Awarded to Capgemini UK plc

Start date: Monday 15 November 2021
Value: £1,083,320
Company size: large
Department for Transport

Provision of digital service to run Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme (EVHS)

11 Incomplete applications

8 SME, 3 large

9 Completed applications

5 SME, 4 large

Important dates

Published
Friday 17 September 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 24 September 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 1 October 2021 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Contracted out service: the off-payroll rules do not apply
Summary of the work
The winning supplier will be required to deliver a digital service, in line with the Technology Code of Practice, DfT’s Architectural Principles & Standards and the Digital Service Standard, for a service to run the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme. They will successfully pass GDS Service Assessments following each project phase.
Latest start date
Monday 25 October 2021
Expected contract length
Location
No specific location, for example they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
Department for Transport
Budget range
The total cost of delivering the service will not exceed £2m.

About the work

Why the work is being done
Currently a service for building owners, to help provision residential or commercial units with chargepoints, is being developed.

We want to additionally provide the following services.
• A replacement for the current EVHS service, focussed on people living in rental accommodation or flat (to go live March 2022)
• A service for residential building owners and SME’s to help provision their car parks with chargepoints (to go live Feb 2022)
• A further service may be required to help small accommodation businesses and charities provision their carparks with chargepoints (for guest, visitors or any other purpose) (to go live Feb 2020)
Problem to be solved
This opportunity is to create a digital service that meets user needs better than the current paper process and builds on the work done in discovery and alpha phases.

The new service must be fit for purpose in terms of usability, scalability, accessibility, fraud controls and budgetary controls. The service will be built using open source technologies.

The solution should adhere to the Technology Code of Practice, the Digital Service Standard, Government Accessibility Standards and DfT’s Architectural Standards.
Who the users are and what they need to do
The end users of the current schemes are members of the public or businesses wishing to install an EV chargepoint at residential or commercial buildings and chargepoint installation companies.
Early market engagement
Current paper-based process for EVHS and a digital service for WCS (see Grant schemes for electric vehicle charging infrastructure - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)).

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/government-grants-for-low-emission-vehicles
Any work that’s already been done
Discovery and Alpha have been completed.

A sister grant scheme, the Workplace Charging Scheme, is provided via a digital service. This was designed by DVLA in 2016. It enables businesses to apply for a voucher online for the installation of up to 40 chargepoints. The vouchers are then redeemed by approved installers when work is completed (up to the value of the voucher). The new services would be separate to this.
Existing team
Darren Handley, DfT, Head of Infrastructure grants, will be the Service Owner.
William Smith, DfT, Infrastructure Grants and Delivery, will be the Product Manager.
DfT Architect
DfT Business Partner, Umair Malik

All other roles required will be provided by the supplier.
Current phase
Alpha

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
The majority of the work should be conducted at the supplier’s own site.

However, we would expect the supplier to work at our offices when agreed and required. Exact days will be decided with the supplier, once the contract has been appointed.

Address: Department for Transport, Great Minster House, Horseferry Road, SW1P 4DR
Working arrangements
The supplier should provide a team to meet following timelines for a live service:

• Extension for providing carpark grant by February 2022
• Replacement for current EVHS scheme by March 2022.

The supplier shall hold agile ceremonies and regular ‘show and tell’ sessions for DfT and stakeholders.

The supplier shall interact with the team creating a service for building owners to create a harmonised user journey.

The team will need to pass GDS service assessments after each phase and have their technical designs approved by DfT’s architecture board.
Project documentation supplied to DfT will be agreed in project kick-off.
Security clearance
For Beta, each team member will need to possess BPSS clearance at a minimum. Any team members accessing live data will have to hold SC clearance.

Evidence of clearance will be requested at written proposal stage.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
The Statement of Works (SoW) for each project phase will be defined towards the end of the previous phase, with no guarantee of award.

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
  • • Demonstrable experience of delivering digital service for central government adhering to Technology Code of Practice and passes GDS service assessments at discovery, alpha, private and public beta phases.
  • • Experience of having successfully replaced a manual or paper-based process with a digitised system
  • • Experience of conducting stakeholder analysis where knowledge gaps were identified and plans were produced and implemented to address the shortfall
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • • Experience of working in or with teams with no or limited experience of agile methodologies, and providing ongoing coaching to those members of staff
  • • Experience of delivering a service relating to grants
  • • Experience of delivering a service across different government organisations, for example both a central department and an arm’s length body
  • • Experience of working with projects related to decarbonisation
  • • Have demonstrable experience of working in a culture of continuous delivery and improvement
  • • Experience of working with a PROSCI change management methodology

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a written proposal.

