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Surrey & Sussex Police tender for joint intranet

Matteo Natalucci Published 29 August 2017

£120,000-£150,000 project over two years intended to deliver joint intranet to provide single point of reference for applications, information and internal communications


The Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex has announced a £120,000 to £150,000 tender for the development and delivery of a joint Surrey and Sussex police intranet solution over a 24 month contract length.

Currently both the police forces have separate intranets. According to the opportunity detailed on the Digital Outcomes and Specialists marketplace , Sussex’s is built on a 15 year old CMS which is no longer supported and requires intervention. The current system is regarded as unstable, poor at delivering internal communications and cannot be accessed effectively through mobile devices. 

While Surrey's intranet is relatively new it was built on a “poor implementation of SharePoint” and has architectural issues. It is also not responsive, which is a desirable feature of the new solution.

It is envisaged that a joint intranet will provide a single point of reference for applications, information and internal communications. It is expected to help drive greater collaboration, improve internal communications both within and across both police forces and enable access from any device from desktops and laptops to tablets and smartphones. It will be the first port of call for employees to access corporate or bespoke messages, applications, directories, policies, operational information etc. The intranet should also be a one-stop online portal to receive messages from senior leaders, and access core police applications.

Some suppliers have already been engaged through pre-market engagement to understand what information should be provided in the RFP.

The supplier will primarily be required to work in Sussex and from their own premises but will be flexible and able to attend meetings and workshops in Sussex and Surrey and to work with the programme team in Lewes, East Sussex where necessary.

Interested suppliers will be expected to have a proven record of delivery of delivery of intranet platform across collaborative partnership, including specifically, the police or other blue light organisations that have delivered technical solution(s) linked to performance improvements and outcomes.

Staff should also be experienced in SharePoint specification, deployment, implementation and development and, evidence of technical implementation solution work.

The latest start date for the project is Wednesday November 1.


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