This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Tuesday 18 October 2016
NEL Commissioning Support Unit

Health and Justice Transformation Programme – Temporary Detention

0 Incomplete applications

3 Completed applications

2 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Tuesday 4 October 2016
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 11 October 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 18 October 2016 at 11:59pm GMT


Summary of the work
In Temporary Places of Custody there is a programme to ensure that detainees receive equity of care whilst being temporarily detained.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
Fibe months with possible six month extension
Organisation the work is for
NEL Commissioning Support Unit
Budget range
£185,000.00 to £200,000.00 including VAT

About the work

Why the work is being done
To ensure detainee’s in temporary places of detention receive the same medical help and treatment as a person outside of temporary custody. In addition to this, to ensure continuity of care for any detainee in the criminal justice system. To aid this approach, any healthcare professional within this setting, should have the means of connecting via the N3 network, utilising an NHS PC and Smartcard to connect to NHS SPINE services. In addition to this the ability to record contemporaneous notes on an electronic medical record system.
Problem to be solved
Partner required to support the programme team with the following services:
1. Supporting the Programmes Outcomes
2. Supporting Governance throughout the programme
3. Supporting the design of a TPP SystmOne Police Custody Module
4. Supporting the design, configuration, implementation of N3 connections, PC’s, printers, scanner etc. into over 80 sites nationwide
5. Data Gathering to ensure all service user are engaged and their requirements documented and defined with appropriate assurance and sign off
6. Support the project in delverinig the outcomes
Who the users are and what they need to do
There are approx. 200 places of temporary detention e.g. Police Custody suites and other places in England. There are various healthcare provider, both private and public sector providing care in the temporary estate. Proviiding the ability to check detainees medical records is paramount to the safe and secure detention of the patient.
Early market engagement
Any work that’s already been done
Work has started in early 2016 and the successful partner will be fully briefed on the work completed so far and the programme of work to be completed.
Existing team
The existing programme is a blend of contract staff complemented by FTE’s and specialist companies.
Current phase

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
London based with very frequent travel nationwide. Approx 80% travel away from home in one week
Working arrangements
Mostly onsite at end user sites
Security clearance
Warwickshire Police NPPV Level 3
Metroplitian Police Service NPPV Level 3
NOMS Security Clearence (SC)

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Standard Contract

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Have demonstrable success in the delivery of NHS network and ICT infrastructure projects within the last 12 months, using industry standard methodologies, processes and procedures
  • Demonstrable experience of matrix-managing a multi-disciplinary programme team within the last 12 months
  • Have demonstrable experience in reporting, planning, risk, dependency, financial and change management aspects of a ICT Refresh project within the last 12 months
  • Demonstrable expertise in the transition of projects into a live service environment within the last 12 months
  • Experience of working in places of temporary detention delivering ICT networks, infrastructure and services
  • Experience and knowledge of design and implementing an ICT refresh solution in Police Custody Healthcare
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Experience and knowledge of working in ICT within Courts and Tribunal settings.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many suppliers to evaluate
Proposal criteria
  • Willingness to align with the current programme approach
  • Team structure, organisational make-up and quality of submitted CVs.
  • Value for money of the proposed solution. Innovation (any alternative proposals to deliver the services or to improve the quality of the services delivered).
  • Essential skills and experience
  • Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Service quality - how do they ensure they are providing the right people for the job, how do they assure quality of delivery during the work package
  • Breadth of services provision - ability to flex levels, numbers, and skillsets of resources provided, to remain aligned to NEL CSU needs as the work progresses
  • Technical and project management approach/solutions
Cultural fit criteria
  • Need to Collaborate with various senior key stakeholders across multiple organisations.
  • Need to demonstrate a flexible approach
  • Need to operate in a workplace with mixed skills and experience
  • Need to demonstrate an honest and transparent approach
  • Need to demonstrate positive behaviours and a can-do attitude
  • The approach will require discipline and capable of working across organisational boundaries in a very demanding, stressful environment.
Payment approach
Time and materials
Assessment methods
Written proposal
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. This opportunity has been published twice. Request clarification on this. Should interest be shown twice?
Correct - one entry is for approx. £195k and is focused around the delivery of an IT SM service desk. The other for approx. £115k is for Programme Management. Apologies for the confusion.