Expert Systems - Phase 2

A Contract Award Notice

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Contract (Services)
9 month
07 Feb 2019
11 Feb 2019 to 10 Nov 2019
14 Dec 2018 00:00



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The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent health and social care regulator in England that registers, monitors, inspects and rates health and social care services to ensure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety. CQC aspires to become a more intelligence driven organisation, and target inspection resources more effectively. As part of our regulation we have an inspection programme covering tens of thousands of NHS and independent hospitals, GPs, dentists, care homes and other health and care providers. We are working to become more intelligence driven in our approach and seeking to develop a decision support tool using artificial intelligence that helps our inspectors decide what action to take on receipt of new information about a provider. We have developed a framework for this tool and are looking to test two aspects of this framework before making a business case for further investment. This proof of concept will focus on the statutory notifications that we receive in adult social care but we expect to be able to extend it to other information sources and sectors in time. We are seeking bids to develop and test an ontology that makes meaningful connections between notifications received over time, and classifiers that automatically tag documents against this ontology. Some of these classifiers may need to be based on free text captured as part of the notification. We expect the bid to include details of the testing step, for which we will provide a pool of inspectors able to ground truth the output of the system. If the concept is successfully demonstrated, then we will develop a business case for extending the system and making it operational via a further procurement exercise. We expect to be able to base an extended system on the ontology and classifiers developed as a part of this project. The anticipated award for this contract will be January 2019. The contract will be for 9 months with an extension option of up to 6 months (if applicable).

Award Detail

1 Methods Analytics (London)
  • Value: £168,000

CPV Codes

  • 48460000 - Analytical, scientific, mathematical or forecasting software package
  • 72212460 - Analytical, scientific, mathematical or forecasting software development services
  • 72212461 - Analytical or scientific software development services


  • Contract is suitable for SMEs

Other Information The full specification of the requirement is set out in Section 2 of the ITT tender document available at CQC e-Sourcing Portal: NOTE: IF YOU ARE ALREADY REGISTERED ON CQC E-TENDERING PORTAL PLEASE GO STRAIGHT TO STEP 2 BELOW. IF UNREGISTERED PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW TO REGISTER Step 1. How to Express Interest: - Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): - browse to the eSourcing Portal: and click the link to register Bravo Project reference = Project_261 - accept the terms and conditions and click "continue", - enter your correct business and user details, - note the username you chose and click "Save" when complete, - you will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure). Step 2. Accessing the ITT: - login to the portal with the username / password, - click the "ITTs Open To All Suppliers" link (This area in Bravo contains CQC's Invitation to Tender opportunities (ITT's) open to any registered supplier), - click on the relevant "ITT" to access the content, - click the "Express Interest" button at the top of the page, - this will move the "ITT" into your "My ITTs" page (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only), - you can now access any attachments by clicking "Buyer Attachments" in the "ITT" Details" box to respond to the ITT, -Note the deadline for completion and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the ITT - You must then submit your reply using the 'Submit Response' button at the top of the page. Note: There may be a mixture of on-line and off-line actions for you to perform. Online help and technical support is available via the Bravo helpdesk by Phone +44 0800 069 8630 or Email . If you require any further assistance please consult the on-line help, or contact the eTendering help-desk To be considered as a Bidder you must complete and submit a Tender Response by the deadline of 12:00:00 hours (12pm Noon) on Friday 14th December 2018. Please allow sufficient time to make your tender response submission as late tender response submissions will not be permitted by the system. Bravo E-Tendering Portal