HMRC Predictive Analytics Contract Notice
To design an industry best practice operating model to enhance capability in the exploitation of Predictive Analytics.
United Kingdom-Salford: Data analysis services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The purpose of this Contract Notice is to alert interested parties that HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are tendering for a partner to design an industry best practice operating model to enhance capability in the exploitation of Predictive Analytics (PA) in tax non-compliance risking.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
North West (England).
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
HMRC is the UK’s tax authority. HMRC’s objectives are to bring in the maximum amount of tax owed to the Exchequer and bear down on avoidance and evasion; transform tax and payments for our customers; and design and deliver a professional, efficient and engaged organisation. The aim of this work will be to support HMRC Risk and Intelligence Service to become a ‘world leader’ in exploiting the use of PA to tackle non-compliance tax risks. We are seeking support from an external partner to develop best practice in PA based on exemplars and current industry knowledge management. The external partner must have recent relevant experience of delivering a PA operating model on projects of similar scale for other organisations.
The contractor must provide personnel with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience to deliver the PA operating model. The contractor will undertake an end to end assessment of HMRC standard operating procedures to produce a gap analysis: baseline best practice in use of data science techniques to design an operating model with capability for HMRC to maintain and update to include future requirements that keep pace with global innovations.
HMRC is currently undergoing a major IT transformation. The operating model must be developed in a manner that will allow it to be readily integrated into and used on HMRC’s existing IT infrastructure platforms and sufficiently flexible to be adjusted or rebuilt to retain its functionality on completion of the transformation.
The contractor must support HMRC to develop PA tax non-compliance risking by providing HMRC staff with the knowledge, skills and technical documentation to operate, modify, adapt and further develop the operating model capability without on-going support. HMRC will require assurance of all works undertaken
During the development the partner will, from time to time be required to work within HMRC premises and take a ‘knowledge and skills transfer’ approach. A requirement will be for HMRC to own the Intellectual Property Rights for the PA operating model and all documentation and supporting materials produced for the purpose.
The anticipated scope of the work is likely to include:
1. Baseline existing Compliance PA operating model, processes and future plans, assessing improvement opportunities against industry best practise delivery models, enabling HMRC to build capability to solve business problems, innovate and reduce our costs;
2. Support outcome recommendations of operating model baseline, compare current team’s PA data analytics and project management skills against current industry standards;
3. Develop bespoke PA data science and related project management techniques;
4. Deliver a tailored learning, development and upskilling event to address current skills gap;
5. In relation to the tailored learning event, provide a handover training package which can be utilised across HMRC;
6. Make recommendations to introduce enhancements to our current internal and external professional networks to support current and future organisation capability development and analytical problem solving to keep pace with cutting edge data science innovations;
7. Taking account of HMRC constraints and dependencies, make practical recommendations on how we could more effectively meet HMRC’s strategic objectives of improving compliance and reducing operating costs e.g. automation of processes and step-change innovation;
8. Provide solutions to help HMRC solve existing business problems e.g. using industry best practice and external approaches to identify risk and optimise compliance outcomes for different customer segments and intervention approaches whether we are data rich or data poor and suggestions for better segmentation of populations. The Contractor must be sure that the outputs from the solution are capable of being integrated into the HMRC data processes and Information Technology (IT) infrastructure.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Full details regarding legal, economic, financial and technical information to be provided at the tender stage will be detailed in the tender documentation.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Potential Tenderers should be aware, however, that they may be required to forward the following information: (a) A copy of the most recent audited accounts covering the Tenderer’s last 3 years of trading (or for the period that is available if trading for less than 3 years) or (b) For the most recent full year of trading, where this information is not available in audited form, a copy of the draft or unaudited financial accounts or equivalent information showing the Tenderer’s turnover, profit and loss and cash flow position and an end period balance sheet or, where this cannot be provided, a statement signed by the finance director or similar responsible person detailing any major changes in the current financial position since the date of the latest audited accounts provided.
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
The external partner must have recent relevant experience of delivering predictive analysis skills capability on three projects of similar scale for other organisations.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
Whilst no decision has been made the Authority reserves the right to use e-auctions as part of the tendering or procurement process if it wishes.
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
HMRC will be using an e-sourcing (e-tendering) tool/application for this procurement. This prevents any information provided by the applicant or tenderer from being viewed by the Authority until the e-sourcing event is closed. The e-sourcing (e-tendering) application will display the closing date and time for this particular tendering exercise within the event. The close time will be the earliest point at which the HMRC nominated or a tender defined evaluation team member will be able to open and view the tender responses. Therefore, the opening time for tenders will coincide with the close date and time for the event and all tenders will become visible to the HMRC nominated or event defined tender evaluation team in any place that provides access to the e-sourcing tool/application at that time.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement. Additional Information: HMRC use an HMRC version of SAP Ariba Sourcing Pro to help the procurement process and this must be used by suppliers to register for the supplier day and/or bid for the opportunity described in this contract notice. (Further information about HMRC’s instance of SAP Ariba, a Suppliers Guide and general information about supplying to HMRC is available on the HMRC website: www.hmrc.gov.uk/about/supplying.htm)
Suppliers who have used HMRCs Ariba previously will already have an account and an account number (ANXXXXXXXXXX). Previously registered users having difficulty recovering their account ID number or identify users within their organisation should email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Suppliers using HMRCs Ariba for the first time, will need to register at:
http://hmrc.supplier-eu.ariba.com/ad/register/SSOActions?type=full (You must ensure that you are directed to the registration page for HMRCs Ariba which has the HMRC logo at the top of the page. You may need to cut and paste the web address directly into your web browser).
As part of the registration process you will receive a system generated email asking you to activate your SAP Ariba supplier account by verifying your email address. Once you have completed the activation process you will receive a further email by return confirming the ‘registration process is now complete’ and providing you with ‘your organisation’s account ID (AN) number.
If an email response from HMRC is not received within one working day of your request, please re-contact email@example.com (after first checking your spam in-box) notifying non-receipt and confirming when your registration request was first made.
Once you have obtained your organization’s account ID (AN) number, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information as confirmation that you wish to express an interest and/or bid for the opportunity described in this Contract Notice.
The contract title shown in Section II.1.1) of this Contract Notice
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Your organisation’s name:
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HMRC will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the time the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from the address at I.1). Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into, the Court may only award damages.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: