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MoJ earmarks £200K for ‘task force’ to help assess IT estate for GDPR compliance

David Bicknell Published 11 February 2018

DOS opportunity specifies need for team of three full time analysts for 17-20 week project; work will supplement ongoing assessments of MoJ’s GDPR compliance status for its IT systems


The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) wants to step up its readiness for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) by hiring a’ task force’ to assess its entire IT estate for GDPR compliance.

According to an opportunity posted on the Digital Outcomes and Specialists (DOS) framework, the MoJ Digital and Technology team requires a team of three analysts full time for a period of 17 weeks with the possibility of that being extended by a further three weeks. 

It has put aside £200,000 for the project, which it says is the maximum amount available whether the project is completed in 17 weeks or 20 weeks. The £200,000 budget also includes internal resource costs as well as external resource costs.

The MoJ has highlighted a latest start date of Monday April 2, which is only eight weeks before May 25, the date from which GDPR starts to apply.

The opportunity says the work is being done to assist ongoing assessments of the MoJ's GDPR compliance status for IT systems. The MoJ says it wants to understand the scale of GDPR non-compliance across the organisation and gather information to begin remediation efforts and fill the knowledge gap that currently exists.

The current MoJ team consists of two people, a civil servant and a contractor, working with a central GDPR team.

According to the opportunity, work that has already been undertaken inside the MoJ includes a pilot assessment of five systems: the Client Cost and Management System (CCMS) within the Legal  Aid Agency; the National Offender Management Information System (NOMIS) in HM Prison and Probation Service; the Tariff System in the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA); the BRAVO sourcing system within the IRS; and the Libra Management Information System for magistrates courts in the HM Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS).

The MoJ expects to evaluate eight suppliers based on a weighting of technical competence (50%), cultural fit (20%) and price (30%). The closing date for applications is Thursday February 22.

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