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Business and management consultancy and related services

The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge | Published January 17, 2017
cpvs
79400000

Business and management consultancy and related services

Cambridgeshire County Council Early Years Business Support

LGSS | Published February 24, 2017  -  Deadline March 16, 2017
cpvs
79411000

From the 1 September 2017 the entitlement to free funded childcare places will increase for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds from 15 hours per week over 38 weeks to 30 hours per week. The successful contractor will be expected to support providers to be able to review their business models to ensure that there are sufficient places available for eligible parents in response to the change in demand. The intention is to support the development of a sustainable childcare market place, delivered through different models of provision, which ensures parents are able to access the provision that best meets their needs. If you are interested please click apply online.

Cambridgeshire County Council Early Years Business Support

LGSS | Published April 27, 2017  -  Deadline March 16, 2017
Winner
National Day Nurseries Association
cpvs
80100000

From the 1 September 2017 the entitlement to free funded childcare places will increase for working parents of 3 and 4 year olds from 15 hours per week over 38 weeks to 30 hours per week. The successful contractor is expected to support providers to be able to review their business models to ensure that there are sufficient places available for eligible parents in response to the change in demand. The intention is to support the development of a sustainable childcare market place, delivered through different models of provision, which ensures parents are able to access the provision that best meets their needs. The initial contract period is for 1 year with an option to extend for an additional year.

Request for quotation for Wisbech Access Study Transport Outline Business Case Development

LGSS | Published August 11, 2016  -  Deadline September 9, 2016
cpvs
600000, 715000, 730000

Quotations are invited for the provision of the development of business cases in relation to the Wisbech Access Study to the Department for Transport webTAG level of outline business case level, building on the work of the Wisbech Access Study. This will require producing business cases for a number of individual schemes and then also a package of measures. Further information and details on how to bid for this work are included on the attached Request for Quotation Document. Please note that the deadline for any clarification questions is 2 September 2016 at 17:00

UCAM 036/14 For the provision of Media Advertising and Associated Services.

The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge | Published August 28, 2015
Winner
Fundamental Media UK Ltd
cpvs
79341000

The University wishes to appoint a media buying agency to work with its Business School (Cambridge Judge Business School) that will provide CJBS with excellent value, report back on ROI, pro-actively suggest new areas for us to consider, respond to queries quickly and align all CJBS programme areas to maximise effectiveness and gain price efficiencies. We expect the successful supplier to provide an innovative, proactive and professional service. The University may only consider tenders from companies that have experience of this kind in the Higher Education Sector.

Insurance services

LGSS Insurance on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council and other LGSS partners and customers detailed below | Published March 24, 2017  -  Deadline June 2, 2017
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66510000, 66515200, 66516000, 66519200, 66516100, 66512000

Cambridgeshire County Council, Northamptonshire County Council, Milton Keynes Council, Northampton Borough Council and Northampton Partnership Homes wishes to invite tenders for the supply of insurance and claims management services as detailed within the tender documentation.

Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance Brokers has been selected to assist in the tender of the LGSS insurance programme following the expiry of current Long Term Agreements.

Please note that this does not stop other entities of Arthur J. Gallagher bidding from any of lots detailed in this notice.

Please note that not all lots stated shall be awarded and LGSS Insurance reserve the right to award the lots as necessary and against the evaluation criteria stated in the documentation.

Please note that any questions relating to the tender process should sent via the LGSS Procurement Portal and the messaging system provided within that e-tendering facility.

Material Damage

Business Interruption.

Property Owners (Castle Court)

Property Owners.

Works In Progress.

Terrorism.

Employer's Liability

Public/Products Liability

Officials Indemnity

Libel & Slander

Land Charges

Professional Indemnity

Hirers Liability.

Crime.

Personal Accident and Business Travel.

Schools Off-Site Activities. Please note the agreement for this shall award earlier as the Long Term Agreement is expected to commence from 1st September 2017.

Computer.

Engineering Inspection and Insurance.

Motor Fleet.

Material Damage

Business Interruption

Glass.

Employer's Liability

Public/Products Liability

Officials Indemnity

Professional Indemnity.

Personal Accident/Business Travel.

Engineering Inspection & Insurance.

Leasehold/Mortgaged Properties Insurance.

Houseowner Insurance.

Works in Progress Insurance.

Terrorism Insurance.

Crime Insurance.

Personal Accident.

Computer Insurance.

Engineering Inspection Insurance.

Motor Fleet Insurance.

Material Damage

Business Interruption

Money

Specified All Risks.

