The Battlefield and Tactical Communications & Information Systems (BATCIS) Industry Briefing Event

As one of its regular briefing events, the BATCIS team will be providing an update on the upcoming and future procurement activity the team manages.

The Industry Briefing Event will include updates on MORPHEUS (including the MORPHEUS Managed Service Providers (MSPs)), TRINITY, Dismounted Situational Awareness (DSA) and the Tactical Communication and Information Systems (TacCIS) Bearers Project and will share early conceptual thinking on other aspects of the Land Environment TacCIS programme which BATCIS manages. The event will also offer a number of focus sessions for attendees to explore different areas of our projects in more detail with our team.

What is BATCIS

The BATCIS Delivery Team is part of Information Systems and Services (ISS).  BATCIS is responsible for the development, fielding and sustainment of a range of tactical CIS equipment and systems used in the joint Land Environment. The BATCIS portfolio includes Bowman, Bowman/ComBAT Infrastructure Platform (BCIP), MORPHEUS, DSA, the Personal Role Radio, Tactical Ground to Air and Tactical Satellite radios, the MAKEFAST engineer Battlefield Information Systems Application (BISA), Falcon and TRINITY.

Details about the Industry Briefing Day

The Industry Briefing Day will be taking place at the Mercure Grand Hotel Broad Street, Bristol, BS1 2EL on 11th July 2019 starting at 0930hrs. If you are interested in attending the event you will need to book through the event page on the techUK website. There are 200 places available for attendees. Attendees will be selected on a first come first served basis and each organisation will be able to bring up to 3 attendees to the event. This event will be most relevant to technical, commercial and business development colleagues. Refreshments including lunch will be provided.

If you have any queries (other than booking queries) about the event, please contact us on ISSComrcl-BATCIS-MORPHEUS-GRP@mod.gov.uk

What information will you get from this day?

  1. An update on the activities in the BATCIS Delivery Team
  2. Our forward plan on our future opportunities

Opportunities of the day:

  1. Engagement with the BATCIS Delivery Team.
  2. Network with other suppliers and potential partners.

 

Defence Contract Bulletin National Training Estate Contract supplier briefing

Defence Contract Bulletin

National Training Estate Contract supplier briefing

Thursday 4 July 2019

Longmoor Training Camp, GU33 6EL

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation’s (DIO) Future Defence Infrastructure Services (FDIS) Programme will be hosting a briefing event to provide details on plans for the procurement of the National Training Estate Contract. Procurement will be initiated through a Crown Commercial Service Framework arrangement, to replace the current contractual arrangements.

DIO plays a vital role in supporting Defence by leading and managing the delivery of what the Armed Forces need to live, work, train and deploy on operations. We advise, buy, manage and assure the delivery of infrastructure services across the Defence estate in an affordable and sustainable way.

The Training Estate contract is unique in its broad breadth of service. It will primarily provide a vital service supporting the Armed Forces and delivering a Safe Place to train through the provision, allocation and operation of military Training Facilities, Hard and Soft Facilities Management services. This also includes FM Services to one of this country’s largest rural estates; delivering on our responsibilities to an estate that has several listed buildings, ancient monuments and designations such as Sites of Special Scientific Interest and Special Protection Areas.

If you are interested in attending, please email the FDIS Programme at: DIOComrcl-FDISGroupMailbox@mod.gov.uk no later than 12:00 on Wednesday 26th June.

Please provide the below details of attendees:

  • Name
  • Company
  • Nationality
  • Vehicle Registration Number

Please note: Only registered individuals with ID will be admitted to the event. Full joining instructions will be sent prior to the event.

MOD (ISS Networks) will host an Industry Day on 7 June 2019 at MOD Corsham, for the Defence Strategic Radio Services (DSRS), formerly known as the Future – Defence High Frequency Communication Service (F-DHFCS)

Aim: The aim of the event is to inform industry of the upcoming opportunity to tender for the DSRS requirement. This Industry Day follows on from the F-DHFCS Market Interest Day held on 11 July 2018.

