Business Analysis and Discovery Works for Digital Services

Business Analysis and Discovery Works for Digital Services

In conducting the Discovery Works exercise the HJIS project is looking to deliver identifiable benefits both to the services and to NHS England in the ability to deliver a user-centric, quality service, which aligns to their strategies and fulfils their identified aims.

RM1043 Digital Services – HSCIC Health and Justice Information Services

Reference number:RM1043 DSF01-070

Deadline date:09/10/2014

This deadline is for…Transparency purposes only. This is a Call-Off from an established framework, RM1043 Digital Services, and no additional tenders will be accepted.

Contract value:£0 – £0

Location where the contract is to be carried out:United Kingdom

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers?Yes

Name of the buying organisation:Crown Commercial Service on behalf of Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)

Description of the contract

The Health and Justice Information Services (HJIS) project is looking for a supplier to provide requirements gathering and business analysis capability as part of an extensive Discovery Works phase to define user needs from a series of potentially disparate scopes of delivery across disparate HJIS service areas. This Discovery Works may be followed by further stages of feasibility study and alpha development that will be defined and procured at a later date. These are dependent on the outcomes of the initial Discovery Works. In conducting the Discovery Works exercise the HJIS project is looking to deliver identifiable benefits both to the services and to NHS England in the ability to deliver a user-centric, quality service, which aligns to their strategies and fulfils their identified aims. The overall outcome of the Discovery Works is to define the intended scope, requirements and potential information management options for each of the Temporary Estate service areas – Police Custody, Sexual Assault Referral Centres and Courts. Requirements will include but not be limited to functional and non-functional requirements, information governance, technical standards (gathered from a range of users (e.g. from local care settings to commissioning bodies/senior management)) and cross phase integration requirements/considerations Potential delivery options will be created, along with associated benefits and solution architectures. Challenges and risks will also be identified along with any necessary technology considerations. An alpha development phase may be embarked on subject to the outcome of the feasibility stage and what options, risks and challenges have been identified. This will be the subject of a separate RFP. It is expected that the Discovery and any subsequent Feasibility Works will take between 3 and 6 months to complete. The HSCIC will own the intellectual property and other deliverables of the discovery works and any alpha developments, and will be able to re-use any of the delivered information or proposals within any future documentation or activities. The Discovery Works will be run as a collaborative activity with the supplier. The supplier will be expected to use appropriate tools, techniques and methods on discovery phase tasks and record outcomes in appropriate artefacts. The appropriateness, quality of artefacts and progress will not be managed by HJIS as a formal approvals and tracking process but as an agile partnership, where transparency of supplier and HJIS activities and thinking will be used to co-elaborate discovery tasks across the whole discover phase. However, where the Supplier captures information into its own tools, this information must be exportable into a format that can be further manipulated by the HSCIC. 1. Start and end dates for the latter phases are anticipated to overlap as some activities can be commenced in parallel. 2. It should be noted that whilst the project has indicatively forecasted required types of resources that Supplier may be required to flex up and down to reflect and meet demand. 3. High level time frames are: a) Discovery Work is expected to start in early November and last for approximately 10 weeks (acknowledging this encompasses December and potential disruption). b) Commencement of this work is dependent on financial approval by NHS England. c) The work itself may not take place on consecutive weeks – there may be a need to spread the work out due to availability of sites and staff across the HJIS service areas. This will be reflected in the Statements of Work, and would mean the overall completion date could extend beyond the date below.

Classification of the contract

72000000IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support

Additional information

Contract type:Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement?Yes

Framework agreement details:contract being called off a framework agreement

Is this contract related to a programme of funding?No

Contract will be awarded based on:Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract:2 Months

Who to contact

Contact nameDSF Managed Service Team

Organisation nameCrown Commercial Service

Address9th Floor The Capital, Old Hall Street, Liverpool, L3 9PP

Telephone03454102222

Extension number:

Fax

How to apply

This is a Call-Off RFP from an established framework – RM1043 Digital Services – and has been published for transparency purposes only. This RFP is open only to suppliers specifically invited via the Crown Commercial Service eSourcing Suite and no additional tenders will be accepted.