Awarded to Keystream Group Limited

Start date: Monday 26 March 2018
Value: £148,000
Company size: SME
NELCSU - Kent and Medway Area

NELCSU South - Infrastructure GP AD Project

6 Incomplete applications

4 SME, 2 large

4 Completed applications

3 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Thursday 1 March 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 8 March 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 15 March 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


Summary of the work
The design/solution must be secure with no possibility patient information is accessed by external parties. Must meet NHS Standards for network connectivity, security/IG. It must include a fault reporting mechanism providing information on how the proposed solution recovers from a network and power interruption, without human intervention, retaining configuration/state information.
Latest start date
Monday 19 March 2018
Expected contract length
To finish by 31/09/2018
South East England
Organisation the work is for
NELCSU - Kent and Medway Area
Budget range
Up to £148k - capped and inclusive of VAT, mileage and expenses

About the work

Why the work is being done
To migrate NHS General Practices to Cloud based Active Directory platform.
The scope of work include design, provision of migration approach and migration of some or all NHS General Practices onto a Cloud based Active Directory platform. The supplier will ensure that target architecture and platform is in line with NELCSU strategic architecture and standards.
Problem to be solved
Across the Kent and Medway majority of server platforms in GPs currently are Windows Server 2012.
Each GP operates its own independent network and authentication service – predominantly via a local Active Directory and a number of workgroups.

This is difficult and expensive to manage, support, and maintained

The team should include a Design Architect and a minimum of 2 Engineers with relevant experince

Further, it cannot support the ambition of CCGs and GPs to work together to improve the provision of clinical services.
Who the users are and what they need to do
Users in NHS General Practices are the focus, and they need the following.
1. Cloud based Active Directory offering centralised AD, file services, centralised data backup and rationalisation of applications.
2. Ability to report on leavers and inactive accounts.
3. Reliable, robust and scalable design and solution [allowing for growth] as the size and volumes of data sent/received will not be known.
There are further requirements - Please email for full scope
Early market engagement
Any work that’s already been done
Existing team
The successful supplier will need to engage with NELCSU and any identified stakeholders and users
Current phase

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Primarily based at Kent House but will be required to work with other stakeholders at various locations within the NELCSU Area

Kent House address is: Station Road, Ashford, Kent TN23 1PP
Working arrangements
Full time – flexible
Security clearance

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
150-300 Days

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
  • Have experience of delivering Solutions in GP Practice environment
  • Working Knowledge of NHS Network connectivity, Security and Information Governance standards
  • Cloud Based technology knowledge including Azure
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Previous experience of similar area in producing a GPIT environment Cloud based design solutions

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
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Understand the local environment
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Ability to deliver at pace
  • Communicate in a sensetive environment
  • Ability to build trusted relationships
Payment approach
Capped time and materials
Assessment methods
  • Written proposal
  • Work history
  • Reference
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

No questions have been answered yet