Context: The current contracting arrangements for strategic radio services expires in June 2021 and a requirement for similar service remains extant. To this end, the MOD intends to follow a new procurement by a competition, including a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) phase. The new procurement process is expected to begin in mid-2019 with a new contract in place by January 2021, which allows for a six-month mobilisation and transition period. It is expected that the total contract will be in the region of £100m+, with an anticipated duration of circa 9 years.

Format: The event will start at 13.00 with a presentation, which will be followed by an open Q&A session. Presenters will brief on various aspects of the DSRS project and the expected timescales for the competition. Attendees should be in the presentation venue by 12.30, to allow prompt start at 13.00. The expected duration will be until 16:00.

Attendees: The event is open to any supplier, but there is a limit of three representatives per company.

Applications: Suppliers who are interested in attending should express their interest by E Mail to: Bernice.dick309@mod.gov.uk by no later than midday Wednesday 5th June 2019. Successful applicants will be informed by email.

Applications must include:

  • The company’s name
  • The representatives
  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • Date of Birth
  • SC clearance details (as a minimum)
  • A contact email and phone number

SC Clearance: Attendees must be cleared at least to SC and be UK Nationals only. Clearance reference numbers must be provided via email to the address above when requesting attendance at the Industry Day.

Venue: Building 405, Room 314, MOD Corsham, Westwells Road, Corsham, Wiltshire SN13 9ET.

Refreshments: Two cafés and a canteen are available on-site for visitors to purchase any food or refreshments beforehand.

Security: Please allow at least 30 minutes to clear security and park vehicles. Photographic ID (driving licence or passport) will be required on the day to gain entry. It should be noted that parking may be limited due to refurbishments.

Programme CORTISONE – Notice of Request for Information Relating to a draft Statement of Requirement for an Integration Platform and Clinical Portal available through the CORTISONE Supplier Portal

Programme CORTISONE – Notice of Request for Information Relating to a draft Statement of Requirement for an Integration Platform and Clinical Portal available through the CORTISONE Supplier Portal

This announcement invites interested suppliers to request access to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal to view the draft Statement of Requirement for an Integration Platform and Clinical Portal for the CORTISONE Programme within the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD). A further announcement will be published inviting suppliers to request access to the draft Statement of Requirement for an Enterprise Master Patient Index and Healthcare Provider Directory for the CORTISONE Programme.

Following on from a series of Discovery Days (July to November 2018) and the CORTISONE Industry Day (28 January 2019 at techUK in London), the CORTISONE Programme is issuing a Request for Information (RFI). This RFI invites interested suppliers to read and provide feedback on the draft Statement of Requirement for the Programme’s planned procurement of an Integration Platform and Clinical Portal. The CORTISONE team intends to provide further details of the procurement itself later in 2019. The Programme team intends to procure the Integration Platform and Clinical Portal through a suitable framework.

Overview of Integration Platform and Clinical Portal Requirements

The Integration Platform is a foundational building block of, and a key enabler for, the Med IS ecosystem that CORTISONE will deliver. The Med IS ecosystem integration architecture is based around the use of a centralised Integration Platform to connect internal subsystems and to interface with other Defence Medical Services (DMS) systems, and with other MOD NHS or external (e.g. NATO) systems. This architecture allows applications to work together so that they can share data and operate in a unified but loosely coupled manner. In addition, the Integration Platform will enable the creation of seamless business processes and help to ensure that applications can more easily be added and removed without affecting other applications.

The Integration Platform will provide standards-based interoperability capabilities, message routing, protocol and format transformation, terminology transformation, business rules, process orchestration, data synchronisation and will control all information flows across the Defence/NHS boundary. It will also provide a Clinical Portal which can provide web browser-based and role-based access to disparate systems in the context of a single patient.

How do I get access to the information?

The CORTISONE team intends to make the RFI and the draft Statement of Requirement available through the CORTISONE Supplier Portal, a new online workspace that will enable the Programme to share information with suppliers of relevant products and services in pre-procurement market engagement.

Suppliers are invited to request access to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal by nominating up to two representatives from their company to be granted membership.

The representatives should provide the following information to ISSDev-ASDT-EngageCORTISONE-Gp@mod.gov.uk:

  • Full name of company;
  • Full name(s) of representative(s);
  • Role(s) of the representative(s) within the company;
  • Company email address(es) of representative(s). This email will be associated with their membership of the portal.

