|RFx ID :||20478107|
|Tender Name :||BreastScreen Aotearoa - Radiology Information Systems|
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|Open Date :||Monday, 26 November 2018 1:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Close Date :||Friday, 25 January 2019 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+13:00)|
|Tender Type :||Request for Information (Market research) (RFI)|
|Tender Coverage :||Sole Agency [?]|
|Required Pre-qualifications :||None|
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This Request for Information (RFI) is part of the process being used the Ministry of Health (the Ministry) to consult and gather relevant information that may be used to inform future decisions or procurements. By responding, you can help educate us about the sector you operate in.
This RFI will not result in a contract being awarded, nor will it be used to exclude or pre-qualify respondents. Participation is optional, and not responding will not preclude any supplier from participating in any future procurement opportunities that may arise.
Breast Screen Aotearoa (BSA) was established nationally in December 1998 to provide free mammograms and follow-up for asymptomatic women. The aim of BSA is to reduce women’s morbidity and mortality from breast cancer by identifying cancers at an early stage, allowing treatment to be commenced sooner than might otherwise have been possible. The current coverage target is for two-yearly screening of 70 percent of eligible women. The programme is delivered throughout the country by eight lead providers, their sub-contracted providers, and mobile units that deliver services to rural and some urban communities. Working alongside the lead providers are nine independent service providers in defined geographical areas providing health promotion for Māori and Pacific women.
In July 2004, the eligible age range for free breast screening was extended from 50-64 to 45-69 year olds, effectively doubling the number of women able to take part in the programme. The Government has announced that it intends to progressively increase the age for free breast screening to 74. This increase is expected to further increase the number of women able to take part in the programme by approximately 14%.
The Ministry has conducted a current state assessment of the BSA technology estate and has identified that further information is needed from the market to understand what products and services are available to meet the current and future Radiology Information System (RIS) requirements for BSA.
Further information relating to BSA can be found on the NSU website: https://www.nsu.govt.nz/health-professionals/breastscreen-aotearoa