Property Owners — Royal & Derngate Theatre Insurance.

Fine Art Insurance.

Contractor's All Risks Insurance.

Employer's Liability

Public/Products Liability

Officials Indemnity

Professional Indemnity

Libel & Slander

Land Charges

Public Health Act

Hirers Liability.

Excess Liability Insurance.

Material Damage

Business Interruption

Specified All Risks.

Employer's Liability

Public/Products Liability

Libel & Slander.

Personal Accident/Business Travel Insurance.

Covering the following:

Cambridgeshire: Material Damage, Business Interruption

Northamptonshire: Material Damage, Business Interruption Glass

Milton Keynes: Material Damage, Business Interruption

Northampton Borough: Material Damage, Business Interruption, Money, Specified All Risks

Northampton Partnership: Material Damage, Business Interruption, Specified All Risks.

CCC: Employer's Liability, Public/Products Liability, Officials Indemnity, Libel & Slander, Land Charges, Professional Indemnity, Hirers Liability

NCC: Employer's Liability, Public/Products Liability, Officials Indemnity, Professional Indemnity, Professional Indemnity

MKC: Employer's Liability, Public/Products Liability, Officials Indemnity, Libel & Slander, Land Charges, Professional Indemnity, Hirers Liability

NBC: Employer's Liability, Public/Products Liability, Officials Indemnity, Professional Indemnity, Libel & Slander, Land Charges, Public Health Act, Hirers Liability

NPH: Employer's Liability, Public/Products Liability, Libel & Slander.

CCC: Property Owners (Castle Court), Property Owners

MKC: Property Owners

NBC: Property Owners — Royal & Derngate Theatre.

CCC: Works in Progress

NCC: Works in Progress

MKC: Works in Progress

NBC: Contractor's All Risks.

Cambridgeshire: Terrorism

Northamptonshire: Terrorism

Milton Keynes: Terrorism

Northampton Borough: Terrorism.

Cambridgeshire: Motor Fleet

Northamptonshire: Motor Fleet

Milton Keynes: Motor Fleet

Northampton Borough: Motor Fleet

Northampton Partnership: Motor Fleet.

Cambridgeshire: Computer

Northamptonshire: Computer

Milton Keynes: Computer

Northampton Borough: Computer

Northampton Partnership: Computer.

Cambridgeshire: Engineering Inspection

Northamptonshire: Engineering Inspection

Milton Keynes: Engineering Inspection

Northampton Borough: Engineering Inspection.

Cambridgeshire: Crime

Northamptonshire: Crime

Milton Keynes: Crime

Northampton Borough: Crime

Northampton Partnership: Crime.

Cambridgeshire: Schools Offsite-Activities

Please note the agreement for this shall award earlier as the Long Term Agreement is expected to commence from 1st September 2017.

Cambridgeshire: Personal Accident/Business Travel

Northamptonshire: Personal Accident/Business Travel

Milton Keynes: Personal Accident

Northampton Borough: Personal Accident/Business Travel

Northampton Partnership: Personal Accident/Business Travel.

University Library Off Site Store MP00024.

The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge | Published July 16, 2015  -  Deadline August 14, 2015
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71000000, 71300000, 71311000, 71420000

The University of Cambridge is looking to appoint a multi disciplinary design team for the provision of a new storage and retrieval facility of low use archive material for the University Library. The building is to be located on a business park estate outside Ely, Cambridegshire. The procurement of works will be a 2-stage design and construct basis.

Provision of insurance and related services to CHS Group Ltd and all subsidiary companies.

CHS Group | Published April 10, 2015
Winner
Multiple insurers via Arthur J Gallagher Housing Ltd, including Aviva, QBE, AIG, Allianz, certain syndicates within Lloyds of London and ARAG, Lloyds of London via Arthur J Gallagher Housing Ltd, HSB, via Arthur J Gallagher Housing Ltd
cpvs
66510000, 66519200, 66516400, 66515411, 66513200, 66512100, 66513100, 66515000, 66516500, 66515200, 66516000, 66515100, 66515410, 66517300, 66518000, 66518100

The contracting authority sought a single broker or a single insurer to act as provider of insurance and related services for all lots. Lots included property, business interruption, liability and other commercial (non-life) insurances as required by CHS Group Ltd and all subsidiary companies.

Audit Services.

