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Home Office Immigration Technology looks for IT programme partner

David Bicknell Published 16 August 2017

Pre-tender indicates two-year contract worth between £8m and £10m for work due to start in October


The Home Office’s Immigration Technology Department is looking for a client-side partner to provide large scale IT programme and project delivery expertise and guidance.

The requirement, outlined in a pre-tender yesterday, foresees a two-year contract worth between £8m and £10m. The work will be carried out at the Home Office sites in Croydon and in Marsham Street in London with the latest start date for the work expected to be October 23.

According to the pre-tender, Immigration Technology is the technology delivery department for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) and Immigration Enforcement (IE). It works with the two Home Office directorates to define their technology requirements, design appropriate solutions and then deliver them.

Immigration Technology needs a new partner to provide large scale IT programme and project delivery expertise and guidance because the incumbent’s contract is coming to an end.

The pre-tender says programme leadership is required across the delivery functions including contributing to the vision, strategy, delivery plan and implementation.  It says programmes and projects follow an agile approach, so the partner needs to be proficient at managing delivery in this context with appropriate design and control. It says experience in delivering in a large-scale Agile environment using industry recognised methodologies such as e the SAFe (Scaled Agile Framework) would be beneficial.

The pre-tender adds that there is an existing team in place working within Immigration Technology and the new supplier will need to work collaboratively internally and externally with Immigration Technology and other suppliers.

A Bidder Open Day is due to be held on Monday August 21 between 11am and 1pm at Marsham Street in London. The deadline for asking questions is Tuesday August 22, with the deadline for applications a week later. 

Bids will be evaluated in terms of technical competence (60%), cultural fit (10%) and price (30%).

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