Team Hersa – Covid 19

Team Hersa, the MOD Centre of Excellence for Laser and RF Directed Energy Weapons, understand that industry will face difficulties during the challenging times generated by the Covid-19 outbreak.

Team Hersa has received business case approval for the portfolio of Capability Demonstrators and we currently intend to hold our existing milestones. Our expectation is to initiate the competitions in April and award contracts to successful bidders before the end of 2020.

We understand that this may create difficulties for industry and will look to understand the impact as the situation unfolds, considering, if necessary, an adjustment to the timelines but this would be applied to all bidders when the competitions are initiated.

More information will follow as the Covid-19 situation develops.

SPISN C2IS Industry Day – 3/4 Feb 20

DE&S

SPISN C2IS Industry Day – 3/4 Feb 20

Aim: The aim of the event is to provide Industry with the opportunity to engage with MOD regarding the provision of a hybrid mix of in-sourced and out-sourced service management models for C2IS, and the resulting business benefits and impacts.

Context: There is an opportunity to improve the current in-house service management arrangements of a complete Command, Control and Information System for a specialist user by increasing the number and type of services that can be outsourced, while retaining the necessary agility for the rapid change demanded of the system. A fully out-sourced (Thick Prime) model is not required so a hybrid approach (mix of in and out-sourcing) is being considered.

The MOD intends to compete for continued service management support from Apr 2021, possibly under an optimised hybrid model, subject to understanding the impact and gaining the required approvals.  The MOD is keen to hear Industry’s views and experience of;

  • this type of project and what has been successful
  • innovation – how your business would look to offer solutions for this project
  • what business changes were required
  • how service management boundaries are managed
  • your commercial solution
  • any issues arising from providing support in a hybrid model

Format: The event will start at 09:30 with background and contextual presentations, followed by an open Q&A session. Attendees should be in the presentation venue by 09:00 for registration and coffee, to allow a prompt start at 09:30.

The presentations and Q&A will continue until lunchtime with one-to-one meetings with MOD project and commercial staff available on a first come first served basis during the afternoon of 3 Feb 20, with a fallback plan to continue the one-to-ones on 4 Feb 20 at the same venue if there is significant demand. Non-commercially sensitive information shared during the one-to-ones will be disseminated via email to all companies in attendance.

Attendees: The event is open to SC-cleared UK nationals from any UK supplier, and there is a limit of three representatives per company.

Applications: Suppliers who are interested in attending should express their interest by email to DESSPISN-Industry@mod.gov.uk no later than 17:00 Fri 3 Jan 2020. Successful applicants will be informed by email.

Applications must include:

  1. The company’s name
  2. Each representative’s (max 3)
    1. Full name
    2. Nationality
    3. Date of Birth
    4. SC clearance (as a minimum) reference number
    5. Contact email
    6. Contact phone number
    7. Any dietary requirements
  3. Whether a one to one session is requested, noting all non-commercially sensitive information shared before, during & after the event will be disseminated to all attendees via email
  4. Clarification Questions, which will be consolidated and provided to all attendees in an information pack by email a few days before the event

SC Clearance: Attendees must be cleared to at least to SC and be UK Nationals only. Clearance reference numbers must be provided via email to the address above at the time of requesting attendance, so by 17:00 Fri 3 Jan 2020.

Venue: Hewetson Hall, Technology School, The Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, Shrivenham, Wiltshire SN6 8LA

Refreshments: Coffee and lunch will be provided on 3 Feb 20 only. A coffee shop is available on-site and there are retail outlets immediately outside the Defence Academy main gate.

Security: Please allow at least 30 minutes to clear security and park vehicles. Photographic ID (driving licence or passport) will be required on the day to gain entry.

GDPR: Personal data will be handled in accordance with the MOD privacy notice published on Gov.uk (https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/ministry-of-defence-privacy-notice/mod-privacy-notice).

 

The Army Warfighting Experiment 2020: Agile Command Control and Communication (AWE20: Agile C3) Industry Day

Aim: The aim of the event is to:

  • Outline the plan for the Army Warfighting Experiment project approach and timeline
  • Clarify what areas ‘Agile Command, Control & Communication’ covers.
  • Discuss requirements for the project
  • Network with other potential participants & Army trials staff

Context: AWE20, as with previous AWEs, is intended to be an exploration of emerging technologies suitable for exploitation by the Army in the short to medium term (<15 years).