East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub | Published March 10, 2015
Winner
West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Foundation (WMAS)
cpvs
79200000, 79212200, 79210000, 79212400, 79212100, 79212000, 79212500, 79212300

EOECPH is awarding a framework for the supply Audit Services relevant to publicly funded bodies including but not limited to NHS organisations. This will include the supply of External Audit, Internal Audit, Counter Fraud Services, Internal & Counter Fraud and Business/Consultancy services to compliment and support the other lots of the framework. This contract is available for use by all publicly funded entities in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland who are or may become customers of EOECPH and our Partners.

UK SBS IT 140072 Archive Storage

UK Shared Business Services Ltd. | Published November 13, 2014  -  Deadline December 5, 2014
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92510000, 92511000, 92512000, 92512100, 30200000, 30233100, 72317000, 42000000

1. Overview Specification of requirements provided in this section gives the broad technical requirements for to the Invitation to Quote (ITQ) procedure for the provision of a new archive storage infrastructure to be implemented in the Laboratory of Molecular Biology (the “LMB”) building in Cambridge. The system is going to be used for a long term archive of user data when users leave the organization or complete a project. The storage will comprise of a tape library to hold the archived data and a server and associated software to interface between the tape library and the network to allow users to store and retrieve data from the archive. The server software should provide an interface to the users to allow file transfer using standards such as, smb or nfs. It should also have a management interface, ideally via a web page, to allow configuration of the system, manage the storage and library and index the data. If your proposed solution does not include and separate library and server please supply details in the questions section. The management interface and file sharing mount points must be compatible with Apple Macs, Windows and Linux. We do not expect the archive system to be replicated in hardware, although it should be possible to duplicate the data onto separate tapes and remove it from the archive for off site storage. The solution should provide the following functionality File systems should be exported via CIFS/Samba and NFS, so that they can be accessed by WindowsXP (and onwards) together with OSX (10.4 onwards) and Redhat Linux 6.1. LDAP should ideally be an option for authentication of CIFS/SAMBA. Straightforward administration; i.e. a Web interface for configuration and management, including faults on the Library, and optionally with CLI access, scripting & cron support. Ability to enlarge the Library in the future. Please supply details of the options and costs to do this. The tape library should be capable of determining any degradation of data stored on the tape media and should have options for alerting IT staff of the problem, and options to repair/recover the data before it is lost. The total solution, including all hardware and software should not exceed £60K (VAT exempt) and must be delivered and paid for before the 31st of March 2015. Suppliers must guarantee they can deliver all required components before this date. As we have a fixed sum of money, we have avoided specifying the maximum storage capacity. The suggested solution should, as far as possible, fulfil the above requirements, and then be expanded to as much capacity as our budget allows. We would like to avoid upgrades for as long as possible. The tender will be scored on capacity, functionality and warranty, assuming that the price is fixed at 60K. About UK Shared Business Services Putting the business into shared services UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) brings a commercial attitude to the public sector; helping our customers improve efficiency, generate savings and modernise. It is our vision to become the leading provider for our customers of shared business services in the UK public sector, continuously reducing cost and improving quality of business services for Government and the public sector. Our broad range of expert services is shared by our customers. This allows our customers the freedom to focus resources on core activities; innovating and transforming their own organisations. Core services include Procurement, Finance, Grants Admissions, Human Resources, Payroll, ISS, and Property Asset Management all underpinned by our Service Delivery and Contact Centre teams. UK SBS is a people rather than task focused business. It’s what makes us different to the traditional transactional shared services centre. What is more, being a not-for-profit organisation owned by its customers, UK SBS’ goals are aligned with the public sector and delivering best value for the UK taxpayer. UK Shared Business Services Ltd changed its name from RCUK Shared Services Centre Ltd in March 2013. Our Customers Growing from a foundation of supporting the Research Councils, 2012/13 saw Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) transition their procurement to UK SBS and Crown Commercial Service (CSS - previously Government Procurement Service) agree a Memorandum of Understanding with UK SBS to deliver two major procurement categories (construction and research) across Government. UK SBS currently manages £700m expenditure for its Customers, our growth projections anticipate this will rise to £1bn in 2013/14. Important information From the 2nd April 2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications (GSC) classification scheme to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme (GPMS). A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All potential suppliers should make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the new GSC: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

UCAM 125/15 Provision of Professional Services initially in support of a strategic review into the University's ERP systems, with potential for extension to other work packages.

