Awarded to Redcortex Ltd

Start date: Tuesday 1 February 2022
Value: £613,950
Company size: SME
POWYS TEACHING HEALTH BOARD

CONSULTANCY FOR POWYS TEACHING HEALTH BOARD ALL WALES INFRASTRUCTURE

10 Incomplete applications

10 SME, 0 large

6 Completed applications

6 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Published
Wednesday 19 January 2022
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 21 January 2022 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 26 January 2022 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Agile coach
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Contracted out service: the off-payroll rules do not apply
Summary of the work
PTHB require an independent consultant to support the redesign of our Network Infrastructure, including Cloud migration review aligned to the All Wales Infrastructure Programme:
• Network Redesign
• Cloud Migration review
• Workload (Infrastructure) re-platform
• Endpoint Management
• Cyber Controls (Sentinel)
• Admin Access Tooling
• TOM
Latest start date
Monday 31 January 2022
Expected contract length
Location
Wales
Organisation the work is for
POWYS TEACHING HEALTH BOARD
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Assisting the existing Powys ICT Team.
What the specialist will work on
Define architecture patterns and technical solutions to enhance network capability and support growth
Define Cloud connection model
Rehost and refactor PTHB Windows server estate into Azure
Migration of servers (critical, non critical, legacy)
Create and implement full MDM/MAM solution with user device onboarding
Implement Microsoft Sentinel and integrate platform connectors across PTHB and NHS Platform’s
Audit PTHB admin access controls and report findings
Provide ITSM tooling capabilities for automation and admin privileges and JML
Define new TOM to support domain specific architectural principles inc Data, integration, application and infrastructure
Create architectural patterns to support specific design principles

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Brief site visit and physical assessment but primarily remotely via Teams etc.
Working arrangements
Remote working in the main, Monday to Friday working
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
MUST MEET ALL REQUIREMENTS
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
3
Cultural fit criteria
  • WORK AS A TEAM
  • TRANSPARENCY AND COLLABORATION
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

65%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

30%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there an incumbent/supplier?
There is an incumbent supplier in place. The successful bidder of this opportunity will be working alongside that team.
2. How long is this contract expected to last? Please provide a maximum day rate
8-12 weeks and its up to suppliers to provide day rate
3. Which requirements will you score the candidates against?
Experience and ability to deliver in short timescale
4. Could you please confirm expected contract length? Day Rate?
Needs to be completed by March 31st or 80% completed, its up to suppliers to provide day rate
5. What would be the budget for this role?
Budget is not to be shared - open to seeing bids from suppliers.
6. As there are no essential or nice to have requirements posted how do we apply for this position?
The only space to submit any experience is one box of 100 words due to no requirements listed
Please apply for this position through the Digital Marketplace portal.
7. Please can you publish day rate?
Maximum day rate is £1,050.
8. Can you please confirm the must have skills?
Part one of answer

-Full network estate review inc LAN, WAN & Wi-Fi platform and capabilities
-Define architectural patterns and technical solution to enhance network capabilities and support growth of network endpoints
-Define cloud connection model for future cloud first model to support local and national programmes
-Provide hardware tender support for procurement of solution
-Implement and handover technical solution to PTHB
-Implement Assessment of PTHB estate and produce report of workload migration recommendations
-Define Trance workload migration plan
-Rehost and refactor PTHB Windows server estate into Azure
9. Can you please confirm must have skills? (Part 2)
Part two of answer:
Design Azure Stack HCI platform to support short-mid term requirements
Provide hardware tender support for procurement of solution
Implement technical solution
Migrate mass storage servers
Migrate critical legacy servers with out of support operating systems
Migrate critical servers
Migrate non-critical servers
-Define Device (MDM), application (MAM) and Autopilot management process for devices
-Identify and assess applications for deployment to client devices.
-Confirm approach for each app, replace, retire, re-platform
-Package applications for deployment via Endpoint Manager
-Implementation of Windows Defender in Active mode, including
-Attack Surface Reduction rules and Advanced Hunting
10. Can you please confirm must have skills? (Part 3)
Part three of answer:
-Create and implement full MDM/MAM solution with user device onboarding
-Audit PTHB Admin Access levels and provide report
-Provide (ITSM) Tooling capabilities for automation of admin privileges and JML
11. Like to have skills (suppliers should have)?
-Implement Microsoft Sentinel and integrate platform connectors across PTHB and NHS platforms
-Integrate PTHB on-premises platforms for full estate coverage
-Create Advanced Threat Hunting workbooks for real-time threat detection and remediation
-Define new TOM to support domain specific architectural principles inc. Data, Integration, Application and Infrastructure
-Creation of architectural patterns to support specific domain principles
12. How can we submit profiles/CVs? We only have 100 words to demonstrate skillset?
I am afraid that this is down to the framework portal. I am unable to amend this or provide assistance with this unfortunately.