HSJ reports that NHS England has awarded Palantir a new £24.9m contract to “transition” its existing NHS projects into the new federated data platform – a £480m deal expected to be granted in the coming months .
The new 12-month deal was awarded without an open tender process, but NHSE said while it was not an open process, it was a “compliant tender process”.
An official notice – titled “Palantir Foundry Transition & Exit Contract” – was published on the government contract notice website at noon. It said that while details were being published today, the contract begun on 12 June and is worth £24,925,000.
The agreement comes amid growing concerns about the probity of the NHS’s relationship with the firm, which is frontrunner to win the contract to run the high-profile FDP.
Full story in The HSJ, 20 June 2023