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
Saturday, 08 March 2014 17:26
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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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OFT questions anti-competitive government IT practices

OFT questions anti-competitive government IT practices

If market conditions weren't hard enough for System Integrators now the Office for Fair Trading (OFT) has got in on the act infering anti-competitive practices exist that act as barriers to entry for all but a handful of major IT suppliers. The barriers to entry cited inclue the costs and difficulties of switching because of factors such as the terms of licence agreements / contracts; lack of interoperability with other systems / software and the risk of disruption to critical services.

The OFT project will also examine the degree to which procurement practices interact with supply side anti-competitive practices and whether they could create additional barriers to entry in public sector ICT markets. Cited procurement processes that could be creating barriers to entry in various ways include:-

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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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