The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge | Published December 3, 2015  -  Deadline January 6, 2016
cpvs
72000000

Background. The University of Cambridge is a large collegiate organisation. It is comprised of 31 Colleges, over 130 departments organised into six schools, a central administration service and several additional Institutions reporting directly to the Council and General Board. The University is not campus based instead being distributed across over 50 buildings spread across the city of Cambridge. The University Information Systems (UIS) organisation provides a wide range of information and technology services that underpin research, teaching, learning and administration across the collegiate University. UIS works strategically with Schools, Faculties, Departments, Colleges and other institutions, in planning and delivering the future Information Service requirements of the University, progressively improving business processes, capabilities and information solutions that meet the University's needs. UIS was established in 2014 and is currently undertaking a change programme to integrate four predecessor organisations into a cohesive single organisation that places greater emphasis on customer focus, user engagement and experience, staff development, common reusable services, and information and security management. While the new ways of working will be implemented from January 2016, further work will continue in 2016/17 to develop improved working arrangements and information technology enablers. The Business Systems sub Committee set out a case to refresh the University's core ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems for the next five to ten years, as there was increasing evidence that the traditional landscape that ERP systems have operated within is changing significantly and the ERP suppliers are reacting to that change. The University must position itself to take full advantage of these changes (e.g. Cloud), to mitigate the risk as the suppliers change approach and to deliver more value for money from the ERP system investment. The University needs to assess its capability requirements both existing and future and develop a strategy for delivering these capabilities in ways that are efficient, effective and support the wider University goals. A project was initiated in February 2015 to develop an ERP Systems Strategy for the next 2 to 10 years that maximises the value to the University. Gartner were engaged to provide initial insight and advice on the scope of the project, market developments and an approach to delivery. The Discovery phase of the project has used a number of Gartner Toolkits and models which have been developed to assist in this area. Work is progressing on the Discovery phase of the project and consultations have been held with involved departments across the University. The work to date has focused on gathering the University's current and future capability needs in the areas currently served by the ERP systems. It is not currently intended that the work will extend to specific user requirements. The information gathered to-date is currently undergoing analysis. Annex 1 provides an overview of the scope of the current ERP strategy work, and the progress to date. This consultancy requirement has been triggered by the resignation of the individual who was leading the strategy project (who has now left the university). There remains a small project team in place that includes business analysis capability. We are also taking the opportunity to put in place an agreement that can be used to deliver other work packages that may be required to support development of the UIS organisation. Overview of ERP Strategy Refresh Project. Scope. The University services delivered by current ERP core products are: — Finance: Oracle e-Business Suite — Student Lifecycle: Oracle PeopleSoft Campus Solutions — HR: MidlandHR iTrent The ERP strategy must include these services as a minimum requirement but should also consider further opportunities to introduce ERP services to other areas of the University that have been consulted as part of the Discovery phase: — Procurement. — Asset Management. — Estate Management. — Research Grant Applications. — Business Intelligence & Decision Support. Objectives. A plan was created in spring 2015, with the goal of achieving the following key objectives: 1) Increase the level of awareness within the University at senior levels of the current role of ERP systems, the current strategy for the ERP systems and the opportunities and challenges emerging from the changing landscape. 2) To review the desired University future outcomes from ERP systems building on the strengths of the existing systems and addressing the gaps. 3) To assess the challenges and opportunities for the University created by the changing landscape with the emergence of loosely coupled ERP system solutions replacing the traditional ‘monolithic’ ERP system solution. 4) To understand ERP system market developments and supplier roadmaps to examine their impacts on the University's ERP system strategy. To potentially carry out some limited technology evaluations. 5) To develop a strategy for Integration Management. How ERP systems or their components will pass information between each other. 6) To align the developing strategy for the provision of Management Information and Reporting Services with the refreshed ERP systems strategy. 7) To understand significant ERP System Strategy initiatives across the UK HE sector, focussing on Russell Group Universities 8) To identify a number of possible scenarios and to rank each according to their whole life cost 9) To define an ERP system strategy that supports the University's strategy, key business processes, information management needs, statutory and regulatory requirements and delivers value. This should include a summary of the desired ‘to be’ ERP deployment from multiple perspectives (e.g. occasional user, applicant, academic, administrator, student, ‘power user’ business intelligence analyst etc), a summary of the ‘design and capability drivers’ to achieve these outcomes, identification of alternative scenarios to meet the above criteria, ranking of the scenarios against the criteria, with an overall recommendation to be based on ‘Best Value outcome’ rather than pure cost minimisation.

