Awarded to Altacom Ltd

Start date: Monday 28 January 2019
Value: £147,624.80
Company size: SME

London Digital Configuration Programme Team - 2

7 Incomplete applications

5 SME, 2 large

3 Completed applications

3 SME, 0 large

Important dates

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


Summary of the work
Requirement for a supplier to deliver ICT digital configuration of Azure platform 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. Status reports will be required.
Latest start date
Monday 3 December 2018
Expected contract length
4 months
Organisation the work is for
Budget range
£138,000 - £148,000

About the work

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 configuration specialists
Azure & Application 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

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.
Security clearance

Additional information

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.

Essential skills and experience
  • •Office 365 – MS Gold partner
  • •Azure – MS Gold partner
  • •STROSIMPLE (new install, manage)– MS certified
  • •On-Prem Active directory, setting up users, OUs and sync with Azure AD
  • •File server migration to Azure base server
  • •Microsoft System Centre Configuration Manager
  • •Image Deployment
  • •Software Distribution
  • •Patch Management
  • •Assets Management
  • •NHS Clinical experience: Clinical application deployment (Emis, HSCIC, Docmen 7 & 10, EPS etc)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Clearance to access Patient Identifiable Data (PID)

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many suppliers to evaluate
Proposal criteria
  • •Demonstrate approach and methodology Provide evidence of previous Azure, SCCM and Office 365 projects/deployments
  • •Knowledge of CCG and GP environment within Azure environment
  • •Team structure to be provided against scope of work and financials
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

1. Is it a requirement to apply for both this and London Digital Programme Team – 1?
No they are individual outcomes
2. Will there be an advantage given to bidders applying for both this and London Digital Programme Team – 1?
No each application will be judged on meeting the criteria as stated in the specific requirement
3. Could you provide more detail on the 'assets in scope' for this programme (asset volumes, types of assets, what information is currently recorded against asset, format that information is stored in, etc.).
Configuration and Administration of the following assets - Azure Platform (established), 838 x PC (Dell OptiPlex 5050), 825 x Printer (Brother HL5100 + LT), 100 x Scanner (Brother ADS2400)
4. The requirements state "STORESIMPLE (new install, manage) – MS certified". There is no specific company accreditation for STORSIMPLE – is it sufficient that we are Gold Cloud certified and have demonstrable experience in implementing STORSIMPLE?
Yes, experienced of implementing STORSIMPLE within an Microsoft platform
5. With respect to the "Clearance to access Patient Identifiable Data (PID)" skill, please can you confirm the specific accreditation and/or clearances that individuals must have, or is this requirement an adherence to the information governance training and procedures which will be defined by the Caldecott Guardian and/or Data Protection Officer of the customer organisation?
Adherence to the Organisation's IG when working with Patent Identifiable Data