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New tender opportunities within NI healthcare sector

5 July 2018


Search is on for new ideas and technologies to help address NI healthcare challenges

The Northern Ireland Department of Health (DoH) has opened three new competitions for development contracts in the area of health and social care.

The competitions are open to all providers that can demonstrate a route to market for their solution. They are particularly suited to small and medium-sized business, as the contracts are of relatively small value and operate on short timescales.

Project CHAT (Optimising provision of speech & language therapy following a stroke)
Up to £180,000 of total funding is available as part of this project which aims to find novel technological solutions to assist and more effectively rehabilitate stroke survivors who experience speech and language problems. For more information, download Project CHAT call for tender document (DOC, 160K).

The deadline for tender submissions is Friday 3 August 2018 at 15:00.

Project MARIO (Meaningful analytics in clinical registries for investigating outcomes)
Up to £180,000 of total funding is available as part of this project which aims to find technological solutions to problems of real-time analytics for healthcare delivery, as well as retrospective analysis and prospective modelling. For more information, download Project MARIO call for tender document (DOC, 157K).

The deadline for tender submissions is Tuesday 7 August 2018 at 15:00.

Project DETECT (Detecting emerging psychosis in educational & community cohorts)
Up to £200,000 of total funding is available as part of this project which aims to find innovative technological solutions that could detect and intervene with emerging psychosis, and improve the lives and well-being of patients. For more information, download Project DETECT call for tender document (DOC, 158K).

The deadline for tender submissions is Thursday 9 August 2018 at 15:00.

You can find all tender documentation for these three competitions, including project briefs and information on submission criteria and assessment, on the eTendersNI portal.

These competitions are run under the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI), which helps government departments and private sectors to come together to solve challenges facing the public sector.