UCAM 125/15 Provision of Professional Services initially in support of a strategic review into the U

The University of Cambridge | Published December 3, 2015  -  Deadline January 6, 2016
cpvs
72000000

Background. The University of Cambridge is a large collegiate organisation. It is comprised of 31 Colleges, over 130 departments organised into six schools, a central administration service and several additional Institutions reporting directly to the Council and General Board. The University is not campus based instead being distributed across over 50 buildings spread across the city of Cambridge. The University Information Systems (UIS) organisation provides a wide range of information and technology services that underpin research, teaching, learning and administration across the collegiate University. UIS works strategically with Schools, Faculties, Departments, Colleges and other institutions, in planning and delivering the future Information Service requirements of the University, progressively improving business processes, capabilities and information solutions that meet the University's needs. UIS was established in 2014 and is currently undertaking a change programme to integrate four predecessor organisations into a cohesive single organisation that places greater emphasis on customer focus, user engagement and experience, staff development, common reusable services, and information and security management. While the new ways of working will be implemented from January 2016, further work will continue in 2016/17 to develop improved working arrangements and information technology enablers. The Business Systems sub Committee set out a case to refresh the University's core ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems for the next five to ten years, as there was increasing evidence that the traditional landscape that ERP systems have operated within is changing significantly and the ERP suppliers are reacting to that change. The University must position itself to take full advantage of these changes (e.g. Cloud), to mitigate the risk as the suppliers change approach and to deliver more value for money from the ERP system investment. The University needs to assess its capability requirements both existing and future and develop a strategy for delivering these capabilities in ways that are efficient, effective and support the wider University goals. A project was initiated in February 2015 to develop an ERP Systems Strategy for the next 2 to 10 years that maximises the value to the University. Gartner were engaged to provide initial insight and advice on the scope of the project, market developments and an approach to delivery. The Discovery phase of the project has used a number of Gartner Toolkits and models which have been developed to assist in this area. Work is progressing on the Discovery phase of the project and consultations have been held with involved departments across the University. The work to date has focused on gathering the University's current and future capability needs in the areas currently served by the ERP systems. It is not currently intended that the work will extend to specific user requirements. The information gathered to-date is currently undergoing analysis. Annex 1 provides an overview of the scope of the current ERP strategy work, and the progress to date. This consultancy requirement has been triggered by the resignation of the individual who was leading the strategy project (who has now left the university). There remains a small project team in place that includes business analysis capability. We are also taking the opportunity to put in place an agreement that can be used to deliver other work packages that may be required to support development of the UIS organisation. Overview of ERP Strategy Refresh Project. Scope. The University services delivered by current ERP core products are: — Finance: Oracle e-Business Suite — Student Lifecycle: Oracle PeopleSoft Campus Solutions — HR: MidlandHR iTrent The ERP strategy must include these services as a minimum requirement but should also consider further opportunities to introduce ERP services to other areas of the University that have been consulted as part of the Discovery phase: — Procurement. — Asset Management. — Estate Management. — Research Grant Applications. — Business Intelligence & Decision Support. Objectives. A plan was created in spring 2015, with the goal of achieving the following key objectives: 1) Increase the level of awareness within the University at senior levels of the current role of ERP systems, the current strategy for the ERP systems and the opportunities and challenges emerging from the changing landscape. 2) To review the desired University future outcomes from ERP systems building on the strengths of the existing systems and addressing the gaps. 3) To assess the challenges and opportunities for the University created by the changing landscape with the emergence of loosely coupled ERP system solutions replacing the traditional ‘monolithic’ ERP system solution. 4) To understand ERP system market developments and supplier roadmaps to examine their impacts on the University's ERP system strategy. To potentially carry out some limited technology evaluations. 5) To develop a strategy for Integration Management. How ERP systems or their components will pass information between each other. 6) To align the developing strategy for the provision of Management Information and Reporting Services with the refreshed ERP systems strategy. 7) To understand significant ERP System Strategy initiatives across the UK HE sector, focussing on Russell Group Universities 8) To identify a number of possible scenarios and to rank each according to their whole life cost 9) To define an ERP system strategy that supports the University's strategy, key business processes, information management needs, statutory and regulatory requirements and delivers value. This should include a summary of the desired ‘to be’ ERP deployment from multiple perspectives (e.g. occasional user, applicant, academic, administrator, student, ‘power user’ business intelligence analyst etc), a summary of the ‘design and capability drivers’ to achieve these outcomes, identification of alternative scenarios to meet the above criteria, ranking of the scenarios against the criteria, with an overall recommendation to be based on ‘Best Value outcome’ rather than pure cost minimisation.

Ireland Connectivity PIN

GEANT | Published May 1, 2014  -  Deadline May 22, 2014
cpvs
64200000

DANTE regularly reviews the network topology and is seeking budgetary estimates for connectivity between Dublin and a GÉANT network PoP.