Invitations will be sent to the nominated email addresses with a link providing access to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal, along with instructions for finding and responding to the RFI and the draft Statement of Requirement.

Please note that completed RFI questionnaires should be returned to the CORTISONE Team by email to ISSDev-ASDT-EngageCORTISONE-Gp@mod.gov.uk no later than 10:00 GMT on 18 March 2019.

CORTISONE Supplier Portal

The CORTISONE Supplier Portal is a new online workspace that enables the CORTISONE Programme to share information with suppliers of relevant products and services in pre-procurement market engagement. This may include draft Statements of Requirements for different products and services that CORTISONE intends to procure as well as draft design artefacts that provide useful technical details for suppliers interested in the Programme. The portal also provides information about the context and status of the CORTISONE Programme in the CORTISONE Overview pages.

Significant additions to the content published on the CORTISONE Supplier Portal will be announced on Defence Contracts Online first. Suppliers will be given the opportunity to request access to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal on a rolling basis. Any queries about access to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal should be directed to ISSDev-ASDT-EngageCORTISONE-Gp@mod.gov.uk.

Responding to this announcement is voluntary and does not start the official procurement process for the CORTISONE requirement. Participation in the CORTISONE Supplier Portal does not guarantee, or jeopardise, your inclusion in a future procurement exercise. It should be noted that all information released in relation to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal is released on a without commitment basis, is subject to change and may not form part of any future procurement process.

No down-selection will take place as a consequence of any responses or interactions relating to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal unless stated otherwise. Additionally, no information provided in response to this announcement or in relation to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal will be used in any way for the purpose of evaluating suppliers or their products in any future procurement process.

What is Programme CORTISONE?

The aim of Programme CORTISONE is to deliver an integrated ecosystem of medical information services to the Defence Medical Services (DMS). Its vision is to deliver ‘a sustainable, integrated, cohesive and enduring information capability that will fully and effectively support the delivery of evidence-based medical and dental health and healthcare outputs, to achieve the Aim of the Defence Medical Services’ – which is to Promote, Protect and Restore the health of the Defence population in order to maximise their fitness for role, while maintaining an occupational focus and an operational edge.

A multi-million-pound programme, with global reach and operations equivalent in size to two large CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) and a Community Trust, CORTISONE looks to procure a full suite of healthcare software from multiple healthcare product/service suppliers, together with develop and deliver services. It is anticipated that elements of the ecosystem will be re-competed on a regular basis to ensure the best solutions are being delivered to users, giving an ongoing opportunity for market players to get involved with the ecosystem on a long-term basis.

The MOD is looking for a range of companies to engage with the programme, delivering a full suite of healthcare software to meet use-cases and patient-journey-defined functional requirements. With the modular nature of the procurement allowing innovation, all suppliers are encouraged to take a leading role in delivery of functionality.

The CORTISONE programme has been engaging with suppliers through Industry Days on 17 May 2018 and 28 January 2019 and through a series of Discovery Days, where it has invited potential suppliers to present information on services and demonstrate products to relevant technical and business staff from the CORTISONE programme.  Previous Discovery Days have addressed:

  • Primary Medical Care (Discovery Day 1, 30 July 2018)
  • Dental Healthcare (Discovery Day 2, 31 July 2018)
  • Integration Platform (Discovery Day 3, 1 and 2 October 2018)
  • Enterprise Master Patient Index (Discovery Day 4, 23 and 24 October 2018)
  • Document Management (Discovery Day 5, 12 and 13 November 2018)

CORTISONE is also looking to the future and will exploit innovation to align with NHS strategy, virtualise healthcare and integrate with services across the healthcare sector. This might include telemedicine, patient record integration with the NHS and other patient databases, patient condition tracking etc.

Programme CORTISONE– Notice of Request for Information Relating to a Draft Statement of Requirement for an Enterprise Master Patient Index and Healthcare Provider Directory

Programme CORTISONE– Notice of Request for Information Relating to a draft Statement of Requirement for an Enterprise Master Patient Index and Healthcare Provider Directory available through the CORTISONE Supplier Portal

This announcement invites interested suppliers to request access to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal to view the draft Statement of Requirement for an Enterprise Master Patient Index and Healthcare Provider Directory for the CORTISONE Programme within the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD). A further announcement will be published inviting suppliers to request access to the draft Statement of Requirement for an Integration Platform and Clinical Portal for the CORTISONE Programme.

