The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

20 consultancy days from an experienced provider accredited by NHS Digital with AWS

Incomplete applications

7
Incomplete applications
6 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

7
Completed applications
6 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Thursday 10 October 2019
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 17 October 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Thursday 24 October 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Data architect
Summary of the work Consultancy services as advised. Objective:
Prove the concept of running a bioinformatics pipeline inside a cloud supplier. Investigate options for vendor-neutral tools for launching and processing multiple cases in parallel. Gather metrics to provide sufficient detail to develop a full business case
Latest start date Friday 1 November 2019
Expected contract length
Location North East England
Organisation the work is for The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement Zaikucloud AWS Big Data Consulting - 20 days @ £450.00 + VAT per day = £10,800.00 inc. VAT per GCloud rate card
Who the specialist will work with Working with various stakeholder both clinical and non-clinical within a NHS Genetics environment, ultimately reporting back to the Data and Informatics Director, Genetics.
What the specialist will work on Consultancy services x 20 days from one of the cloud providers accredited by NHS Digital (Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure), and an experienced 3rd party provider.

Objective:
Prove the concept of running a bioinformatics pipeline inside a cloud supplier. Investigate options for vendor-neutral tools for launching and processing multiple cases in parallel. Gather metrics to provide sufficient detail to develop a full business case

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Newcastle with potential for work to be in Leeds and Sheffield who all form part of the same Genetics services.
Working arrangements Consultancy services x 20 days from one of the cloud providers accredited by NHS Digital (Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure), and an experienced 3rd party provider.
Security clearance

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

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

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Have experience in designing cloud infrastructure models for bespoke developed applications
  • Have knowledge and experience of using platform-neutral tools for configuring cloud services for scripted infrastructure, load distribution and task scheduling
  • Have extensive knowledge of security and governance models appropriate for handling sensitive personal information.
  • Have experience in developing cost models to support business cases for cloud infrastructure.
  • Demonstrate experience in knowledge transfer of support processes and design principles to existing IT departments.
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation
  • Communicate effectively with a team distributed across multiple cities
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • Can work with scientists with complex functional requirements
  • Encourage transformational ways of working
  • Have a constant appreciation of risk management
Additional assessment methods Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

50%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

30%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Q. What is the expected length of contract ? A. 20 days
2. Is this tender only for ZAIKU GROUP LTD to apply for? No, other responses are very welcome
3. Q. Please could you advise the contract length for this opportunity. And also, is there any security clearance required? A. Approx 20 days, no security clearance/ DBS required
4. Q. What were the results from the Early Market engagement, and how has that informed this follow-up requirement? A. Pre market engagement only through identifying providers on the Digital Marketplace – no one formally engaged - the request was posted
5. Q. Do the consultant have to be in your offices for all the 20 days? Would you consider working in your offices for key face to face meeting and rest of the work can be delivered remotely? A. Yes remote work would be considered
6. Q. Would you consider an SoW where we provide your two resources (and not one) to provide the consultancy as a service rather than providing you a resource? A. Yes
7. Q. When you mentioned this.. "Consultancy services x 20 days from one of the cloud providers accredited by NHS Digital (Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure), and an experienced 3rd party provider. ", do the consultancy has to be accredited by Amazon, or Microsoft or Is it ok if we provide you the resources who have the experience in delivering infrastructure but our consultancy is not accredited with Amazon or Microsoft? Would you consider? A. Yes, this would be considered.
8. Q. What were the results from the Early Market engagement, and how has that informed this follow-up requirement? A. Engagement was used provide information on the capabilities available from the market, and to refine the scope of work required for the contract, but not to pre-define any solution.