It will culminate in a month-long trial which will recreate operational scenarios to test the useful possibilities and limitations of the systems supplied by industry. This user-centric trial presents a unique opportunity to explore the capability landscape and identify Army capability gaps. It will allow for effective collaboration between all levels of military personnel and engineers from industry suppliers. This can facilitate significant development of technologies and their CONEMP by exploiting the opportunity of an immediate feedback loop from front line users.

The theme for AWE20 is Agile Command, Control & Communications (C3). ‘How can we deliver agile command and control, to offer decisive advantage in response to operational complexity?’ This covers all aspects of C3 relating to battlefield headquarters.

For more insight and information on how to apply please follow this link.

Date: Thursday, 19th September 2019

Venue: Hilton Reading, Drake Way, Reading RG2 0GQ. There is limited onsite parking

Format: The event will start at 09:30. There will be presentations from Army HQ, DE&S Tech Office and Army Trials and Development Units. These will be followed by breakout sessions and opportunities for Q&As.

The event is designed to be an interactive, two-way conversation in order to ensure that the project satisfies industry needs and Army HQ requirements.

The expected duration will be until 16:00.

Attendees: The event is open to any supplier, but there is a limit of two representatives per company.

Applications: Suppliers who are interested in attending should express their interest in the project. Information on how to do this is found here.

Refreshments: Refreshments will be provided throughout the day and lunch will be available

Security: Photographic ID (driving licence or passport) will be required on the day to gain entry.

The Battlefield and Tactical Communications & Information Systems (BATCIS) Industry Briefing Event

As one of its regular briefing events, the BATCIS team will be providing an update on the upcoming and future procurement activity the team manages.

The Industry Briefing Event will include updates on MORPHEUS (including the MORPHEUS Managed Service Providers (MSPs)), TRINITY, Dismounted Situational Awareness (DSA) and the Tactical Communication and Information Systems (TacCIS) Bearers Project and will share early conceptual thinking on other aspects of the Land Environment TacCIS programme which BATCIS manages. The event will also offer a number of focus sessions for attendees to explore different areas of our projects in more detail with our team.

What is BATCIS

The BATCIS Delivery Team is part of Information Systems and Services (ISS).  BATCIS is responsible for the development, fielding and sustainment of a range of tactical CIS equipment and systems used in the joint Land Environment. The BATCIS portfolio includes Bowman, Bowman/ComBAT Infrastructure Platform (BCIP), MORPHEUS, DSA, the Personal Role Radio, Tactical Ground to Air and Tactical Satellite radios, the MAKEFAST engineer Battlefield Information Systems Application (BISA), Falcon and TRINITY.

Details about the Industry Briefing Day

The Industry Briefing Day will be taking place at the Mercure Grand Hotel Broad Street, Bristol, BS1 2EL on 11th July 2019 starting at 0930hrs. If you are interested in attending the event you will need to book through the event page on the techUK website. There are 200 places available for attendees. Attendees will be selected on a first come first served basis and each organisation will be able to bring up to 3 attendees to the event. This event will be most relevant to technical, commercial and business development colleagues. Refreshments including lunch will be provided.

If you have any queries (other than booking queries) about the event, please contact us on ISSComrcl-BATCIS-MORPHEUS-GRP@mod.gov.uk

What information will you get from this day?

  1. An update on the activities in the BATCIS Delivery Team
  2. Our forward plan on our future opportunities

Opportunities of the day:

  1. Engagement with the BATCIS Delivery Team.
  2. Network with other suppliers and potential partners.

 

Defence Contract Bulletin National Training Estate Contract supplier briefing

Defence Contract Bulletin

National Training Estate Contract supplier briefing

Thursday 4 July 2019

Longmoor Training Camp, GU33 6EL

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation’s (DIO) Future Defence Infrastructure Services (FDIS) Programme will be hosting a briefing event to provide details on plans for the procurement of the National Training Estate Contract. Procurement will be initiated through a Crown Commercial Service Framework arrangement, to replace the current contractual arrangements.