Following on from a series of Discovery Days (July to November 2018) and the CORTISONE Industry Day (28 January 2019 at techUK in London), the CORTISONE Programme is issuing a Request for Information (RFI). This RFI invites interested suppliers to read and provide feedback on the draft Statement of Requirement for the Programme’s planned procurement of an Enterprise Master Patient Index and Healthcare Provider Directory. The CORTISONE team intends to provide further details of the procurement itself later in 2019. The Programme team intends to procure the Enterprise Master Patient Index and Healthcare Provider Directory through a suitable framework.

Overview of Enterprise Master Patient Index and Healthcare Provider Directory Requirements

An Enterprise Master Patient Index (EMPI) is required to enable the identification, matching and linking of patient records stored across the multiple IT systems that exist now and, in the future, both in Defence and the NHS. The EMPI will unify legacy systems and new systems, and provide a master demographics source (Single Best Record) for Defence Med IS.

The Healthcare Provider Directory will maintain and publish a number of master data entities including the Defence Medical Services (DMS) Organisation structures [DMS Organisation Directory], the four nation NHS Organisation structures that are needed by DMS for messaging addressing, e.g. ODS codes, [NHS Organisation Directory], the DMS clinicians and other users of information services delivered by CORTISONE [DMS User Directory], and the relationships that exist between Organisation Units and Patients/Users.

How do I get access to the information?

The CORTISONE team intends to make the RFI and the draft Statement of Requirement available through the CORTISONE Supplier Portal, a new online workspace that will enable the Programme to share information with suppliers of relevant products and services in pre-procurement market engagement.

Suppliers are invited to request access to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal by nominating up to two representatives from their company to be granted membership.

The representatives should provide the following information to ISSDev-ASDT-EngageCORTISONE-Gp@mod.gov.uk:

  • Full name of company;
  • Full name(s) of representative(s);
  • Role(s) of the representative(s) within the company;
  • Company email address(es) of representative(s). This email will be associated with their membership of the portal.

Invitations will be sent to the nominated email addresses with a link providing access to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal, along with instructions for finding and responding to the RFI and the draft Statement of Requirement.

Please note that completed RFI questionnaires should be returned to the CORTISONE Team by email to ISSDev-ASDT-EngageCORTISONE-Gp@mod.gov.uk no later than 10:00 GMT on 18 March 2019.

CORTISONE Supplier Portal

The CORTISONE Supplier Portal is a new online workspace that enables the CORTISONE Programme to share information with suppliers of relevant products and services in pre-procurement market engagement. This may include draft Statements of Requirements for different products and services that CORTISONE intends to procure as well as draft design artefacts that provide useful technical details for suppliers interested in the Programme. The portal also provides information about the context and status of the CORTISONE Programme in the CORTISONE Overview pages.

Significant additions to the content published on the CORTISONE Supplier Portal will be announced on Defence Contracts Online first. Suppliers will be given the opportunity to request access to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal on a rolling basis. Any queries about access to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal should be directed to ISSDev-ASDT-EngageCORTISONE-Gp@mod.gov.uk.

Responding to this announcement is voluntary and does not start the official procurement process for the CORTISONE requirement. Participation in the CORTISONE Supplier Portal does not guarantee, or jeopardise, your inclusion in a future procurement exercise. It should be noted that all information released in relation to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal is released on a without commitment basis, is subject to change and may not form part of any future procurement process.

No down-selection will take place as a consequence of any responses or interactions relating to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal unless stated otherwise. Additionally, no information provided in response to this announcement or in relation to the CORTISONE Supplier Portal will be used in any way for the purpose of evaluating suppliers or their products in any future procurement process.

What is Programme CORTISONE?

