IMD CONSULTANCY LIMITED

Procurement Strategy

IMD’s procurement practitioners identify and compare viable procurement options and models taking into account technical complexity, wider programme objectives and supply chain characteristics. This develops a recommended procurement strategy route, innovative contracting models, supply chain management arrangements and pricing mechanisms to reduce costs and secure value for money solutions.

Features

  • Development and comparison of procurement options and models
  • Supply chain and market assessment and supply chain management
  • Strategic sourcing
  • Recommended procurement route
  • Advice on PCR/DSPCR/below threshold procurements
  • Advice on CCS Frameworks/Digital Marketplace/other Government Contracts
  • Lessons learned for continuous improvement
  • Upskilling and training of customer staff
  • Support for resolution of commercial issues
  • Strengthens compliance with the Technology Code of Practice (TCoP)

Benefits

  • 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 compliant with EU Procurement Regulations
  • Lessons learned and continuous improvement embedded for future procurement activity
  • Experienced and qualified procurement professionals provided to upskill customer staff
  • Better supplier relationships from fair, transparent and straightforward engagement
  • Delivers simply presented supplier services that meet requirements
  • Procures services with demonstrable value for money over time
  • Improves competition by actively engaging suppliers with attractive propositions

Pricing

£340 to £1,240 a person a day

  • Education pricing available

Service documents

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Framework

G-Cloud 12

Service ID

4 8 8 4 6 4 3 5 1 9 5 5 0 9 1

Contact

IMD CONSULTANCY LIMITED Anne Christie
Telephone: 07908 957944
Email: anne.christie@imd-group.co.uk

Planning

Planning service
Yes
How the planning service works
IMD offers services to support customers planning to implement cloud hosting or software systems and services. We provide consolidated, through-life cost, operational, technical and training support, highlighting benefits and risks, to optimise the system or service and its design, delivery and support.
We help organisations define their strategic goals, scope and vision for the service, and provide services to analyse user and business needs to develop robust User and System Requirements documentation and define future Target Operating Models. We help develop a compelling Business Case to secure funding and approval and provide the strategy to move from the current (as-is) to the future (to-be) environment. This includes, as required, a procurement strategy, benefits, risk and cost-benefit analyses and detailed, resourced and costed plans.
We support planning for the implementation of cloud hosting and cloud software services by developing robust and achievable procurement strategies. We work collaboratively with customers to define the procurement model and strategy, and plan and identify the required resource to deliver the activities and timeframes required to implement it. We undertake market testing and supply chain assessments and validate procurement options to ensure they are proportionate, justifiable against the requirement and comply with EU Procurement Regulations.
Planning service works with specific services
No

Training

Training service provided
Yes
How the training service works
IMD puts people at the heart of transformation, particularly important when planning for, setting up and building the capability to maintain cloud systems and services. Hence, as part of our delivery, we provide informal training in the form of knowledge transfer, coaching, mentoring and upskilling. This ensures that the best practice methods applied during the delivery of our service are adopted by the customer team, so key skills and knowledge are retained following completion of the contract. We provide formal training as a separate service, delivered by accredited trainers, who are experienced practitioners in their fields. The majority of our training courses are accredited and lead to internationally recognised qualifications.
Training is tied to specific services
No

Setup and migration

Setup or migration service available
Yes
How the setup or migration service works
IMD offers services to support customers setting up and migrating to or between cloud hosting or software systems and services. We provide consolidated, through-life cost, operational, technical and training support, highlighting benefits and risks, to optimise the system or service and its design, delivery and support.
We develop detailed, resourced and costed plans to support set up and migration activities, including governance, risks, assumptions, issues, dependencies and opportunity (RAIDO) management, benefits realisation planning and stakeholder engagement.
We enable organisations to determine their level of readiness, assessing feasibility and process maturity when implementing new systems and services or when developing an existing service. We develop Integrated Test, Evaluation and Acceptance strategy and plans to enable comprehensive compliance checks, testing and evaluation before formal acceptance. Equally importantly, we assess the readiness of your people to use and benefit from the new technology.
IMD ensures that all proposed procurement models and options incorporate existing system/service contractual migration requirements to allow effective and secure exit and transition from legacy to new contracts.
We assist in defining exit/migration options from a contract, identifying a preferred follow-on service provision solution, ensuring orderly, controlled transition and reduce the proximity of system failure, and or downtime.
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 helps organisations determine their level of readiness, by assuring the performance of their systems, and quality assuring all aspects of their implementation from planning, through set up and migration, to testing performance of Business as Usual operations. We develop Integrated Test, Evaluation and Acceptance strategies and plans to enable comprehensive compliance checks, testing and evaluation before formal acceptance of cloud hosting or software systems and services.
IMD will quality assure and provide performance testing throughout the procurement and transition process when implementing new, exiting from legacy, or migrating to replacement cloud hosting and cloud software systems and services.
We provide independent and unbiased review and quality assurance of all tender documentation to ensure the requirements and contract terms reflect the organisation’s needs fully and appropriately. We validate tender evaluation schemes and assessment/selection criteria to ensure they are proportionate and justifiable against the requirement. We assist in developing Key Performance Indicators, and quality and performance metrics for inclusion in tender and contract documentation, so exit and transition requirements can be measured and monitored to ensure they are being fulfilled. This allows effective migration from legacy to new contracts, maintaining service continuity is throughout setup or migration.

Security testing

Security services
No

Ongoing support

Ongoing support service
No

Service scope

Service constraints
None specific to this service.

User support

Email or online ticketing support
No
Phone support
Yes
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
No
Support levels
IMD provides consultancy support across all SFIA grades, with prices detailed on the supplied Rate Cards.
For each engagement, we provide a Technical Account Manager who will be the central customer point of contact. The Account Manager will have experience operating within the relevant field and of coordinating the delivery of similar services. This provides additional domain knowledge and support to the delivery team, a first point for escalation of issues, and added intelligence and continuity across projects and programmes. The Technical Account Manager will ensure administrative or contractual queries are actioned and resolved, including the need for any additional specialist support.
In addition, we endeavour to provide a secondary point of contact for each engagement to ensure continuity of service and support.
Depending on the particular assignment, support will be provided on-site, or remotely via email and phone, with the flexibility to arrange meetings on site or at our offices. On-site support will normally be between 8 am and 6 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding Public Holidays. Support outside these hours can be arranged by negotiation. Technical Account Management and support will normally be integrated into the delivery team. Costs are included in the proposed price for each engagement.

Resellers

Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2012
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Pricing

Price
£340 to £1,240 a person a day
Discount for educational organisations
Yes

Service documents

Request an accessible format
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need versions of these documents in a more accessible format, email the supplier at anne.christie@imd-group.co.uk. Tell them what format you need. It will help if you say what assistive technology you use.