DIO plays a vital role in supporting Defence by leading and managing the delivery of what the Armed Forces need to live, work, train and deploy on operations. We advise, buy, manage and assure the delivery of infrastructure services across the Defence estate in an affordable and sustainable way.

The Training Estate contract is unique in its broad breadth of service. It will primarily provide a vital service supporting the Armed Forces and delivering a Safe Place to train through the provision, allocation and operation of military Training Facilities, Hard and Soft Facilities Management services. This also includes FM Services to one of this country’s largest rural estates; delivering on our responsibilities to an estate that has several listed buildings, ancient monuments and designations such as Sites of Special Scientific Interest and Special Protection Areas.

If you are interested in attending, please email the FDIS Programme at: DIOComrcl-FDISGroupMailbox@mod.gov.uk no later than 12:00 on Wednesday 26th June.

Please provide the below details of attendees:

  • Name
  • Company
  • Nationality
  • Vehicle Registration Number

Please note: Only registered individuals with ID will be admitted to the event. Full joining instructions will be sent prior to the event.

MOD (ISS Networks) will host an Industry Day on 7 June 2019 at MOD Corsham, for the Defence Strategic Radio Services (DSRS), formerly known as the Future – Defence High Frequency Communication Service (F-DHFCS)

Aim: The aim of the event is to inform industry of the upcoming opportunity to tender for the DSRS requirement. This Industry Day follows on from the F-DHFCS Market Interest Day held on 11 July 2018.

Context: The current contracting arrangements for strategic radio services expires in June 2021 and a requirement for similar service remains extant. To this end, the MOD intends to follow a new procurement by a competition, including a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) phase. The new procurement process is expected to begin in mid-2019 with a new contract in place by January 2021, which allows for a six-month mobilisation and transition period. It is expected that the total contract will be in the region of £100m+, with an anticipated duration of circa 9 years.

Format: The event will start at 13.00 with a presentation, which will be followed by an open Q&A session. Presenters will brief on various aspects of the DSRS project and the expected timescales for the competition. Attendees should be in the presentation venue by 12.30, to allow prompt start at 13.00. The expected duration will be until 16:00.

Attendees: The event is open to any supplier, but there is a limit of three representatives per company.

Applications: Suppliers who are interested in attending should express their interest by E Mail to: Bernice.dick309@mod.gov.uk by no later than midday Wednesday 5th June 2019. Successful applicants will be informed by email.

Applications must include:

  • The company’s name
  • The representatives
  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Date of Birth
  • SC clearance details (as a minimum)
  • A contact email and phone number

SC Clearance: Attendees must be cleared at least to SC and be UK Nationals only. Clearance reference numbers must be provided via email to the address above when requesting attendance at the Industry Day.

Venue: Building 405, Room 314, MOD Corsham, Westwells Road, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 9ET.

Refreshments: Two cafés and a canteen are available on-site for visitors to purchase any food or refreshments beforehand.

Security: Please allow at least 30 minutes to clear security and park vehicles. Photographic ID (driving licence or passport) will be required on the day to gain entry. It should be noted that parking may be limited due to refurbishments.

Programme CORTISONE – Notice of Request for Information Relating to a draft Statement of Requirement for an Integration Platform and Clinical Portal available through the CORTISONE Supplier Portal

Programme CORTISONE – Notice of Request for Information Relating to a draft Statement of Requirement for an Integration Platform and Clinical Portal available through the CORTISONE Supplier Portal

This announcement invites interested suppliers to request access to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal to view the draft Statement of Requirement for an Integration Platform and Clinical Portal for the CORTISONE Programme within the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD). A further announcement will be published inviting suppliers to request access to the draft Statement of Requirement for an Enterprise Master Patient Index and Healthcare Provider Directory for the CORTISONE Programme.

Following on from a series of Discovery Days (July to November 2018) and the CORTISONE Industry Day (28 January 2019 at techUK in London), the CORTISONE Programme is issuing a Request for Information (RFI). This RFI invites interested suppliers to read and provide feedback on the draft Statement of Requirement for the Programme’s planned procurement of an Integration Platform and Clinical Portal. The CORTISONE team intends to provide further details of the procurement itself later in 2019. The Programme team intends to procure the Integration Platform and Clinical Portal through a suitable framework.

