ESMCP - who are the winners and losers?

PickingWinnersIn one week’s time the remaining Emergency Services Mobile Communication Programme (ESMCP) bidders will be submitting their best and final offer (BAFO) and then wait to hear whether they have been successful after 18 months of bidding. The ESMCP has been one of the most complex, challenging and costly public sector procurements in recent times. An awful lot has been written and commented upon this program, most of which has been critical of the procurement process and the unlikelihood of it delivering against its goals and benefits to its end-users. Assuming that contracts will be awarded in the near future a key question for the market is who are likely to be the winners and losers?

It would be wrong to assume that the winners of this public sector procurement are the companies who will be awarded the contracts. If this was the sole criteria the predictions are relatively straightforward. The likely winner of lot 2 will be Hewlett-Packard and its key subcontractor Thales. The recent withdrawal of Telefonica O2 leaves EE as the remaining and soul bidder of Lot 3. Lot 1 is a little more competitive with four remaining bidders of which Atkins and KPR are competing head-to-head. Lot 4 folded due to the absence of a competitive field. But Arqvia is likely to benefit in the long run but potentially though a different commercial route.

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GDS Digital by Default procurement -a good idea but poorly executed?

GDS Digital by Default procurement -a good idea but poorly executed?

This week the Government Digital Service @GDSteam informed the market which suppliers had successfully passed the first qualification round of the Digital Services public sector tender. This public sector procurement is looking to select 50 organisations to compete on a Framework for digital contracts worth an estimated £40m within the next 9 months. The contracts on offer are the 25 exemplar services identified by the core central government departments and agencies. 

While the GDS has to be applauded for their innovative and open approach in supplier sourcing I do question whether a positive outcome will be achieved. It is too early to confirm but my reservations are as follows:

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ESMCP - Insight and scope into the "Delivery Partner" workstream

ESMCP - Insight and scope into the "Delivery Partner" workstream

The ESMCP programme announced on September 19th their commercial operating model with the dual approach of selecting a Network Services supplier and a Delivery Partner. With the cancellation of the programme's planned conference calls this week PFC provides insight into one of the key questions suppliers must be asking themselves - What is the scope and role of the "Delivery Partner"?

The client documentation indicates that the "delivery partner" will have a key role from transition through to business as usual (BAU) with an emphasis on programme, service, supplier interface and contract management. There is no further information on accountabilities, allocation and management of risk and how much if any the Delivery Partner is involved in the actual design and delivery of core services.

So is the role of the delivery partner there to provide scale and expertise into programme, change and service management?

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Guest — Elwyn
It is interesting to see that programme team have still failed to outline the detail behind their commercial model. The feedback g... Read More
Thursday, 10 October 2013 16:35
Les Oliver
From the PFC description provided in para 2 above it would seem the role is largely similar to that provided by NPIA on the Police... Read More
Tuesday, 25 February 2014 13:34
Guest — Paul
Les I quite agree with your comments. The PIN is not exactly informative on the explicit role the delivery partner will perform. I... Read More
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ESMCP target operating model announced

ESMCP target operating model announced

As forecasted in my article ESMCP commercial model to be announced soon the Emergency Services Mobile Communications programme have announced today their commercial and target operating model to enable them to commence a public sector procurement.

As predicted the model has been simplified and is now formed of two primary service towers: one covering Network Services and one covering the procurement of a Delivery Partner.

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ESMCP commercial model to be announced soon

ESMCP commercial model to be announced soon

The Emergency Services Mobile Communication's Programme (ESMCP) and public sector procurement is due to announce their preferred commercial model to the market.  

During the ESMCP July suppliers day the programme team outlined a long list of options to source the proposed 5 service towers that included:

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GCloud 4 excludes Agile Digital Services

GCloud 4 excludes Agile Digital Services

Yesterday the GDS announced the launch and timetable of the next procurement round for applications to join G-Cloud, which is called G-Cloud 4 (G4). Instructions detailing next steps can be found at the GDS website.

The procurement has supposedly been improved offering clearer instructions on how to apply for suppliers new to G-Cloud; clearer instructions on how to carry forward services for suppliers already on G-Cloud ii (Gii) or Giii and the use of two systems for tender submissions.

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NAO view on the importance of digital services in government

NAO view on the importance of digital services in government

NAO presented at csLive today providing an interesting perspective on the importance of digital services on government. Please see below for a review of their slides.

 

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Vision of how digital services will change government IT

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MOJ re-tenders EUD procurement with SME focus

MOJ re-tenders EUD procurement with SME focus

Only weeks after cancelling the EUD procurement  the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is to go out to tender again but this time, however, the procurement will have a much stronger small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) involvement, the MoJ says.

The pre-tender just issued by the MoJ ICT Procurement team 'for the provision of various ICT devices and services including consulting, software development, internet, computing, application maintenance and support' says that suppliers should note that the MoJ is likely to run a number of different procurement exercises for the services, starting on different dates.

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Cloud First mandate announced by the Cabinet Office

Cloud First mandate announced by the Cabinet Office

Cloud First at last - at least across central government. That's the long-awaited announcement from the Cabinet Office today as minister Francis Maude backs a mandate to ensure that Cloud is the first port of call for the public sector.

In future, when procuring new or existing services, public sector organisations must consider and fully evaluate potential Cloud solutions first – before they consider any other option.

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GCloud spend breakdown by numbers

GCloud spend breakdown by numbers

Spend by GCloud amounts to circa £18m to date. In the spirit of transparency the Cabinet Office release data related to this spend at GCloud sales information. An interesting analysis and breakdown of this spend has been conducted by Andy Powell who is head of research at Eduserv.

Andy Powell's analysis can be found at this site. He concludes the following:

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