Tender Alert: Luton, Coventry and Warwickshire, EU mHealth

Susanne Woodman, our Eye on Tenders, has three for September–one for a major EU initiative.

  • Luton: Luton Borough Council is seeking tender submissions for Call Monitoring & Response Services for Assistive Technology Solutions (Telecare). It is currently being operated 24/7 by Wellbeing staff using Tunstall systems and services. Over 25,800 of Luton residents are over the age of 65 in this highly multi-ethnic area. Bid applications for this five-year contract valued at £210k are due by 21 September. Start date is 9 October. More information at Gov.UK
  • Coventry and Warwickshire: The Innovative Coventry and Warwickshire Test Bed Project funded by ERDF is seeking quotations to form a framework agreement to provide consultancy services for workshops in community healthcare services, e-health sectors, and assistive technology. The value of this contract is £8,000. Closing is 10 September. More information at Gov.UK.
  • EU mHealth Hub: The joint WHO and International Telecommunication Union (ITU) initiative, ‘’Be Healthy, Be Mobile’’ is seeking a host for the EU mHealth Hub (‘’the Hub’’) as part of a Horizon 2020 funded project. They are pre-qualifying non-commercial EU institutions/organizations. Closing is 29 September at 1500 hours Geneva time. More information (including an eight-page solicitation guide) at the UN Global Marketplace. Requests for Expressions of Interest presentation (PDF)

mHealth vs Ebola – more

Following on from our previous item that included links on how mHealth is helping in the fight against the Ebola virus, and our subsequent item on a virus-killing robot, Prof Mike Short has kindly shared some  more links with a GSMA healthcare focus.

The first of these items explains how the GSMA, the ITU and the Internet Society are joining forces to fight against Ebola. The three organizations will bring together the global telecommunications and Internet communities, to leverage their extensive reach, capacity and respective memberships to increase the effectiveness of information and communications technologies (ICTs), especially mobile communications and the Internet, for better preparedness, early warning and response.

The sharing of mobile phone data is particularly important as (more…)