Overview of Integration Platform and Clinical Portal Requirements

The Integration Platform is a foundational building block of, and a key enabler for, the Med IS ecosystem that CORTISONE will deliver. The Med IS ecosystem integration architecture is based around the use of a centralised Integration Platform to connect internal subsystems and to interface with other Defence Medical Services (DMS) systems, and with other MOD NHS or external (e.g. NATO) systems. This architecture allows applications to work together so that they can share data and operate in a unified but loosely coupled manner. In addition, the Integration Platform will enable the creation of seamless business processes and help to ensure that applications can more easily be added and removed without affecting other applications.

The Integration Platform will provide standards-based interoperability capabilities, message routing, protocol and format transformation, terminology transformation, business rules, process orchestration, data synchronisation and will control all information flows across the Defence/NHS boundary. It will also provide a Clinical Portal which can provide web browser-based and role-based access to disparate systems in the context of a single patient.

How do I get access to the information?

The CORTISONE team intends to make the RFI and the draft Statement of Requirement available through the CORTISONE Supplier Portal, a new online workspace that will enable the Programme to share information with suppliers of relevant products and services in pre-procurement market engagement.

Suppliers are invited to request access to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal by nominating up to two representatives from their company to be granted membership.

The representatives should provide the following information to ISSDev-ASDT-EngageCORTISONE-Gp@mod.gov.uk:

  • Full name of company;
  • Full name(s) of representative(s);
  • Role(s) of the representative(s) within the company;
  • Company email address(es) of representative(s). This email will be associated with their membership of the portal.

Invitations will be sent to the nominated email addresses with a link providing access to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal, along with instructions for finding and responding to the RFI and the draft Statement of Requirement.

Please note that completed RFI questionnaires should be returned to the CORTISONE Team by email to ISSDev-ASDT-EngageCORTISONE-Gp@mod.gov.uk no later than 10:00 GMT on 18 March 2019.

CORTISONE Supplier Portal

The CORTISONE Supplier Portal is a new online workspace that enables the CORTISONE Programme to share information with suppliers of relevant products and services in pre-procurement market engagement. This may include draft Statements of Requirements for different products and services that CORTISONE intends to procure as well as draft design artefacts that provide useful technical details for suppliers interested in the Programme. The portal also provides information about the context and status of the CORTISONE Programme in the CORTISONE Overview pages.

Significant additions to the content published on the CORTISONE Supplier Portal will be announced on Defence Contracts Online first. Suppliers will be given the opportunity to request access to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal on a rolling basis. Any queries about access to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal should be directed to ISSDev-ASDT-EngageCORTISONE-Gp@mod.gov.uk.

Responding to this announcement is voluntary and does not start the official procurement process for the CORTISONE requirement. Participation in the CORTISONE Supplier Portal does not guarantee, or jeopardise, your inclusion in a future procurement exercise. It should be noted that all information released in relation to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal is released on a without commitment basis, is subject to change and may not form part of any future procurement process.

No down-selection will take place as a consequence of any responses or interactions relating to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal unless stated otherwise. Additionally, no information provided in response to this announcement or in relation to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal will be used in any way for the purpose of evaluating suppliers or their products in any future procurement process.

What is Programme CORTISONE?

The aim of Programme CORTISONE is to deliver an integrated ecosystem of medical information services to the Defence Medical Services (DMS). Its vision is to deliver ‘a sustainable, integrated, cohesive and enduring information capability that will fully and effectively support the delivery of evidence-based medical and dental health and healthcare outputs, to achieve the Aim of the Defence Medical Services’ – which is to Promote, Protect and Restore the health of the Defence population in order to maximise their fitness for role, while maintaining an occupational focus and an operational edge.

A multi-million-pound programme, with global reach and operations equivalent in size to two large CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) and a Community Trust, CORTISONE looks to procure a full suite of healthcare software from multiple healthcare product/service suppliers, together with develop and deliver services. It is anticipated that elements of the ecosystem will be re-competed on a regular basis to ensure the best solutions are being delivered to users, giving an ongoing opportunity for market players to get involved with the ecosystem on a long-term basis.

