Identification and comparison of viable procurement options and procurement models, matched to technical content, wider programme views, and supply chain characteristics, supported by a final recommended procurement route. Development of innovative contracting models, supply chain arrangements and pricing mechanisms to reduce costs and secure the best value for money solutions.
- Development and comparison of procurement options
- Development and comparison of procurement models
- Supply chain and market assessment
- Strategic sourcing
- Recommended procurement route
- Advice on the PCR/DSPCR/below threshold procurements
- Advice on use of CCS Frameworks/Digital Marketplace/other Government Contracts
- Lessons learnt/continuous improvement activities
- Upskilling and training of customer staff
- Procurement options/models matched to technical content and supply chain characteristics
- Innovative contracting models, supply chain arrangements and pricing mechanisms
- Reduced costs and best value for money solutions
- Recommended procurement route which complies with EU Procurement Regulations
- Lessons learnt and continuous improvement embedded for future procurement activity
- Experienced and qualified procurement professionals provided to upskill customer staff
£330 to £1200 per person per day
- Education pricing available
- Pricing document
- Skills Framework for the Information Age rate card
- Service definition document
- Terms and conditions
IMD GROUP LTD
|How the planning service works||We support customers in planning for the implementation of cloud hosting and cloud software services by developing robust and deliverable procurement strategies. We work with customers to plan and identify the required resource to deliver the procurement models and options within the procurement strategy and identify the activities and timeframes required to implement them.|
|Planning service works with specific services||No|
|Training service provided||Yes|
|How the training service works||As part of the Procurement Strategy Design service we will provide knowledge and skills transfer from IMD procurement professionals to organisations, via one-to-one training, coaching, development and mentoring on all elements relating to Procurement Strategy Design. This will ensure that the best practice methods applied during the delivery of our service are adopted by staff with key skills and knowledge being retained following the completion of the contract.|
|Training is tied to specific services||No|
Setup and migration
|Setup or migration service available||Yes|
|How the setup or migration service works||
IMD’s Procurement Strategy Design service will ensure that all proposed procurement models and options for new procurements incorporate the customer's existing contractual migration requirements to allow effective migration from legacy contracts/arrangements to new contracts/procurements.
IMD can assist the customer with development of migration strategies and migration plans (for new cloud service procurements) to help them migrate to the cloud or between cloud services in a controlled manner to reduce the proximity of system failure, and or downtime. We will assist the customer in defining the options on exit/migration from a contract; outlining the exit/migration process, and identifying a preferred follow on solution to service provision. This will ensure the orderly transition of service provision or support to a replacement provider/service.
|Setup or migration service is for specific cloud services||No|
Quality assurance and performance testing
|Quality assurance and performance testing service||Yes|
|How the quality assurance and performance testing works||IMD’s Procurement Strategy Design service will perform quality assurance activities on the customer’s procurement strategy documentation and the procurement process. We will validate procurement models and options to ensure they are proportionate and justifiable to the requirement and comply with EU Procurement Regulations. We will complete market testing and supply chain assessments to ensure the procurement models and options recommended are realistic and achievable.|
|Ongoing support service||No|
|Service constraints||None specific to this service.|
|Email or online ticketing support||No|
|Phone support availability||9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday|
|Web chat support||No|
For each engagement through GCloud 11, you will be provided with an IMD Account Manager who will be your central point of contact throughout the delivery of services. Where possible, we aim to provide you with an Account Manager who has experience operating within the relevant field associated with the engagement to coordinate the delivery of similar services.
In addition to the Account Manager, we endeavour to provide you with an additional layer of Account Support in the form of a secondary point of contact for each engagement. In this way, we mitigate the likelihood of having a single point of failure, and have mechanisms in place to maintain continuity of service.
Support will be provided remotely via email and phone for the most part, with the flexibility to arrange meetings on site or at our offices when needed. On site support can be offered during the working week where requests are made prior to proposals being submitted / individual call-off contracts agreed.
Your Account Management and Support resources are typically integrated into the delivery team and so costs are included within the proposal for each engagement.
|Supplier type||Not a reseller|
|Staff security clearance||Conforms to BS7858:2012|
|Government security clearance||Up to Developed Vetting (DV)|
|Price||£330 to £1200 per person per day|
|Discount for educational organisations||Yes|