The aim of Programme CORTISONE is to deliver an integrated ecosystem of medical information services to the Defence Medical Services (DMS). Its vision is to deliver ‘a sustainable, integrated, cohesive and enduring information capability that will fully and effectively support the delivery of evidence-based medical and dental health and healthcare outputs, to achieve the Aim of the Defence Medical Services’ – which is to Promote, Protect and Restore the health of the Defence population in order to maximise their fitness for role, while maintaining an occupational focus and an operational edge.

A multi-million-pound programme, with global reach and operations equivalent in size to two large CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) and a Community Trust, CORTISONE looks to procure a full suite of healthcare software from multiple healthcare product/service suppliers, together with develop and deliver services. It is anticipated that elements of the ecosystem will be re-competed on a regular basis to ensure the best solutions are being delivered to users, giving an ongoing opportunity for market players to get involved with the ecosystem on a long-term basis.

The MOD is looking for a range of companies to engage with the programme, delivering a full suite of healthcare software to meet use-cases and patient-journey-defined functional requirements. With the modular nature of the procurement allowing innovation, all suppliers are encouraged to take a leading role in delivery of functionality.

The CORTISONE programme has been engaging with suppliers through Industry Days on 17 May 2018 and 28 January 2019 and through a series of Discovery Days, where it has invited potential suppliers to present information on services and demonstrate products to relevant technical and business staff from the CORTISONE programme.  Previous Discovery Days have addressed:

  • Primary Medical Care (Discovery Day 1, 30 July 2018)
  • Dental Healthcare (Discovery Day 2, 31 July 2018)
  • Integration Platform (Discovery Day 3, 1 and 2 October 2018)
  • Enterprise Master Patient Index (Discovery Day 4, 23 and 24 October 2018)
  • Document Management (Discovery Day 5, 12 and 13 November 2018)

CORTISONE is also looking to the future and will exploit innovation to align with NHS strategy, virtualise healthcare and integrate with services across the healthcare sector. This might include telemedicine, patient record integration with the NHS and other patient databases, patient condition tracking etc.

DE&S & CAP SP Industry Day 2019

Date: 16 July 2019

Venue:  Three Counties Showground, Malvern (for full details visit www.3cdse.co.uk/3cdse-visit/

 

The Special Projects Programme Delivery Group is responsible for the procurement and in-service support of a range of equipment capabilities used primarily by Specialist Users and, will host an Industry Day on 16 July 2019.

Aim: To share the vision and future programme of work with the wide supplier base and allow for networking opportunities.

Background: This year the Special Projects Industry Day will form part of a wider Three Counties Defence and Security Expo (3CDSE) which is the region’s leading expo for the defence and security industry. This promotes business-to-business networking with key decision-makers and aims to share and amplify innovative thinking and ideas within the industry. Aimed at SME’s & Primes with a focus on innovation, R&D and Procurement, 3CDSE provides a forum for military, suppliers and security agencies to identify common interests, solutions & opportunities.

Format: The programme will include presentations from each of the team’s specialist portfolios and allow opportunity for smaller breakout sessions to facilitate more detailed discussions with MoD staff.

Innovation Challenge: In conjunction with the Joint Forces Command jHub a number of capability challenges will be issued to interested attendees in late 2018 inviting potential suppliers to provide proposals.  These proposals may be taken forward to deliver prototypes for pilot by the user.  The most successful pilots will be showcased at the 3 CDSE VIP Reception at Eastnor Castle (evening event) with the potential for prototypes to be taken forward and funded through the JFC Innovation Panel. Suppliers will bear all costs in preparing and submitting any proposals. No commitment is given by the MOD to place any contracts as a result of this ‘Innovation challenge’.

Applications: Details for registering for the event can be found at: www.3cdse.co.uk/special-projects-industry-day/

Security Clearance: Attendees must hold an extant National Security Clearance of Security Check (SC). Full details will be promulgated to individuals by email as soon as the security clearance details have been confirmed by National Security Vetting. Photographic ID will be required on the day to gain entry; For British Nationals (driving license or passport) and for Non-British Nationals (passport only).

Further Info: For more information regarding the wider 3CDSE event and to register your interest in the Innovation Challenge, please visit www.3cdse.co.uk.

