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Home Office wants help for eGates Interface project

Matteo Natalucci Published 10 January 2018

£1m project aims to enhance the capabilities Border Force has for operating the immigration controls via e-Gates


The Home Office is looking for a partner to develop and submit solution designs for the eGates Interface element of its Digital Services at the Border (DSAB) programme.

DSAB is a major Home Office programme within the Border Systems Portfolio building functionality to transform the way the Home Office manages UK Borders. The primary benefits of delivering DSAB are: enhance the security of the UK; gather and act on data from people and entities crossing the border, both inbound and out; and provide timely, accurate data to those who need to access/use it.

The Home Office said that “due to the proprietary nature of the current Watch Index eGates interface, it no longer meets the Border Force’s requirements”.

This work package will deliver a REST-based replacement between the eGates web service and the BX application service. The new interface will provide the capability to execute person, document, traveller status and Interpol SLTD.

E-gates provide an efficient method of ensuring that only travellers with the correct credentials are allowed to enter the UK.

The project aims to enhance the capabilities Border Force has for operating the immigration controls, via e-Gates.

The delivery partner will be responsible for undertaking discovery sessions with relevant stakeholders, developing and submitting outline and detailed solution designs for DSAB approval, and delivering a fully tested solution to DSAB for User acceptance testing (UAT).

The budget for the project ranges between £750k and £1m, with an expected contract length of twelve months for the work. The closing date for applications is January 23, with the delivery of the capability required by December 31.


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