Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) - Test and Trace

Test and Trace - Data Platform Services – Supplier Engagement Presentation

28 Incomplete applications

19 SME, 9 large

6 Completed applications

4 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Friday 30 April 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 7 May 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 14 May 2021 at 11:59pm GMT


Summary of the work
Contract to allow continued development, maintenance and management of the Data Science platform for the Joint Biosecurity Centre and Test and Trace
Latest start date
Friday 7 May 2021
Expected contract length
This will be discussed during the call
No specific location, for example they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) - Test and Trace
Budget range
£10 - £15m - TBC at a later date

About the work

Why the work is being done
Joint Biosecurity Centre and Test and Trace require support to run and evolve the Data Science component of our strategic data platform, which will form a key capability component of the new UK Health Security Agency’.

Test and Trace - Data Platform Services will be hosting a supplier engagement presentation at 13:00 - 14:00 Friday 7 May 2021

Interested suppliers should e-mail and from you company e-mail address to receive a login to the presentation.
Maximum 2 attendees per supplier, please include the names and job titles of attendees within your initial e-mail.

The agenda for the session:

• Test and Trace – Presentation 40 minutes
• Questions – 20 Minutes

In the meantime if you have any questions, please e-mail and
Problem to be solved
The requirements for the future service are to:

1) Run and maintain the DaSH Data Platform Service from an operations standpoint (e.g. Data Platform Service: Service Maintenance)

2) Develop new features, modify/enhance/retire existing ones (e.g. Data Platform Service: Service Delivery of Capability and Features)

3) Provide advisory services (e.g. Consultancy)
Who the users are and what they need to do
- Assessor / Product User

- Data Analyst

- Data Scientist

- Developer and Engineer
Early market engagement
As above
Any work that’s already been done
The system has been live 9 months.
Existing team
This is a combined team of Joint Bio-Security Centre (JBC), Civil Servants and External Suppliers.

This will be further discussed on the engagement call
Current phase

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Remote working until easing of COVID travel restrictions
Working arrangements
This will be confirmed during the call
Security clearance
This will be discussed during the call

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
N/A at this stage

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
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
Cultural fit criteria
Payment approach
Fixed price
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. I was wondering how the latest start date is the 7th May when the closing date for the application is the 15th May? Is this meant to be the 7th June?
The 7th May date is for the Supplier Engagement Presentation (what is advertisement is referring to). This advertisement will be closed down on the 7th May and the official opportunity will be release. The purpose of the advertisement is to notify the market of the Supplier Engagement Presentation. The DOS system has mandatory fields which must be complete and the date of the 15th May was fixed. Please follow the instruction in the advertisement if you would like to attend the event.

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