London Digital Programme Team - 1

Incomplete applications

Incomplete applications
8 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

Completed applications
7 SME, 2 large
Important dates
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Published Tuesday 27 November 2018
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 4 December 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 11 December 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


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Summary of the work Requirement for a supplier to deliver ICT digital refresh programme to customers across London.
The supplier will need to provide Technical specialist resource with the relevant experience in both end point management and infrastructure undertaking technical tasks required to deliver the programme. Weekly status reports will be required.
Latest start date Monday 3 December 2018
Expected contract length 4 months
Location London
Organisation the work is for NELCSU
Budget range £122,000

About the work

About the work
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Why the work is being done Flexible resources required to achieve the ICT CCG Capital Programme Outcome by the 31st March 2019.
Problem to be solved Partner required to support the programme team with the following services:
Supporting the programme outcomes
Provision of subject matter expertise in the areas of -
Digital network specialists
Data migration
Technical architecture design and deployment
Who the users are and what they need to do Services are provided across London. There is a requirement to deliver this programme with minimal disruption to services and with minimal reliance on 'out of hours' work.
Early market engagement None to date.
Any work that’s already been done Outline business cases submitted to NHS England and approval given.
Identification of assets in scope for this programme.
Existing team The programme will report into the NEL Digital Programme Lead. The successful supplier will need to engage with the below functions within NEL:
Senior ICT Management Team
Transformation Team
Contracts and Resourcing Team
Technical Services Operations Team
Technical Services Support Team
Programmes Team
Current phase Not applicable

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place The NEL base for this region is:
1 Lower Marsh

Work on customer sites will be across London.
Working arrangements Whilst this opportunity is being offered as a managed service, it forms part of our ICT Service Improvement Programme therefore, it is vital that the successful suppliers staff work closely onsite with individual teams mentioned this will include face to face meetings, all expenses must be within the financial envelope.
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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 Project Management experience
  • •Have demonstrable experience delivering technical projects into Primary Care
  • •Have demonstrable experience delivering projects
  • •Experience in delivering multiple ICT projects concurrently
  • •Communication & Presentation Skills
  • •Detailed Reporting Skills
  • •Ability to lead and manage projects, displaying initiative and an innovative approach where necessary
  • •Excellent relationship management skills and experience of liaison with senior managers and clients
  • •Ability to work in a fast pace and evolving environment
  • •Network resources CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) accredited
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • •Experience of working in the ICT commercial environment within the NHS
  • •Microsoft Certified in Desktop speciality
  • •2 years working within the NHS

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many suppliers to evaluate 3
Proposal criteria
  • •Approach and methodology
  • •Value for money
  • •How the approach or solution meets your organisations policy or goal
Cultural fit criteria
  • •Are able to demonstrate they have a history of working with NHS organisations including
  • •Ability and willingness to align with the current programme approach
  • •Need to demonstrate a flexible, positive and transparent approach
Payment approach 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. Could you confirm the IR35 status for this work please? The responsibility would be with the supplier.
2. Is there a current supplier and if so will they be reapplying? No current supplier.
3. The latest start date for this tender is shown as 3 December 2018, and it's a four-month program intended to achieve the outcome by 31 March 2019, but the closing date for applications is 11 December 2018. Can you clarify this please. Start date 17th December
4. Can you please confirm how many specialists working on site are requiring for this proposal? From our own analysis we believe 3 technical specialists will be required.
5. What is the correct start date for this requirement? It currently state's 3rd December which is before the application deadline. 17th December