The MOD is looking for a range of companies to engage with the programme, delivering a full suite of healthcare software to meet use-cases and patient-journey-defined functional requirements. With the modular nature of the procurement allowing innovation, all suppliers are encouraged to take a leading role in delivery of functionality.

The CORTISONE programme has been engaging with suppliers through Industry Days on 17 May 2018 and 28 January 2019 and through a series of Discovery Days, where it has invited potential suppliers to present information on services and demonstrate products to relevant technical and business staff from the CORTISONE programme.  Previous Discovery Days have addressed:

  • Primary Medical Care (Discovery Day 1, 30 July 2018)
  • Dental Healthcare (Discovery Day 2, 31 July 2018)
  • Integration Platform (Discovery Day 3, 1 and 2 October 2018)
  • Enterprise Master Patient Index (Discovery Day 4, 23 and 24 October 2018)
  • Document Management (Discovery Day 5, 12 and 13 November 2018)

CORTISONE is also looking to the future and will exploit innovation to align with NHS strategy, virtualise healthcare and integrate with services across the healthcare sector. This might include telemedicine, patient record integration with the NHS and other patient databases, patient condition tracking etc.

Programme CORTISONE– Notice of Request for Information Relating to a Draft Statement of Requirement for an Enterprise Master Patient Index and Healthcare Provider Directory

Programme CORTISONE– Notice of Request for Information Relating to a draft Statement of Requirement for an Enterprise Master Patient Index and Healthcare Provider Directory available through the CORTISONE Supplier Portal

This announcement invites interested suppliers to request access to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal to view the draft Statement of Requirement for an Enterprise Master Patient Index and Healthcare Provider Directory for the CORTISONE Programme within the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD). A further announcement will be published inviting suppliers to request access to the draft Statement of Requirement for an Integration Platform and Clinical Portal for the CORTISONE Programme.

Following on from a series of Discovery Days (July to November 2018) and the CORTISONE Industry Day (28 January 2019 at techUK in London), the CORTISONE Programme is issuing a Request for Information (RFI). This RFI invites interested suppliers to read and provide feedback on the draft Statement of Requirement for the Programme’s planned procurement of an Enterprise Master Patient Index and Healthcare Provider Directory. The CORTISONE team intends to provide further details of the procurement itself later in 2019. The Programme team intends to procure the Enterprise Master Patient Index and Healthcare Provider Directory through a suitable framework.

Overview of Enterprise Master Patient Index and Healthcare Provider Directory Requirements

An Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) is required to enable the identification, matching and linking of patient records stored across the multiple IT systems that exist now and, in the future, both in Defence and the NHS. The EMPI will unify legacy systems and new systems, and provide a master demographics source (Single Best Record) for Defence Med IS.

The Healthcare Provider Directory will maintain and publish a number of master data entities including the Defence Medical Services (DMS) Organisation structures [DMS Organisation Directory], the four nation NHS Organisation structures that are needed by DMS for messaging addressing, e.g. ODS codes, [NHS Organisation Directory], the DMS clinicians and other users of information services delivered by CORTISONE [DMS User Directory], and the relationships that exist between Organisation Units and Patients/Users.

How do I get access to the information?

The CORTISONE team intends to make the RFI and the draft Statement of Requirement available through the CORTISONE Supplier Portal, a new online workspace that will enable the Programme to share information with suppliers of relevant products and services in pre-procurement market engagement.

Suppliers are invited to request access to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal by nominating up to two representatives from their company to be granted membership.

The representatives should provide the following information to ISSDev-ASDT-EngageCORTISONE-Gp@mod.gov.uk:

  • Full name of company;
  • Full name(s) of representative(s);
  • Role(s) of the representative(s) within the company;
  • Company email address(es) of representative(s). This email will be associated with their membership of the portal.

Invitations will be sent to the nominated email addresses with a link providing access to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal, along with instructions for finding and responding to the RFI and the draft Statement of Requirement.

Please note that completed RFI questionnaires should be returned to the CORTISONE Team by email to ISSDev-ASDT-EngageCORTISONE-Gp@mod.gov.uk no later than 10:00 GMT on 18 March 2019.

