Awarded to Albany Beck Consulting

Start date: Monday 1 February 2021
Value: £38,800
Company size: SME
London Borough of Redbridge

End User Computing Roll-out Team

7 Incomplete applications

6 SME, 1 large

6 Completed applications

5 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Tuesday 15 December 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 22 December 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 29 December 2020 at 11:59pm GMT


Summary of the work
Continuation of the roll out of end user devices to Council staff to support their effective use of IT.
Latest start date
Monday 1 February 2021
Expected contract length
2 months
Organisation the work is for
London Borough of Redbridge
Budget range
£25000 to £30000

About the work

Why the work is being done
The Council is upgrading the end user computing device in use and roll out is underway for laptops, mobile phones and meeting room devices. The team is required to complete these roll outs.
Problem to be solved
End users need to be migrated to new laptops, desktops or mobile phones so that they can continue to access and use IT systems.

It is estimated that 360 mobile phone and 160 laptop/desktop migrations will be required.

It is expected that a team of three will be required:

1x Technical project lead to oversee the technical side of the roll out
1x Mobile device analyst to migrate users to their new devices
1x Roll-out engineer to install and deploy new laptop/desktop devices.
Who the users are and what they need to do
Council staff.
Early market engagement
Any work that’s already been done
Projects are planned and in progress with software and device procurement completed. Roll out is well tested and processes established for working safely during Covid response have been developed.
Existing team
The team will work with the existing IT Team to complete the work. There is not a requirement to provide a project manager for this work, this will be provided form elsewhere in the IT Team.
Current phase
Not applicable

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
The IT Team for London Borough of Redbridge is based at Lynton House, Ilford.
Working arrangements
Whilst the majority of LBR staff are working remotely during the Covid response the delivery team will be expected to be at LBR sites for the duration of the project.
Security clearance

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 in depth knowledge of build task sequence, software deployment, PXE-boot.
  • Have administrator experience with InTune mobile device management, group policy and application deployment.
  • Have administrator experience of Samsung Knox MDM – admin experience, device enrolment, management and group policy.
  • Have exper knowledge of Microsoft products including windows 10 OS and security updates
  • Have expert knowledge of Lenovo hardware, including Laptops, mini-desktops and thin clients Think centre smart hub 500.
  • Have a technical background in Windows 10 roll-out and feature updates.
  • Have experience of undertaking device roll-outs in a Covid safe manner.
  • Have understanding of the Netloan Library systems
  • Have an understanding of the Deep Freeze device lock-down and refresh tools
  • Have experience of providing support to Android mobile phone users.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Have experience of supporting end-users with Samsung A40e devices

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a written proposal.

How many suppliers to evaluate
Proposal criteria
  • Approach and methodology
  • Team structure
  • How the approach meets the project objectives
Cultural fit criteria
  • Can work collaboratively with the IT business as usual team to ensure the best outcomes for the Council.
  • Can work with end users with low technical skills
  • Be comfortable working on-site whilst the majority of Council staff are working remotely due to the Covid response.
Payment approach
Time and materials
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. How many devices are expected to be rolled out with the two months?Could we have a split of mobile android/iphones laptops/desktops. Thanks.
We anticipate approximately 360 Android mobile phones and 160 windows devices.
2. Is there an incumbent on this project?
Yes, there is.
3. Are all mobiles phones to be deployed via Samsung Knox and Intune remotely?
Phone deployment will involve device handover to staff and will occur at Council offices.
4. Are mobile phone migrations to be done remotely or automated and delivered to the end user
Mobile phones are being replaced which will be a physical device handover with each member of staff at Council offices.
5. 1. Are all mobiles phones to be deployed via Samsung Knox and Intune remotely?

2. Although the engineers will be onsite, are Laptop/Desktop migrations to be done remotely or in the office

3. We notice that this project is a continuation, how many deployments have been carried out so far?
1. Mobile phones are being replaced which will be a physical device handover with each member of staff at Council offices.

2. Migrations will need to be completed onsite - in the office or at other Council locations.

3. Approx 300
6. will autopilot be used for the Windows 10 deployments?
Deployment will be using SCCM