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Department for International Development

Apple IOS devices fully working and operational on DFID’s BES12 SaaS

0 Incomplete applications

6 Completed applications

4 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Wednesday 14 December 2016
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 21 December 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 28 December 2016 at 11:59pm GMT


Summary of the work
Add Apple iPhone and iPad devices to our working BES12 SaaS, providing secure managed access to corporate email and Apps. Outputs-4 fully working devices;skill transfer&documentation covering add/configure/manage Apple devices.Skills- Knowledge of IOS on BES12 detailed knowledge of Apple specific products/operating systems/configuration, admin /configuration tools. Supplier must own all technical aspects.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
Organisation the work is for
Department for International Development
Budget range
We would like to review responses and bids. Budget is available

About the work

Why the work is being done
Under the Cloud first initiative DFID is moving to a BES 12 Cloud hosted solution in January 2017. This piece of work is expected to be completed by that date but is subject to discussion
Problem to be solved
Require a solution to having Apple Iphone and Ipads fully working and operational on DFID’s BES12 SaaS. Scope is everything required including assurance and security to get Apple devices up and running and fully operational. Outputs include a few working devices, a hand-on skill transfer to DFID technical staff along with clear, comprehensive documentation that shows them how to add, configure and manage additional Apple devices
Who the users are and what they need to do
Users will be DFID service desk team who will manage the BES 12 Console and adding users profiles etc and handling problems.
If a solution can be found staff will need to be trained etc as advised above.
Early market engagement
Our current supplier has been asked for a solution but is unable to supply hence opening this up.
Any work that’s already been done
BES 12 cloud solution is in place and testing is underway on the Black Berry and Android solutions. IOS is the final piece of work.
Existing team
The team will be working with the current supplier on the Android and BlackBerry aspects but there will be a dedicated resource to this work if required.

There are 3 people on the Team, Project Manager; Deployment manager/commercial and Technical lead
Current phase

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Department for International Development
Abercrombie House
Eaglesham Road
East Kilbride
G75 8EA
Working arrangements
We would like a solution developed with assistance from the in house team and skills transfer etc as described above
Security clearance
Preferably SC clearance

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
  • Detailed knowledge of IOS and setting up on BES 12
  • Ability to work closely with team and rapidly develop, test and implement solution
  • detailed knowledge of BES12 polices to explain and recommend the most appropriate configuration options, implement the agreed policies, test and refine
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Work in Scotland
  • Available immediately

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many suppliers to evaluate
Proposal criteria
  • Technical solution
  • Approach and methodology
  • How the approach or solution meets your organisation’s policy or goal
  • Estimated timeframes for the work
Cultural fit criteria
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • Can work with clients with low technical expertise
Payment approach
Time and materials
Assessment methods
Written proposal
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




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