ICT Technical Transformation Project Team

Incomplete applications

Incomplete applications
3 SME, 3 large

Completed applications

Completed applications
8 SME, 2 large
Important dates
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Published Thursday 12 July 2018
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 19 July 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Thursday 26 July 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


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Summary of the work Developing technical design authority deliverables including:
Terms of reference
Technical standards
Architecture patterns
Coach & develop substantive staff
Knowledge transfer to substantive staff
Implementing designs, standards and patterns
Latest start date Wednesday 1 August 2018
Expected contract length 8 months
Location London
Organisation the work is for NEL CSU
Budget range Expected Budget £310,000 to £350,000

About the work

About the work
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Why the work is being done NEL ICT has embarked on a transformation programme, underpinned by a focus on technical strategy, architecture and governance. We envisage this stage of the programme will run until 31st March 2019
Problem to be solved After a significant period of growth and the merging of several businesses NEL have inherited a heterogeneous technical infrastructure. It is necessary to implement rigorous service management and architectural controls and standards.
Who the users are and what they need to do This work will impact a range of stakeholders including internal functions and staff as well as NEL ICT’s customer base and .partners.

The beneficiaries of this work will range from NEL customers both internal and external and staff.
Early market engagement
Any work that’s already been done
Existing team Transformation team and substantive NEL staff across various localities.
Current phase Not applicable

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Pan-NEL (London, Suffolk, Kent, Sussex and Northampton).
Working arrangements Full time roles, office based 5 days per week.
Expenses to be included in bid (will not be paid person specific)
Security clearance

Additional information

Additional information
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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.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Enterprise architecture approaches and standards
  • ICT strategy and roadmap from as-is to to-be
  • In depth knowledge of cyber security risk and mitigation strategies
  • End user compute build specifications and standards
  • Data centre design and implementation
  • Unified communications design and implementation
  • Network architectures particularly with regard to the emerging HSCN
  • Authentication designs
  • Cloud architectures
  • Extensive experience of solution design and implementation
  • Experience in using frameworks such as TOGAF, COBIT and ITIL
  • Extensive experience of influencing staff that are not always directly line managed
  • Communication and presentation skills
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many suppliers to evaluate 3
Proposal criteria
  • Technical Competence
  • Resource Capability
  • Delivery approach
  • Experience
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work in matrix enviroment
  • Accountable for delivery
  • Integrate with existing team
  • Comply to NEL's values and behaviours
  • Comply with NEL policies and procedures
Payment approach Capped time and materials
Assessment methods Written proposal
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is there already a supplier in place for this? NO
2. Please can you advise how this project team would interact with the two consultants we have submitted for the NEL CSU ICT Transformation Project Specialist and NEL CSU and the ICT Operating Model Design & Implementation Project Specialist respectively? The resources you are proposing would be part of the same programme and would work closely as part of the transformation team developing and delivering the strategy.