Geotechnical Drainage Management System (GDMS)

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Contract (Services)
8 year
28 May 2021
01 Sep 2021 to 31 Aug 2029
01 Jul 2021 12:00



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1 buyer


The overall objectives for the GDMS Phase 13 project are: a) To put in place all necessary IT service management, software licensing, hosting, and sub-contracting arrangements (the "Transition Services") in order to operate and maintain the current GDMS platform, within 3 months of the contract commencement date; b) To deploy a HADDMS Replacement (which meets government technology standards) into live operation within 2 years of the Transition Services going live (in order for Highways England to switch off and decommission the legacy HADDMS platform) and to deploy interoperability with other Highways England systems within 6 months of the HADDMS Replacement going live (the "Drainage and General Implementation Services"); c) To have a managed service for the support, maintenance, and continuous improvement of the GDMS platform during its business as usual operation. The contract duration will be five years with the option for two two-year extensions (i.e. 5 + 2 + 2), subject to business need and supplier performance; d) To implement a HADDMS Replacement solution that leverages investment in the GDMS platform to date and enables future flexibility across a convergent platform for managing geotechnical and drainage assets, including through the implementation of optional services or future requirements without the need for major capital investment beyond this project, including (but not limited to): - The GDMS platform must have a product roadmap which includes functionality readily available in the proposed product suite beyond the functionality currently stated in the Agreement that Highways England may wish to implement via the Variation Procedure (e.g. decision support tool functionality for network deterioration and what-if scenario modelling); - The GDMS platform must enable Highways England to exchange data across different information systems and services in near real-time, for example, by means of an open Application Programme Interface (API), enabling unfettered access to all geotechnical and drainage related asset data wherever it is stored; - The GDMS platform may be required to support the management of information for other Highways England asset classes, such as pavements, structures, technology, and street furniture; - The GDMS platform must enable referencing of all geotechnical and drainage construction, survey and other related data to strategic road network models; and - The successful Tenderer must propose new ideas, innovations, and service improvements via an annual Continuous Improvement Plan. Highways England may wish to implement such service improvements via the Variation Procedure.

CPV Codes

  • 72300000 - Data services


  • Contract is suitable for SMEs.