Following receipt of this information DANTE will develop a business case to support the launch of a subsequent full OJEU procurement.

Connectivity for the Republic of Ireland’s NREN HEAnet, is delivered through two diverse links. One of these (provided in partnership with the English NREN, Janet) will remain and DANTE are inviting budgetary quotations to assist with plans for the second link.

It is essential that any link proposed is diverse from the extant Janet link. Note Dark Fibre or Managed Capacity are being considered.

 

UCAM 025/16 Provision of a SAN storage solution for ERP systems

The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge | Published July 13, 2016
Winner
Dell Corporation Limited
cpvs
30200000, 72212782

The University Information Service (UIS) division operate over 100 IT services that support the wider needs to the University and its students. Within the UIS, the Service Operations division operates a number of Tier 1 systems predominately underpinned by Oracle database, with some Microsoft SQL server instance. The division is intending to augment and replace its existing multi-site storage (SAN) with a modern multi-site replacement to offer the flexibility, performance, growth, manageability and resilience needed to meet the demands of the business. The storage solution will replace existing storage hardware; any proposed solution will not have to integrate or collaborate with existing storage solutions as these will ultimately be de-commissioned.

UCAM 025/16 Provision of a SAN storage solution for ERP systems

The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge | Published May 6, 2016  -  Deadline June 7, 2016
cpvs
30200000, 72212782

The University Information Service (UIS) division operate over 100 IT services that support the wider needs to the University and its students. Within the UIS, the Service Operations division operates a number of Tier 1 systems predominately underpinned by Oracle database, with some Microsoft SQL server instance. The division is intending to augment and replace its existing multi-site storage (SAN) with a modern multi-site replacement to offer the flexibility, performance, growth, manageability and resilience needed to meet the demands of the business. The storage solution will replace existing storage hardware; any proposed solution will not have to integrate or collaborate with existing storage solutions as these will ultimately be de-commissioned.

UCAM 125/15 Provision of Professional Services initially in support of a strategic review into the University's ERP systems, with potential for extension to other work packages

The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge | Published May 18, 2016
Winner
PA Consulting Partners LLP
cpvs
72000000

Background.

The University of Cambridge is a large collegiate organisation. It is comprised of 31 Colleges, over 130 departments organised into six schools, a central administration service and several additional Institutions reporting directly to the Council and General Board. The University is not campus based instead being distributed across over 50 buildings spread across the city of Cambridge.

The University Information Systems (UIS) organisation provides a wide range of information and technology services that underpin research, teaching, learning and administration across the collegiate University.

UIS works strategically with Schools, Faculties, Departments, Colleges and other institutions, in planning and delivering the future Information Service requirements of the University, progressively improving business processes, capabilities and information solutions that meet the University's needs.

UIS was established in 2014 and is currently undertaking a change programme to integrate four predecessor organisations into a cohesive single organisation that places greater emphasis on customer focus, user engagement and experience, staff development, common reusable services, and information and security management. While the new ways of working will be implemented from January 2016, further work will continue in 2016/17 to develop improved working arrangements and information technology enablers.

The Business Systems sub Committee set out a case to refresh the University's core ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems for the next five to ten years, as there was increasing evidence that the traditional landscape that ERP systems have operated within is changing significantly and the ERP suppliers are reacting to that change. The University must position itself to take full advantage of these changes (e.g. Cloud), to mitigate the risk as the suppliers change approach and to deliver more value for money from the ERP system investment. The University needs to assess its capability requirements both existing and future and develop a strategy for delivering these capabilities in ways that are efficient, effective and support the wider University goals.

A project was initiated in February 2015 to develop an ERP Systems Strategy for the next 2 to 10 years that maximises the value to the University. Gartner were engaged to provide initial insight and advice on the scope of the project, market developments and an approach to delivery. The Discovery phase of the project has used a number of Gartner Toolkits and models which have been developed to assist in this area. Work is progressing on the Discovery phase of the project and consultations have been held with involved departments across the University. The work to date has focused on gathering the University's current and future capability needs in the areas currently served by the ERP systems. It is not currently intended that the work will extend to specific user requirements. The information gathered to-date is currently undergoing analysis. Annex 1 provides an overview of the scope of the current ERP strategy work, and the progress to date.

This consultancy requirement has been triggered by the resignation of the individual who was leading the strategy project (who has now left the university). There remains a small project team in place that includes business analysis capability. We are also taking the opportunity to put in place an agreement that can be used to deliver other work packages that may be required to support development of the UIS organisation.