CORTISONE Supplier Portal

The CORTISONE Supplier Portal is a new online workspace that enables the CORTISONE Programme to share information with suppliers of relevant products and services in pre-procurement market engagement. This may include draft Statements of Requirements for different products and services that CORTISONE intends to procure as well as draft design artefacts that provide useful technical details for suppliers interested in the Programme. The portal also provides information about the context and status of the CORTISONE Programme in the CORTISONE Overview pages.

Significant additions to the content published on the CORTISONE Supplier Portal will be announced on Defence Contracts Online first. Suppliers will be given the opportunity to request access to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal on a rolling basis. Any queries about access to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal should be directed to ISSDev-ASDT-EngageCORTISONE-Gp@mod.gov.uk.

Responding to this announcement is voluntary and does not start the official procurement process for the CORTISONE requirement. Participation in the CORTISONE Supplier Portal does not guarantee, or jeopardise, your inclusion in a future procurement exercise. It should be noted that all information released in relation to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal is released on a without commitment basis, is subject to change and may not form part of any future procurement process.

No down-selection will take place as a consequence of any responses or interactions relating to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal unless stated otherwise. Additionally, no information provided in response to this announcement or in relation to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal will be used in any way for the purpose of evaluating suppliers or their products in any future procurement process.

What is Programme CORTISONE?

The aim of Programme CORTISONE is to deliver an integrated ecosystem of medical information services to the Defence Medical Services (DMS). Its vision is to deliver ‘a sustainable, integrated, cohesive and enduring information capability that will fully and effectively support the delivery of evidence-based medical and dental health and healthcare outputs, to achieve the Aim of the Defence Medical Services’ – which is to Promote, Protect and Restore the health of the Defence population in order to maximise their fitness for role, while maintaining an occupational focus and an operational edge.

A multi-million-pound programme, with global reach and operations equivalent in size to two large CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) and a Community Trust, CORTISONE looks to procure a full suite of healthcare software from multiple healthcare product/service suppliers, together with develop and deliver services. It is anticipated that elements of the ecosystem will be re-competed on a regular basis to ensure the best solutions are being delivered to users, giving an ongoing opportunity for market players to get involved with the ecosystem on a long-term basis.

The MOD is looking for a range of companies to engage with the programme, delivering a full suite of healthcare software to meet use-cases and patient-journey-defined functional requirements. With the modular nature of the procurement allowing innovation, all suppliers are encouraged to take a leading role in delivery of functionality.

The CORTISONE programme has been engaging with suppliers through Industry Days on 17 May 2018 and 28 January 2019 and through a series of Discovery Days, where it has invited potential suppliers to present information on services and demonstrate products to relevant technical and business staff from the CORTISONE programme.  Previous Discovery Days have addressed:

  • Primary Medical Care (Discovery Day 1, 30 July 2018)
  • Dental Healthcare (Discovery Day 2, 31 July 2018)
  • Integration Platform (Discovery Day 3, 1 and 2 October 2018)
  • Enterprise Master Patient Index (Discovery Day 4, 23 and 24 October 2018)
  • Document Management (Discovery Day 5, 12 and 13 November 2018)

CORTISONE is also looking to the future and will exploit innovation to align with NHS strategy, virtualise healthcare and integrate with services across the healthcare sector. This might include telemedicine, patient record integration with the NHS and other patient databases, patient condition tracking etc.

DE&S & CAP SP Industry Day 2019

Date: 16 July 2019

Venue:  Three Counties Showground, Malvern (for full details visit www.3cdse.co.uk/3cdse-visit/

 

The Special Projects Programme Delivery Group is responsible for the procurement and in-service support of a range of equipment capabilities used primarily by Specialist Users and, will host an Industry Day on 16 July 2019.

Aim: To share the vision and future programme of work with the wide supplier base and allow for networking opportunities.

Background: This year the Special Projects Industry Day will form part of a wider Three Counties Defence and Security Expo (3CDSE) which is the region’s leading expo for the defence and security industry. This promotes business-to-business networking with key decision-makers and aims to share and amplify innovative thinking and ideas within the industry. Aimed at SME’s & Primes with a focus on innovation, R&D and Procurement, 3CDSE provides a forum for military, suppliers and security agencies to identify common interests, solutions & opportunities.

