Awarded to Leidos Innovations UK Limited

Start date: Monday 18 January 2021
Value: £174,000
Company size: large
Marine Management Organisation

Fisheries & Seafood Support – Ongoing Project Funding Service

3 Incomplete applications

2 SME, 1 large

2 Completed applications

1 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Thursday 3 December 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 10 December 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 17 December 2020 at 11:59pm GMT


Summary of the work
Further development based on a phased delivery plan for existing Fisheries and Seafood Support digital service (based on existing supplier proprietary platform, Leidos), delivering Agile development capability for new requirements and functionality.
Latest start date
Monday 4 January 2021
Expected contract length
No specific location, for example they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
Marine Management Organisation
Budget range

About the work

Why the work is being done
On the 1st January, the system needs to be fit for purpose to allow individual fishers and companies in the industry to apply for project funding across a range of categories. The system will have MVP functionality on 1st January, with Phase Two of development covering improvements and new features to the platform.

There has been an initial phase of development which has built upon an existing system and an MVP has been delivered.
Problem to be solved
MMO are looking for a Supplier to further develop an existing system and require a supplier to undertake the associated activities for the next planned phase of development. Further development is required to add the following:

•Capability for users to submit the application online with an e-signature and associated features

•Enhanced reporting tool for MI

•Data model mapping, implementation of the model and changes to grant rate structures

•Any other improvements and/or additional functionality to meet new requirements for the funding system

The system will need to be supported in the live environment working to an agreed SLA.
Who the users are and what they need to do
Users in the fishing industry need to access a digital system to apply for relevant project funding to improve their businesses. The MMO Grants Team need a system to process applications for that funding and to provide accurate MI on the activity.
Early market engagement
The existing service provider has been contacted to confirm that the service can be further developed within the timescales set out in this opportunity.
Any work that’s already been done
An existing grant application service has already been procured and configured aligned to MMO requirements, which is configurable for further requirements and additional features.
Existing team
Existing team is a combination of MMO Tech Delivery Lead, Business Analysts and QA, plus development and Tech Lead resource from Leidos.
Current phase

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Remote working is expected.
Working arrangements
Call-off arrangement for Agile delivery, where requirements will be prioritised and grouped into meaningful sprints for supplier to work on.
Standard Scrum ceremonies in fortnightly cycle to be observed - backlog refinement (10%), sprint planning, retrospective, review, daily stand-ups
Security clearance
SC Level for Production Level Engineers.

Additional information

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.

Essential skills and experience
  • Have previous experience developing & configuring Leidos platform
  • Be able to provide ongoing support for Leidos FaSS service
  • Have experience designing GDS-compliant systems targeted at users with low digital literacy
  • Have understanding of Fisheries support funding schemes and processes
  • Agile software development
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a written proposal.

How many suppliers to evaluate
Proposal criteria
  • Timescales for delivery - able to mobilise within 1 month and deliver Phase Two for go-live on 1st April 2021
  • Cost - no mobilisation or setup costs for new grants management platform
Cultural fit criteria
Able to work collaboratively with MMO team to interpret and deliver requirements, and transition developed service to Leidos BAU support team
Payment approach
Time and materials
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Thank for you sharing clear budget range and start dates. Would you please be able to share the anticipated contract duration the budget will cover? Thanks.
The contract will not exceed 2 years, we anticipate the initial contract period being 1 year with a 1 year extension option.
2. Is there an existing supplier please?
Yes, an existing supplier is in place.