Overview of ERP Strategy Refresh Project.

Scope.

The University services delivered by current ERP core products are:

— Finance: Oracle e-Business Suite;

— Student Lifecycle: Oracle PeopleSoft Campus Solutions;

— HR: MidlandHR iTrent.

The ERP strategy must include these services as a minimum requirement but should also consider further opportunities to introduce ERP services to other areas of the University that have been consulted as part of the Discovery phase:

— Procurement;

— Asset Management;

— Estate Management;

— Research Grant Applications;

Business Intelligence and Decision Support.

Objectives.

A plan was created in spring 2015, with the goal of achieving the following key objectives:

1) Increase the level of awareness within the University at senior levels of the current role of ERP systems, the current strategy for the ERP systems and the opportunities and challenges emerging from the changing landscape.

2) To review the desired University future outcomes from ERP systems building on the strengths of the existing systems and addressing the gaps.

3) To assess the challenges and opportunities for the University created by the changing landscape with the emergence of loosely coupled ERP system solutions replacing the traditional ‘monolithic’ ERP system solution.

4) To understand ERP system market developments and supplier roadmaps to examine their impacts on the University's ERP system strategy. To potentially carry out some limited technology evaluations.

5) To develop a strategy for Integration Management. How ERP systems or their components will pass information between each other.

6) To align the developing strategy for the provision of Management Information and Reporting Services with the refreshed ERP systems strategy.

7) To understand significant ERP System Strategy initiatives across the UK HE sector, focussing on Russell Group Universities.

8) To identify a number of possible scenarios and to rank each according to their whole life cost.

9) To define an ERP system strategy that supports the University's strategy, key business processes, information management needs, statutory and regulatory requirements and delivers value. This should include a summary of the desired ‘to be’ ERP deployment from multiple perspectives (e.g. occasional user, applicant, academic, administrator, student, ‘power user’ business intelligence analyst etc), a summary of the ‘design and capability drivers’ to achieve these outcomes, identification of alternative scenarios to meet the above criteria, ranking of the scenarios against the criteria, with an overall recommendation to be based on ‘Best Value outcome’ rather than pure cost minimisation.

UCAM 125/15 Provision of Professional Services initially in support of a strategic review into the U

The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge | Published May 18, 2016
Winner
PA Consulting Partners LLP
cpvs
72000000

Background.

The University of Cambridge is a large collegiate organisation. It is comprised of 31 Colleges, over 130 departments organised into six schools, a central administration service and several additional Institutions reporting directly to the Council and General Board. The University is not campus based instead being distributed across over 50 buildings spread across the city of Cambridge.

The University Information Systems (UIS) organisation provides a wide range of information and technology services that underpin research, teaching, learning and administration across the collegiate University.

UIS works strategically with Schools, Faculties, Departments, Colleges and other institutions, in planning and delivering the future Information Service requirements of the University, progressively improving business processes, capabilities and information solutions that meet the University's needs.

UIS was established in 2014 and is currently undertaking a change programme to integrate four predecessor organisations into a cohesive single organisation that places greater emphasis on customer focus, user engagement and experience, staff development, common reusable services, and information and security management. While the new ways of working will be implemented from January 2016, further work will continue in 2016/17 to develop improved working arrangements and information technology enablers.

The Business Systems sub Committee set out a case to refresh the University's core ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems for the next five to ten years, as there was increasing evidence that the traditional landscape that ERP systems have operated within is changing significantly and the ERP suppliers are reacting to that change. The University must position itself to take full advantage of these changes (e.g. Cloud), to mitigate the risk as the suppliers change approach and to deliver more value for money from the ERP system investment. The University needs to assess its capability requirements both existing and future and develop a strategy for delivering these capabilities in ways that are efficient, effective and support the wider University goals.

A project was initiated in February 2015 to develop an ERP Systems Strategy for the next 2 to 10 years that maximises the value to the University. Gartner were engaged to provide initial insight and advice on the scope of the project, market developments and an approach to delivery. The Discovery phase of the project has used a number of Gartner Toolkits and models which have been developed to assist in this area. Work is progressing on the Discovery phase of the project and consultations have been held with involved departments across the University. The work to date has focused on gathering the University's current and future capability needs in the areas currently served by the ERP systems. It is not currently intended that the work will extend to specific user requirements. The information gathered to-date is currently undergoing analysis. Annex 1 provides an overview of the scope of the current ERP strategy work, and the progress to date.

