Transformation project and programme management
    • Organisational redesign, governance & payments and contract reform
    • Workforce & leadership development
    • Specialist support for ICS development at system, place & neighbourhood level
  • Patient empowerment & activation
    • Support for implementing shared decision making & self-care programmes
    • Support implementing Personal health budgets & integrated personal commissioning
    • Digital & remote technology
  • System optimisation
    • Patient pathway optimisation & care model design
    • Patient flow solutions (including Control Centres)

NHS organisations buy services by running mini-competitions (‘call offs’) under one or more lots of the framework. Suppliers can only bid on procurements falling within the lots to which they have been accredited; however suppliers are able to collaborate across multiple-lot procurements. 

The HSS Framework can be used by any NHS organisation, including NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), national Arm’s-Length Bodies, local authorities and a wide range of public sector bodies where they are supporting Integrated Care Systems (ICSs), Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs), or health and social care in general. 

Further details can be found here.

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G-Cloud 12 Framework (Crown Commercial Service)

The G-Cloud 12 Framework is a framework which allows all public sector organisations to find and purchase cloud hosting, cloud software, or cloud support services from a list of accredited suppliers. 

Optum has been awarded a place on the following lots:

  • Lot 2: Cloud software 
    • MedeAnalytics      
    • ScriptSwitch     
    • Advisory Board Membership
  • Lot 3: Cloud support
    • MMOX 
    • ICS Development      
    • PCN Development 
    • Value Based Contracting ·      
    • Actuarial Modelling & System Strategic Planning

How it is used

Public sector organisations use the Digital Marketplace to search for and buy services under G Cloud without needing to run a full tender or competition procurement process.

All public sector organisations, including agencies and arm’s length bodies, can use the Digital Marketplace.

Further details can be found here.

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Cabinet Office – Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 (DOS5)

The Digital Outcomes and Specialists 5 Framework provides a quick and easy route for any public sector organisation to find digital specialists to help them deliver a digital project. 

Optum is an accredited supplier on the following lots:

  • Lot 1: Digital Outcomes

How it is used

Public sector organisations use the Digital Outcomes and Specialists 3 Framework to search for and buy services without needing to run a full tender or competition procurement process.

All public sector organisations, including agencies and arm’s length bodies, can use the Digital Outcomes and Specialists 3 Framework.

Further details can be found here.

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NHS SBS Medicines Management Prescribing Decision Support System 

The NHS SBS Medicines Management Prescribing Decision Support System Framework is concerned with driving improved procurement and commercial efficiencies across the health economy within England to deliver highest quality patient and social care. With the objective of delivering maximum value to its customers by delivering stronger value adding Frameworks and contracts. 

Optum is an accredited supplier on the following lot:

  • Medicines Management Prescribing Decision Support (Ref SBS/15/CW/WAS/8836)

How it is used

Public sector organisations use the NHS SBS Medicines Management Prescribing Decision Support System to search for and buy services without needing to run a full tender or competition procurement process.

Further details can be found here.

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NHS London Procurement Partnership Information and Technology Framework

NHS London Procurement Partnership (LPP)  has established the Information, Management & Technology (IM&T) Framework which consists of suitably experienced, capable, qualified and resourced suppliers available for use by NHS trusts, clinical commissioning groups, GP services and other health and social care providers within the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland, as well as local authorities and third sector organisations.

Optum is an accredited supplier on the following lot:

  • Lot 4 Software/Sub-Lot 4.7 Innovation/Basket 2 Chatbot

Further details can be found here.

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Crown Commercial Service
RM6094 – Spark: The Technology Innovation Marketplace Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS)

Optum are on the Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to provide new products and innovations for the RM6094 Spark: The Technology Innovation Marketplace DPS Agreement.

A DPS is a public sector sourcing tool for common goods and services under regulation 34 (Dynamic Purchasing Systems) of the PCR 2015.

Spark: The Technology Innovation Marketplace can help government and public sector to access new and emerging technology products.

This Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) uses a filter system that helps customers find relevant suppliers. The filter system includes defined technology areas, developed with customer input, and focuses on emerging technologies predicted to have the largest impact over the next 2 to 5 years.

There are 8 technology areas you can filter by:

  1. Internet of Things (IoT)
  2. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and automation
  3. simulated and enhanced environments
  4. engineering/materials science
  5. data
  6. wearables
  7. transport
  8. security

Further details can be found here

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Crown Commercial Service
Spark Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for remote monitoring

The Spark DPS, run by the Crown Commercial Services (CCS), aims to support organisations with the procurement of remote monitoring solutions.

Optum is an accredited supplier on the following supplier for remote monitoring.

Remote monitoring, supported by local expertise, will allow citizens to receive safe, convenient and compassionate COVID care, or care for a long-term condition, outside of traditional clinical settings. The Spark Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) offers the NHS and social care organisations a fast, easy and secure way to access the technologies and services needed to provide more care to citizens, closer to, or within their own home.

The Spark DPS streamlines the procurement process.  It enables buyers such as commissioners within NHS England and NHS Improvement, social care organisations, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Primary Care Networks, NHS Trusts and NHS Special Health Authorities to complete the procurement process easily and quickly.

Further details can be found here.