 

Programme CORTISONE Industry Day – 28 January 2019

Date: 28 January 2019

Time: 13:00-17:00

Venue: techUK, 10 Bride Street, LONDON EC4A 4AD

This announcement invites suppliers to register for a CORTISONE Industry Day event that will provide an update on the CORTISONE Programme within the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD). This Industry Day will provide:

  • An update on the overall procurement approach;
  • More detailed information on the procurement of client-side Design, Develop and Deliver Services;
  • Further information on the procurement of an Integration Platform and an Enterprise Master Patient Index; and
  • Opportunities for questions and answers and networking.

How do I register for this event?

This CORTISONE Industry Day will be hosted at techUK and will be open to all interested suppliers. To register for this event please use the following link to the techUK website: https://www.techuk.org/events/briefing/item/14386-programme-cortisone-industry-day.

If you have any queries please send an email to Dan Patefield at dan.patefield@techuk.org. Please note that spaces are limited. If you register and then subsequently cannot attend, please transfer or release your place.

What is Programme CORTISONE?

The aim of Programme CORTISONE is to deliver an integrated ecosystem of medical information services to the Defence Medical Services. The programme vision is to deliver ‘a sustainable, integrated, cohesive and enduring information capability that will fully and effectively support the delivery of evidence-based medical and dental health and healthcare outputs, to achieve the Aim of the Defence Medical Services (DMS)’ – which is to Promote, Protect and Restore the health of the Defence population in order to maximise their fitness for role, while maintaining an occupational focus and an operational edge.

A multi-million-pound (CAT B) programme, with global reach and operations equivalent in size to two large CCGs (Clinical Commissioning Groups) and a Community Trust, CORTISONE looks to procure a full suite of healthcare software from multiple healthcare product/service suppliers, together with Design, Develop and Deliver services. It is anticipated that elements of the ecosystem will be re-competed on a regular basis to ensure the best solutions are being delivered to users, giving an ongoing opportunity for market players to get involved with the ecosystem on a long-term basis.

MOD is looking for a range of companies to engage with the programme, delivering a full suite of healthcare software to meet use-cases and patient-journey-defined functional requirements. With the modular nature of the procurement allowing innovation, all suppliers are encouraged to take a leading role in the delivery of functionality.

The CORTISONE Programme has engaged with suppliers through an Industry Day on 17 May 2018 and through a series of Discovery Days, where it has invited potential suppliers to present information on services and demonstrate products to relevant technical and business staff from the CORTISONE Programme.  These Discovery Days have addressed:

  • Primary Healthcare
  • Dental Healthcare
  • Integration Platforms
  • Enterprise Master Patient Index
  • Document Management

CORTISONE is also looking to the future and will exploit innovation to align with NHS strategy, virtualise healthcare and integrate with services across the healthcare sector. This may include telemedicine, patient record integration with the NHS and other patient databases and patient condition tracking.

Counter-Explosive Ordnance Industry Briefing, 6 February 2019

Date: 6 February 2019

Venue: MOD Main Building, Whitehall, London

The threat posed by Explosive Ordnance (EO) will continue to feature heavily in the operating environment of the future. The UK’s ability to counter this threat – whether it be posed by mines, Unexploded Explosive Ordnance (UXO), Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) or other Explosive Remnants of War (ERW) – requires a combined, joint, intra-governmental, inter-agency and multinational response that utilises all available levers to ensure our freedom of movement and action.

Technology proliferation and the associated sophistication of capabilities becoming available to the UK’s adversaries means that Defence’s relationship with Industry is more important than ever. Adopting an ethos of mutual understanding, enabled by close collaboration, will enable the UK to meet tomorrow’s EO threat.

Following last year’s extremely successful event hosted by DEODS, the Manoeuvre Support capability team from Army Headquarters – responsible for developing future capabilities in the Land Domain – will hold an Industry Briefing Day at MoD Main Building on Wednesday 6th February 2019. The theme for this year’s event is:

Countering tomorrow’s Explosive Ordnance threat – Joint Force 2025 and beyond

Focusing on future challenges the programme will include:

  • The future EO threat
  • Manoeuvre Support to Joint Force 2025
  • Innovation, future technologies and research & experimentation opportunities
  • Likely future C-EO capability requirements
  • Opportunities for Industry

The event will run from 09:30 to 16:30 at MoD Main Building, Whitehall, London SW1A 2HB. Details of an informal networking reception, to be held locally after the event, will be sent to attendees nearer the time.

