Home Office - Police and Public Protection Technology - Software Engineering Group (SEG)

NLEDP 068 - Police and Public Protection Technology - Development and Support Partner

Incomplete applications

6
Incomplete applications
2 SME, 4 large

Completed applications

3
Completed applications
1 SME, 2 large
Important dates
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Published Friday 9 February 2018
Deadline for asking questions Friday 16 February 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 23 February 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Summary of the work The appointed partner will lead and resource a business change programme to facilitate transformation of the skills profile of the Police and Public Protection Technology - Software Engineering Group in readiness for migration away from legacy systems (primarily PNC and PND) and to support the emerging NLEDP application(s).
Latest start date Monday 5 March 2018
Expected contract length 2 years or more in accordance with developing business requirements.
Location London
Organisation the work is for Home Office - Police and Public Protection Technology - Software Engineering Group (SEG)
Budget range

About the work

About the work
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Why the work is being done The NLEDS Programme is delivering solutions that will replace Police National Computer (PNC) and Police National Database (PND)

The Police and Public Protection Technology (PPPT) - Software Engineering Group (SEG) need to transform their business operating model and technology skills profile in order to transition away from supporting legacy solutions and migrate towards delivering the range of technical support that will be required once the NLEDS Programme achieves its live services milestone.

This endeavour will require a third party partner to work alongside PPPT SEG in a resourcing, training and development programme extending for at least a two year period
Problem to be solved Creation of a partnership that will provide knowledge, expertise and additional capacity in project management, graduate recruitment, mentoring, training and career development fully aligned with the PPPT business transformation objectives.

The selected partner will be expected to recruit suitably qualified and / or experienced graduates / junior software engineers (potentially ranging from 6 to 40 in an agreed number of cohorts) to be initially deployed on interim development roles for a period of up to two years. The ultimate aim is that these resources will progressively transfer to permanent roles within the SEG as the PPPT business model matures.
Who the users are and what they need to do The principle tier one beneficiaries will be (a) Home Office Police and Public Protection Technology Software Engineering Group and (b) the National Law Enforcement Data Programme (NLEDP). Ultimately NLEDP will primarily underpin the replacement of PNC and PND with seamless mission critical data and intelligence services provided to police and the wider law enforcement communit
Early market engagement
Any work that’s already been done
Existing team Home Office - Police and Public Protection Technology , Software Engineering Group

and

the National Law Enforcement Data Programme (NLEDP)
Current phase Not started

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Home Office Police and Public Protection Technology Software -Engineering Group variously located at:

• 2 Marsham Street, London, SW1P 4DF
• Hendon Data Centre, Aerodrome Road, Colindale, London NW9 5JE
• Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA.
Working arrangements The appointed partner will be expected to “own” and lead this initiative in engaging with and recruiting suitably qualified and experienced graduate candidates / junior software engineers to be initially deployed on a variety of interim training and career development roles for a period of up to two years.

This will include but not be limited to the following activities: project design (PID), project planning, project management, job profiling, recruitment, resource management and development, HR services including organisation design, remuneration policy, mentoring, career development and performance appraisal and routine reporting and status updates.
Security clearance Partner key staff - Home Office validated SC

Candidiates - Home Office validated SC and NPPV

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions Any additional T & Cs will be subject to negotiated outcomes agreed with both parties.

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Demonstrable capacity to fulfil the requirements demanded by this outcome.
  • Demonstrable senior management skills and resources in both IT and HR to drive a programme of this size and complexity.
  • Ability to provide and mentor graduate / entry level (SFIA Level 1) resources with correct level of supervision.
  • Ability to calibrate training requirements and align development outcomes with appropriate professional qualifications.
  • Demonstrable track record in attracting and retaining candidates in similar placements and ultimately transitioning to permanent employment.
  • Evidence of expertise in developing JAVA software programmers and developers.
  • Understanding of, and compliance with, Home Office security clearance requirements at SC level.
  • Evidence of embedded processes and systems designed to support the business model demanded by this requirement.
  • The ability to mobilise immediately following appointment from award of contract.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • A bank of potential candidates already screened for a requirement of this nature.
  • An appreciation of the purpose and role of law enforcement data systems in policing and wider law enforcement activity.
  • Evidence of recent and relevant experience of delivering requirements similar to this in the government sector.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many suppliers to evaluate 3
Proposal criteria
  • The proposed approach and methodology
  • The extent to which the proposed approach meets the required outcomes
  • Evidence of a proven business model in delivering the same or similar requirements
  • Long terms sustainability of the proposed approach
  • Payment terms that provide value for money
  • Ability to mobilise early with security cleared resources
Cultural fit criteria
  • Supplier can evidence a relevant and successful business model that aligns well with business practices in a civil service environment
  • Proposed candidates are adept team players
  • Proposed candidates are collaborative in nature
  • Proposed candidates are technically ambitious and can demonstrate appropriate learning skills
  • Proposed candidates are willing to embrace relevant and appropriate professional qualifications
  • Proposed candidates are comfortable with and committed to working within a civil service environment
Payment approach Time and materials
Assessment methods
  • Written proposal
  • Case study
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

55%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

25%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Do you have an existing performance process that the graduates would follow? No. We are looking for the appointed partner to assimilate our business requirements and to propose fit for purpose solution(s)
2. Will there be any HR/Payroll resource supporting the project for remuneration policy? No. We are looking for the appointed partner to assimilate our business requirements and to propose fit for purpose solution(s)
3. Does the Price evaluation here exclude the remuneration of the junior engineers? We are looking to achieve price transparency across all components that make up a unit price
4. There are a variety of commercial models that can be applied to this type of service. Is there a preferred one? No. We are looking for the appointed partner to assimilate our business requirements and to propose fit for purpose solution(s)
5. There are a variety of employment models for junior engineers provided through this type of service. Does the Home Office have a preferred one? No. We are looking for the appointed partner to assimilate our business requirements and to propose fit for purpose solution(s)
6. What level of security clearance will the candidates have to be eligible for? This requirement is stated in the DOS advertisement
7. Will the candidates require security clearance before they can start the work? Not necessarily. There will need to be an agreed induction process but for candidates to be provided with access to the live system and the data that it contains, then yes they will.