EleQtra wishes to procure a consulting firm (the ‘Consultant’) to undertake a comprehensive Environment and Social Impact Assessment (‘ESIA’).
The Government has committed to doubling its investment in cyber security to 1 900 000 000 GBP over the next 5 years. As part of this and through the National Cyber Security Programme, DCMS have developed a series of initiatives to boost the UK sector and help support the development of the cyber security ecosystem. This specific intervention is a requirement for a Future Cyber20 programme to accelerate the growth of a group of potential high impact firms. The programme will identify and support UK-based cyber security firms, by providing (amongst other items) expert guidance, a collaborative environment, and a marketing hub to enable participants to grow more rapidly.
The HR and Finance transactional services of the Research Councils are currently delivered by UK SBS. They are currently using a system which is due to end in May 2018.
Innovate UK's HR and Finance transactional services are run in-house and their payroll is outsourced to a third party.
The Research Councils and Innovate UK are due to merge to form a single group called UKRI (UK Research and Innovation).
The primary requirement and focus of the specification is to replace these systems with a single platform that is scalable and relevant to an organisation of this size and complexity. Further to this the requirement is for the Supplier to supply the system integration services to support the roll out of the product into the organisation.
The initial requirement is based on 7,750 users/ licences for which the requirement is both the supply of the single platform / system and the system integration services to implement this across an initial population of approximately 7,750 users / licences. There is potential during the term of the contract for the expansion of the digital services by up to 100 % through the onboarding of users from other partner organisations into this new single platform. The expanded scope would only be for software provision (licences) and not the provision of system integration services.
The initial scope is for the delivery of the new digital services for the following nine partner organisations:
— Innovate UK
— UK Shared Business Services (UK SBS)
— Research Councils UK (RCUK) consisting of:
1) Arts and Humanities Research Council — AHRC
2) Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council — BBSRC
3) Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council — EPSRC
4) Economic and Social Research Council — ESRC
5) Medical Research Council — MRC
6) Natural Environment Research Council — NERC
7) Science and Technology Facilities Council — STFC
Note: The estimated value range included in the OJEU notice (8 000 000 GBP to 23 000 000 GBP) is inclusive of an estimate for the options of extension and additional users. The base requirement of software and system implementation for 7 750 users over 3 years is estimated to be below 9 000 000 GBP. The additional options would be subject to additional spend approvals.
The Home Office is seeking to change its approach to the provision of core IT and telephony services, including but not limited to end user devices, core enterprise computing stack, service management and support, ongoing maintenance, in line with the expiry of its existing service contract. The End User Compute (EUC) Programme is one aspect of this strategic change, which aims to meet the Home Office's core requirements for reliable, flexible and modern IT for end users.
The EUC Programme will put in place an all-encompassing set of IT capabilities and services by transitioning the Home Office to a disaggregated end user compute infrastructure. The EUC Programme is expected to award several service contracts in 2016 and 2017, to facilitate the transition of service delivery from the existing service contract. The procurement of Office 365 (O365) Implementation Services is 1 of these EUC components of this multi-supplier delivery environment.
The Home Office requires a cloud-based productivity suite for all end users, including productivity applications, collaborative functions and end user storage for Windows laptops, Windows tablets, mobile devices, thick client user devices, thin client End User Devices (EUDs) and potentially other types of EUDs. The platform selected by the Home Office is Microsoft's O365. The Home Office intends to purchase separately a suitable mix of Microsoft O365 E1, E3 and E5 licences to provide a range of capabilities, such as Skype for Business.
The O365 Implementation Services contract will require the supplier to design, build, configure, test and implement the O365 Solution, as well as transition from the existing Office productivity suite and provide early life support, in line with the Home Office's requirements. The transition includes ensuring the delivery of the migration of users and Exchange data from the legacy capability to the new O365 solution, including mailboxes, archives and email domains.