Delivery of a transitional change programme to implement simplification and deliver 1 organisation.
Symphony Housing Group and its member organisations are part way through a business transition program that has been developed in conjunction with external consultants, to ensure the new business model, resources, strategy and governance arrangements are fully implemented in line with the programme to meet the requirements of regulatory, customer and business objectives.
The MoD intend to increase the duration and value of the existing external assistance contract (CCCC17A63) with Deloitte LLP by 708,333k GBP (exc. VAT) and until 31.3.2018. Deloitte have been supporting the MoD in developing, collaboratively with industry, an Alliance construct for stand up April 18 to enable effective delivery of the Dreadnought Submarine Programme, a key enabler to the Defence Strategic Objective of Continuous At Sea deterrence (CASD). Deloitte have been instrumental in the design and are now required to support the MoD in implementing the Alliance CONOPs by facilitating senior agreements, drafting detailed implementation documentation and resolving emerging issues between the parties.
This contract relates to external assistance to support through the work-streams which now requires an extension to the contract that ends on 14.11.2017 until 31.3.2018. Specific detailed knowledge and skills are required for this project to achieve the objectives of Pro.
The Crown Commercial Service, acting as managing agent for the Ministry of Defence, proposes to extend the duration and value of the Contract for the Provision of Continuing External Assistance for Project Seagull Phase 3 with Deloitte LLP. It is considered that this contract extension can be placed using the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice pursuant to Article 32(2)(b)(ii) of Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (Regulation 32(2)(b)(ii) of the UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015) for the reasons set out below.
Seagull is a fast paced programme of work with extremely challenging milestones to implement the design by 31.3.2018. Facilitating the Seagull work requires a trusted and independent party with a detailed understanding of the original design intent and the relationships necessary to complete highly political negotiations and hold the parties to account. It is crucial that the Seagull team have an understanding of the politics surrounding the negotiations, including historical points already agreed, sensitive issues and red lines for each of the parties. Without this knowledge there is a risk that sensitive situations will be handled inappropriately, impacting the project timescales and future programme performance. The Seagull team must ensure that the workstreams move forward at pace, leading the workstreams to ensure that the necessary decisions are made to move the program forward.
MOD would not be able to provide sufficient briefing to enable a new team to meet the minimum technical requirements to deliver the programme to the required timescale. Therefore to bring in a new team at this stage would jeopardise achievement of the Alliance Initial Operating Capability by 31.3.2018. This represents an unacceptable risk to MOD due to the potential impact on CASD.
Deloitte's work to date means that they already have the confidence and trust of all parties and are the only organisation in a position to ensure that the design intent is developed and matured in a tri-party context in the time required.
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) is putting in place a pan government collaborative Framework Agreement for use by UK public sector bodies identified at VI.3 (and any future successors to these organisations). This Procurement will establish a single supplier public sector Framework Agreement for the supply of Contingent Workers.
Under this Framework Agreement, the Service Provider shall not be permitted to be an Agency Provider from its own business (or any affiliated businesses).
The Framework Agreement duration is six (6) years (refer to IV.1.3 of the Contract Notice).The duration in Section II 2.7 is for the placing of orders. Call Off Contracts may extend up to a maximum of 18 months after the expiry of the Framework Period (refer to Clause 10 of the Framework Agreement). Contracting Authorities shall not be able to enter into Call Off Contracts any time after the expiry of the Framework Period.
The Service Provider will be required to deliver the Public Sector Resourcing Model, from identification of Contingent Worker requirement through to payment, Off Boarding and management, governance and on-going improvements and innovation. The Service Provider shall provide a range of Routes to Talent to source, engage and On Board Workers.
The MoD intend to increase the duration and value of the existing external assistance contract (RM4750 PS692–Provision of External Assistance for the Recruiting Partnering Project (RPP) — Assessment Phase) with Deloitte LLP by 713 000 GBP (exc. VAT) and until 30.11.2017. The Recruiting Partnering Project is a 10 year service based contract which Capita are incentivised to deliver appropriate number of recruits for the Army. RPP relies on working closely with Capita and the Army in a combined management structure at all levels, and joint governance using existing bodies such as the Army Recruiting and Training Executive Committee to manage Army recruiting. This contract relates to external assistance to support through the technical, PMO, financial and test and evaluation, which now requires an extension to the contract that ended on 29.10.2016 until 30.11.2017. Specific knowledge and skills are required for this project to support in achieving the objectives of the RPP.
The Crown Commercial Service, acting as managing agent for the Ministry of Defence, proposes to extend the duration and value of the Contract for the Provision of Continuing External Assistance for the Recruiting Partnering Project (RPP) — Assessment Phase) with Deloitte LLP. It is considered that this Contract Amendment can be placed using the negotiated procedure without publication pursuant of Article 32 (2) (b) (ii) and (5) of Directive 2014/24/EU Regulation 32 (1) (b) (iii) of UK Public Contracts Regulations 2015. It is unrealistic for another contractor to provide the external assistance and complete the provision of this consultancy in the timescale required, which will impact on achieving the project output. It would be impractical for a different candidate other than the chosen economic operator to achieve the required outputs and targets of the project by the date of 30.11.2017. Please see complementary information section (VI.3) for further details.