How many suppliers to evaluate
5
Proposal criteria
  • • Identification of the approach and methodology to the Beta phase, with project and delivery plans identifying the main stages in each, and the activities proposed within each stage (30%)
  • • Detailed resource plan to demonstrate how supplier and external resource will be used at each stage, including the team structure and CVs (25%)
  • • Identification of the risks and dependencies, offering approaches to manage them (10%)
  • • Demonstrate value for money (5%)
Cultural fit criteria
  • • Experience of transparent and collaborative decision making (4%)
  • • Demonstrable experience of working with users with low technical expertise (2%)
  • • What provisions are undertaken to support and encourage in work progression/ development to acquire new skills relevant to the contract? (2%)
Payment approach
Capped time and materials
Additional assessment methods
Case study
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

8%

Price

22%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Are there any technical constraints or preferences to be aware of?
The service must be delivered in line with the Technology Code of Practice, DfT’s Architectural Principles & Standards and the Digital Service Standard.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/technology-code-of-practice/technology-code-of-practice

https://www.gov.uk/service-manual/service-standard

https://accessibility.18f.gov/checklist/
2. Who from your team will be scoring applications for this opportunity and what positions do they hold?
The panel has not yet been finalised, but those involved in scoring will have interest in the project going forward
3. Can you please advise the timelines of this procurement (e.g. shortlisted companies notified, anticipated contract award)? Also, can you confirm if shortlisted suppliers will have the opportunity to present?
This is an indicative timeline and subject to change

Publish requirements on DOS 5 CCS Framework -17 September
Stage 1 Bids received by 1 October
Stage 1 Moderation/Consensus Completed by 8 October
Invite suppliers to 2nd Stage (Max 5) 11 October
Stage 2 Bids received by 15 October
Stage 2 Moderation/Consensus Completed by 22 October
Contract Award By 29 October
Contract Start 1 November

There will be no presentation as part of this process. Second Stage will be evaluated against written proposal and Case Studies
4. Could you please advise who conducted the Discovery work?
Capgemini
5. Could you please advise who conducted the Alpha work?
Capgemini
6. Would you accept bid from suppliers who do not have experience in PROSCI change management methodology?
Yes, alternative change management methodologies are acceptable
7. Can you please specify if SME with no prior decarbonisation or DFT experience can fairly fairly bid against incumbent suppliers ?
All bids will be scored fairly, however experience of working on projects relating to decarbonisation will form part of the assessment
8. Regarding Essential silly,central government adhering to Technology Code of Practice ——
Can you please specify what elements of central government code of practice are you referring to ?
Would you reject a bid from SME with no central government exposure ?
"The project spec refers to the full technology code of practice (TCoP) available at: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-technology-code-of-practice

Experience of utilising the TCoP will form part of the assessment"
9. 1. What is the expected contract length.
2. What will be the procurement time table.
1 - This is an indicative timeline and subject to change:

Publish requirements on DOS 5 CCS Framework -17 September
Stage 1 Bids received by 1 October
Stage 1 Moderation/Consensus Completed by 8 October
Invite suppliers to 2nd Stage (Max 5) 11 October
Stage 2 Bids received by 15 October
Stage 2 Moderation/Consensus Completed by 22 October
Contract Award By 29 October
Contract Start 1 November

2 - 2 years
10. Can you please elaborate more on what is expected as a response to this Q : Experience of conducting stakeholder analysis where knowledge gaps were identified and plans were produced and implemented to address the shortfall.
We are looking for examples of projects that demonstrate your experience of conducting this stakeholder analysis.
11. Please can you clarify the relevance and context of the PROSCI change management methodology? This is not typically part of projects following the (GDS) Service Standard and we are concerned that it’s inclusion may limit suppliers with an otherwise excellent set of credentials for your requirement from scoring well.
DfTc uses PROSCI change management metholodogies, but would consider others for this particular requirement.
12. Are you able to share the outputs of Discovery and Alpha in the interests of ensuring a level playing field between new suppliers and the incumbent supplier who delivered these phases?
Yes, those suppliers who are shortlisted to stage 2 will have access to this
13. Are you content for suppliers to illustrate their experience with multiple examples? Some questions, for example “Experience of working with projects related to decarbonisation” would benefit from multiple examples to demonstrate breadth?
Yes we would be happy for suppliers to use multiple examples, so long as it fits within the word limit of each question
14. Are you happy for suppliers to cite private sector examples where they are relevant to the question?
Yes both public and private sector examples are acceptable
15. Will the score from the first round be used as an input to overall scoring or are they just used for down selecting to round 2?
This will be used to shortlist suppliers for stage 2.
Stage 2 evaluation information will be sent to the shortlisted suppliers.
16. How will you be assessing price? For example, will you be seeking a price for an agreed scope that will form the first SOW? Or a rate card?
TBC, shortlisted suppliers will be advised at stage 2