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- Framework (Services)
- 4 year
- 29 Jan 2021
- To 01 Mar 2025 (est.)
- 01 Mar 2021 12:00
This Framework will support the Met Office to award a number of potential future contracts which will include Delivery Partnership relationships of both a tactical (e.g. one-off developments) and strategic (longer term 2 / 3 project and programme requirements) nature. The estimated value of £30 million for this Framework is based on the potential demand and varying length of contracts which the Met Office may seeks to award through it. The potential framework will help transform the Met Office by supporting the following Strategic Actions identified by the MO: • Developing and nurturing capability partnerships • Delivering a Common Met Office Data Platform • Exploiting the future of data sciences • Taking a common approach to customer data services The Met Office is therefore establishing a framework with a number of companies who can help with that transformation, both by bringing new skills and knowledge and by bolstering the capacity and capability of existing Met Office teams to deliver required outcomes. This should also include being able to supply additional resource to augment teams if and where further gaps are identified, ensuring up-skilling is provided if required. This does not include contingent labour which the Met Office have separate contractual arrangements in place for. The Met Office's new strategy requires a significant step change in technology systems, resources and ways of working. This is encapsulated in a number of ‘Strategic Actions’. Several of these actions will be realised via programmes of work with both customer benefit and technology at their heart. The amount of change ahead is large and many of these changes are interrelated and complex, and the Met Office cannot make these changes alone. By extending our capacity and capability, we can move faster and focus on the areas we add real value by leveraging the expertise of partners.
|1|| Applications Development |
“The ability to build and deliver customer and business facing applications from well elaborated requirements“ This lot is intended for suppliers who will largely be working with the Met Office, where we will be defining requirements and supervising delivery with the expectation of transferring the capability back to an internal team or other 3rd party support capability.Award Criteria
|2|| Applications Design, Development Support |
An overlapping category that distinguishes larger organisations that can deliver and support the end to end discovery and live phases of any capability from outline requirements. This lot is intended for suppliers who may largely be working with Met Office, where we will expect that supplier to understand an outcome and perform the discovery, lifecycle and retirement activities required to deliver it. The critical differentiator for these suppliers is their ability to provide a hosting and support capability.Award Criteria
|3|| Hardware Installation, lifecycling and support |
The ability to install and support physical infrastructure such as compute and network capability. This lot is intended for suppliers who are expected to be able to provide the ability to installation, management, migration and integration of hardware solutions at scale, or in niche contexts.Award Criteria
|4|| Advice and Expertise |
Leadership and consultancy to provide advice to a programme in the form of ongoing expertise, business analysis or project management. This lot is intended for areas where the Met Office is expected to be able to deliver the outcome, but expertise is needed at a high level to define the desired outcome or the roadmap. These suppliers will also be capable of providing supporting delivery resources, but not necessarily the delivery resources themselves.Award Criteria
|5|| Enterprise Partners |
Suppliers with capability across all other Lots who have experience in delivering large change programmes and projects. Large scale suppliers with reach back and out to all delivery, management and support capabilities Lot 5 is specifically designed to capture the large system integrators and IT service suppliers should a “one stop shop” solution be required, or a significantly large and costly programme of work be best delivered by one party. Therefore Lot 5 providers will be required to demonstrate that they have existing skills, capabilities and pricing across Lots 2, 3 and 4 (as well as those required for Lot 5).Award Criteria
- 72000000 - IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support
- 72200000 - Software programming and consultancy services
- 72700000 - Computer network services
- 73000000 - Research and development services and related consultancy services
- Restrictions apply to the lot award allocation.
- Bids should cover one or more lots.
- Bids should cover the whole contract.
- Renewals are not available.
- Financial restrictions apply.
- Professional qualifications are sought.
- Award on basis of price.
- FTS 001860-2021