Format: The programme will include presentations from each of the team’s specialist portfolios and allow opportunity for smaller breakout sessions to facilitate more detailed discussions with MoD staff.

Innovation Challenge: In conjunction with the Joint Forces Command jHub a number of capability challenges will be issued to interested attendees in late 2018 inviting potential suppliers to provide proposals.  These proposals may be taken forward to deliver prototypes for pilot by the user.  The most successful pilots will be showcased at the 3 CDSE VIP Reception at Eastnor Castle (evening event) with the potential for prototypes to be taken forward and funded through the JFC Innovation Panel. Suppliers will bear all costs in preparing and submitting any proposals. No commitment is given by the MOD to place any contracts as a result of this ‘Innovation challenge’.

Applications: Details for registering for the event can be found at: www.3cdse.co.uk/special-projects-industry-day/

Security Clearance: Attendees must hold an extant National Security Clearance of Security Check (SC). Full details will be promulgated to individuals by email as soon as the security clearance details have been confirmed by National Security Vetting. Photographic ID will be required on the day to gain entry; For British Nationals (driving license or passport) and for Non-British Nationals (passport only).

Further Info: For more information regarding the wider 3CDSE event and to register your interest in the Innovation Challenge, please visit www.3cdse.co.uk.

 

Programme CORTISONE Industry Day – 28 January 2019

Date: 28 January 2019

Time: 13:00-17:00

Venue: techUK, 10 Bride Street, LONDON EC4A 4AD

This announcement invites suppliers to register for a CORTISONE Industry Day event that will provide an update on the CORTISONE Programme within the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD). This Industry Day will provide:

  • An update on the overall procurement approach;
  • More detailed information on the procurement of client-side Design, Develop and Deliver Services;
  • Further information on the procurement of an Integration Platform and an Enterprise Master Patient Index; and
  • Opportunities for questions and answers and networking.

How do I register for this event?

This CORTISONE Industry Day will be hosted at techUK and will be open to all interested suppliers. To register for this event please use the following link to the techUK website: https://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/14386-programme-cortisone-industry-day.

If you have any queries please send an email to Dan Patefield at dan.patefield@techuk.org. Please note that spaces are limited. If you register and then subsequently cannot attend, please transfer or release your place.

What is Programme CORTISONE?

The aim of Programme CORTISONE is to deliver an integrated ecosystem of medical information services to the Defence Medical Services. The programme vision is to deliver ‘a sustainable, integrated, cohesive and enduring information capability that will fully and effectively support the delivery of evidence-based medical and dental health and healthcare outputs, to achieve the Aim of the Defence Medical Services (DMS)’ – which is to Promote, Protect and Restore the health of the Defence population in order to maximise their fitness for role, while maintaining an occupational focus and an operational edge.

A multi-million-pound (CAT B) programme, with global reach and operations equivalent in size to two large CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) and a Community Trust, CORTISONE looks to procure a full suite of healthcare software from multiple healthcare product/service suppliers, together with Design, Develop and Deliver services. It is anticipated that elements of the ecosystem will be re-competed on a regular basis to ensure the best solutions are being delivered to users, giving an ongoing opportunity for market players to get involved with the ecosystem on a long-term basis.

MOD is looking for a range of companies to engage with the programme, delivering a full suite of healthcare software to meet use-cases and patient-journey-defined functional requirements. With the modular nature of the procurement allowing innovation, all suppliers are encouraged to take a leading role in the delivery of functionality.

The CORTISONE Programme has engaged with suppliers through an Industry Day on 17 May 2018 and through a series of Discovery Days, where it has invited potential suppliers to present information on services and demonstrate products to relevant technical and business staff from the CORTISONE Programme.  These Discovery Days have addressed:

  • Primary Healthcare
  • Dental Healthcare
  • Integration Platforms
  • Enterprise Master Patient Index
  • Document Management

CORTISONE is also looking to the future and will exploit innovation to align with NHS strategy, virtualise healthcare and integrate with services across the healthcare sector. This may include telemedicine, patient record integration with the NHS and other patient databases and patient condition tracking.