GB-Leeds: Patient App Specification and Design

Competitive Contract Notice

1. Title: GB-Leeds: Patient App Specification and Design
2. Awarding Authority:
University of Leeds
Purchasing Office, 1 - 3 Lifton Villas, Lifton Place, Leeds, LS2 9JZ, United Kingdom
Tel. 0113 3430977, Email:
Contact: David McLaren, Attn: David McLaren - Category Manager IT
3. Contract Type: Services
Sub Type: Computer and related services.

4. Description: Software package and information systems. Aim
To engage those in clinical research or who wish to be in clinical research. To be able to
provide meaningful information, a two way dialogue, and the ability to say ‘thank you’ for
participating in clinical research.

As part of the overall digital strategy the NIHR would like to be able to say ‘thank you’ to the
some 600,000 people who take part in clinical trials in the UK. We recognise that we need
to allow the patient/participant to take a greater role in the direction of trials, be informed of
the trial outcome and feel valued.
Mobile technology has now given us the reach to be able to achieve these aims. The
development of an app is seen as one thread to an overall package that will deliver a better
experience for clinical trials participants.
We have looked at several apps that deal with client/relationship, and in healthcare have
taken a lead from the NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) service.

App delivery to users
The App will have to be authorised to be downloaded from either a trusted ‘android’
marketplace (Google Play) or the Apple app store.
Depending on the cohort that we aim for we will either have to advertise the location of the
app or mailshot/text with the location of the app. NHSBT advertise the app on their website.
We could possibly do the same with NHS Choices, Join Dementia Research and UKCTG
(UK Clinical Trials Gateway an NIHR-sponsored, publicly-accessible database of research
5. CPV Codes:
48000000 - Software package and information systems.

6. NUTS Codes :
UKE42 - Leeds

7. Main Site or Location of Works, Main Place of Delivery or Main Place of Performance: Leeds,
8. Reference Attributed by the Awarding Authority: 3098
9. Estimated Value of Requirement: Category H: 100K to 500K
Currency: GBP
10. Deadline for Expression of Interest: 20/12/2017 17:00:00
11. Address to which they must be sent:
Not Provided

12. Other Information:
Other Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
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Suitable for VCO: No
Procedure Type:OPEN
Period of Work Start date: 05/01/2018
Period of Work End date: 28/02/2018
Is this a Framework Agreement?: no