This consultancy requirement has been triggered by the resignation of the individual who was leading the strategy project (who has now left the university). There remains a small project team in place that includes business analysis capability. We are also taking the opportunity to put in place an agreement that can be used to deliver other work packages that may be required to support development of the UIS organisation.

Overview of ERP Strategy Refresh Project.

Scope.

The University services delivered by current ERP core products are:

— Finance: Oracle e-Business Suite;

— Student Lifecycle: Oracle PeopleSoft Campus Solutions;

— HR: MidlandHR iTrent.

The ERP strategy must include these services as a minimum requirement but should also consider further opportunities to introduce ERP services to other areas of the University that have been consulted as part of the Discovery phase:

— Procurement;

— Asset Management;

— Estate Management;

— Research Grant Applications;

Business Intelligence and Decision Support.

Objectives.

A plan was created in spring 2015, with the goal of achieving the following key objectives:

1) Increase the level of awareness within the University at senior levels of the current role of ERP systems, the current strategy for the ERP systems and the opportunities and challenges emerging from the changing landscape.

2) To review the desired University future outcomes from ERP systems building on the strengths of the existing systems and addressing the gaps.

3) To assess the challenges and opportunities for the University created by the changing landscape with the emergence of loosely coupled ERP system solutions replacing the traditional ‘monolithic’ ERP system solution.

4) To understand ERP system market developments and supplier roadmaps to examine their impacts on the University's ERP system strategy. To potentially carry out some limited technology evaluations.

5) To develop a strategy for Integration Management. How ERP systems or their components will pass information between each other.

6) To align the developing strategy for the provision of Management Information and Reporting Services with the refreshed ERP systems strategy.

7) To understand significant ERP System Strategy initiatives across the UK HE sector, focussing on Russell Group Universities.

8) To identify a number of possible scenarios and to rank each according to their whole life cost.

9) To define an ERP system strategy that supports the University's strategy, key business processes, information management needs, statutory and regulatory requirements and delivers value. This should include a summary of the desired ‘to be’ ERP deployment from multiple perspectives (e.g. occasional user, applicant, academic, administrator, student, ‘power user’ business intelligence analyst etc), a summary of the ‘design and capability drivers’ to achieve these outcomes, identification of alternative scenarios to meet the above criteria, ranking of the scenarios against the criteria, with an overall recommendation to be based on ‘Best Value outcome’ rather than pure cost minimisation.

UCAM 092/16 Single Supply Agreement for Cisco Networking

The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge | Published December 24, 2016
Winner
CAE Technology Services Ltd
cpvs
30200000

The University Information Services department provides federated IT services to the wider collegiate University, supporting in excess of 180 individual institutions. The UIS has approximately 250 staff, of which 25 provide network and telephony based services.

The University is looking to appoint a single provider of Cisco products and services to all departments and faculties and has negotiated preferential pricing from Cisco for a range of products.

The value of projected purchases is estimated to be about 300 000 GBP per year. However, The University cannot guarantee levels of business for the successful supplier due to the fully devolved nature of purchasing decisions. University departments continue to have choice as to which supplier best suits their requirements.

UCAM 091/16 Single Supply Agreement for Fortinet Networking Hardware

The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University Of Cambridge | Published December 24, 2016
Winner
European Electronique Ltd
cpvs
30200000

The University Information Services department provides federated IT services to the wider collegiate University, supporting in excess of 180 individual institutions. The UIS has approximately 250 staff, of which 25 provide network and telephony based services.

The University is looking to appoint a single provider of Fortinet products and services to all departments and faculties and has negotiated preferential pricing from Fortinet for a range of products.

The value of projected purchases is estimated to be about 175 000 GBP per year. However, The University cannot guarantee levels of business for the successful supplier due to the fully devolved nature of purchasing decisions. University departments continue to have choice as to which supplier best suits their requirements.

UCAM 093/16 Single Supply Agreement for generic SFP networking equipment

The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of The University of Cambridge | Published February 7, 2017
Winner
European Electronique
cpvs
30200000

The University Information Services department provides federated IT services to the wider collegiate University, supporting in excess of 180 individual institutions. The UIS has approximately 250 staff, of which ~25 provide network and telephony based services.

The University is looking to appoint a single provider of long range Optical Fibre Interface products operating typically on single-mode optical fibre at distances up to 15 kilometres.

The value of projected purchases is estimated to be about 200 000 GBP per year. However, The University cannot guarantee levels of business for the successful supplier due to the fully devolved nature of purchasing decisions. University departments continue to have choice as to which supplier best suits their requirements.