Police Service of Northern Ireland

FLO_Additional_Development_1811

Incomplete applications

9
Incomplete applications
6 SME, 3 large

Completed applications

2
Completed applications
2 SME, 0 large
Important dates
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Published Monday 12 November 2018
Deadline for asking questions Monday 19 November 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 26 November 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Summary of the work Procure resources with experience developing on the Digital Transactional Toolkit (DTT) platform and Firearms Licensing Online (FLO) application. Required to:
• Enhance functionality of the FLO Admin facility.
• Enhance functionality of online Firearm application forms.
• Develop interface between PSNI Command and Control System(CCS) and FLO Admin.
Latest start date Monday 26 November 2018
Expected contract length
Location Northern Ireland
Organisation the work is for Police Service of Northern Ireland
Budget range

About the work

About the work
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Why the work is being done In 2016 the PSNI with NI Direct delivered an online facility on the NI Direct Digital Transactional Toolkit that enables members of the public to make a request for a firearms licence, or to update an existing licence. Additionally an admin facility was developed that sits on the PSNI Network(IL4). PSNI have a need for further development of both components. PSNI are also working on the delivery of a new command and control system that requires the ability to perform background checks that require read access to the firearms admin data via a REST-API interface.
Problem to be solved The ICT department require specialist knowledge to assist in the following :

The PSNI's new command and control system requires the ability to perform background checks on firearms admin data this is a critical aspect to this project.

There are urgent enhancements required to the currently online firearms applications facility and the corresponding admin system that sits on the PSNI Network (IL4). Some of this works is required to meet GDPR regulations.

It is essential that the specialist has proven experience developing on the Digital Transactional Toolkit (DTT).
Who the users are and what they need to do The ICS Department supports a range of ICT applications for the PSNI business areas. The ICT department wish to:
• Enhance the functionality of the existing FLO(Firearms Licensing Online) Admin facility.
• Enhance the functionality offered to the public via online Firearm application forms.
• Develop FLO to interface to the new PSNI Command and Control System (CCS) enabling that system to search the FLO Admin database.

The resource will be required to work on the design, development, testing and implementation of amendments and enhancements to FLO.
Early market engagement
Any work that’s already been done
Existing team ICT Project(development) and support staff with a range of skills. Work closely with the PSNI Firearms and Explosives branch to understand business needs.
Current phase Beta

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Design of the solution will require time on site however PSNI cannot provide on-site development facilities. The Supplier MUST provide a secure mechanism for the transfer of files from their premises to PSNI for implementation.
Supplier MUST be available onsite when software is being released into the live environment.
Working arrangements Design of the solution will require time on site however PSNI cannot provide on-site development facilities. The Supplier MUST provide a secure mechanism for the transfer of files from their premises to PSNI for implementation.
Supplier MUST be available onsite when software is being released into the live environment.

Regular meetings will be required onsite to discuss progress. The Supplier MUST come onsite for these meetings.
Security clearance BC/CTC - Basic check and counter terrorist check

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
  • Have demonstrable experience in delivering technical solutions on the NIDirect Digital Transactional Toolkit platform.
  • Have demonstrable experience in building user interfaces utilizing the Knockout and VUE javascript framework libraries.
  • Have demonstrable experience of developing enterprise scale applications utilizing the Microsoft Technology Stack including ASP.NETMVC , SQLServer2014/2016, Entity Framework and of implementing RESTful APIs using the .NET WEB API framework.
  • Have demonstrable experience of developing highly secure solutions within highly secure environments such as the PSNI or equivalent .
  • Have demonstrable experience of developing asynchronous solutions capable of consuming web data and using data staging architecture to deliver data on a timed schedule.
  • Have demonstrable experience of designing and implementing innovative business process IT solutions, based on the above technology stacks, that are compliant with NICS/PSNI security policy framework and web standards.
  • Have knowledge and expertise in data protection including GDPR and the implications for software development.
  • Have the ability to develop a REST API to enable the Command and Control application to interface with the PSNI Firearms Administration database which resides within the PSNI protected network.
  • Work with PSNI to agree and finalise the design of the enhancements to the PSNI Firearms Licencing Online (FLO).
  • Conduct factory acceptance testing with full regression testing of the updated application to ensure that established functionality has not been affected.
  • Support user acceptance testing by PSNI representatives and address any issues arising from this testing.
  • Execute the implementation of new releases in the production environment.
  • Meet with PSNI representative to discuss and agree plans for the development and delivery of the upgrades and enhancements.
  • Supply their plans for the development, testing and implementation of the upgrades and enhancements
  • Provide a secure mechanism for the transfer of files from their premises to PSNI for implementation.
  • Have the ability to start development on 3rd December.
  • Have the ability to work within the PSNI Lisnasharragh, Belfast.
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
  • Demonstrable experience in building user interfaces utilizing the Knockout and VUE javascript framework libraries.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing enterprise scale applications utilizing the Microsoft Technology Stack including ASP.NETMVC, SQLServer 2014/2016, Entity Framework and of implementing RESTful APIs using the .NET WEB API framework
  • Demonstrable experience in delivering technical solutions on the NIDirect Digital Transactional Toolkit platform.
  • Demonstrable experience of implementing of risks and dependencies and provision of solutions.
  • Ability to work within time constraints.
  • Identification of risks, issues and dependencies providing solution.
  • Technical solution.
Cultural fit criteria
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions.
  • Share knowledge and experience with other members of the team.
  • Have the ability to effectively communicate with staff and stakeholders at all levels and understand their business processes.
  • Have a no blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes.
  • Have demonstrable experience in delivering technical solutions on the NIDirect Digital Transactional Toolkit platform.
Payment approach Fixed price
Assessment methods Written proposal
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. "Demonstrable experience in delivering technical solutions on the NIDirect Digital Transactional Toolkit platform".

This statements eliminates us and lots of bidders hence you will get less competition. Is there any way you can remove this statement?
Part of the current solution that will be supported by this proposal, will interface with the NI Direct Digital Transactional Toolkit Platform and other elements are hosted on the platform, therefore it is essential the provider has experience on this platform.