Due to the nature of the briefings being delivered, attendance is restricted to personnel who hold SC clearance as a minimum.

To register for the event please complete a registration form.

Registration will close on Friday 25 January 2019.

Security Clearance details must be provided during registration and failure to provide accurate details may result in your registration being declined.

Queries should be directed to the event organiser:

Major John Newton, SO2 C-IED, Ground Manoeuvre Capability, Army Headquarters

John.newton875@mod.gov.uk

01264 886880

Discovery Day for Innovative Cloud Security Operations

Date:   16 November 2018

Times:   To be agreed with attendees

Venue:   Corsham, Wiltshire

The MODCloud Hosting Project wishes to invite potential suppliers to present information on services and demonstrate products to relevant technical and business staff from the programme.

This Discovery Day is intended to inform and validate the Service Operation Centre design and to refine the requirements. Note that beyond seeking technical clarifications or explanations of functionality attendees will not be able to enter into dialogue about the requirements as part of the Discovery Day.

This Discovery Day will focus on innovative Security Incident and Event Management and Security Orchestration & Automated Response solutions rather than traditional Security Operations Centres.  We are only interested in products (and related services) which deliver autonomous or semi-autonomous threat detection, prevention, and/or response.  These must be existing off-the-shelf products already operating in at least one live environment.

Suppliers able to demonstrate potentially suitable products are invited to request a place on the day by sending an email stating the products they intend to demonstrate and that they meet the criteria described above to: ISSComrcl-ASDT-Multiuser@mod.gov.uk no later than 10:00 on 9 November 2018. Further information will be supplied to confirmed attendees.

Responding to this announcement is voluntary and does not start the official procurement process for the requirement. Participation in the Discovery Day does not guarantee, or jeopardise, your inclusion in a future procurement exercise. It should be noted that all information released in relation to the Discovery Day is released on a without commitment basis, is subject to change and may not form part of any future procurement process.

No down-selection will take place as a consequence of any responses or interactions relating to the Discovery Day. Additionally, no information provided in response to this announcement or in relation to the Discovery Day will be used in any way for the purpose of evaluating suppliers or their products in any future procurement process.

 

What is MODCloud Hosting?

This is a project to update and modernise Defence’s approach to hosting software and data.  The service is currently in beta, and is intended to provide an ecosystem of hosting operations covering multiple networks that will allow user needs to be met more quickly and retain the ability to respond to change.

MODCloud is intended to include many digital/agile enabling features such as continuous test and integration capabilities and the ability to scale systems up and down as required.

Defence Academy, Business Skills College – Market Engagement Day, 22 November 2018

The purpose of this notice is to inform Potential Suppliers of a Market Engagement Day hosted by the Business Skills College of the Defence Academy on Thu 22nd November 2018.  The Business Skills College is interested in seeking Potential Suppliers’ views on the provision of a new academic capability and how this might best be met.  The Market Engagement Day will provide Potential Suppliers with background and detail behind the requirement and give them the opportunity to ask questions, network & engage with other Potential Suppliers and supporting services as well as to further inform the Authority’s thinking.

Background

The Business Skills College is part of the Defence Academy and provides business acumen training and education for military and civil service staff across Defence.  It also provides interventions suited to our wider Industry partners and Other Government Departments.

The course portfolio spans a range of specific business acumen disciplines that cover complex procurement through the lenses of commercial, financial, Project Delivery (including Project, Programme, Portfolio, Risk and Benefits), Through Life Logistic Support, and technical aspects such as Systems Safety, Quality Assurance, and Environmental.  It may also include the requirement for delivery of strategic leadership courses to international audiences.

The Business Skills College is looking for an organisation capable of designing, delivering and accrediting educational interventions, working collaboratively with the Defence Academy to provide an educational capability in support of its outputs.  Key to this will be innovative and blended learning solutions with flexible exit points, across the range of specified business acumen disciplines

This will be achieved through a collaborative and innovative approach which will enable and future proof the design, development and delivery of outputs to meet the emerging and future needs of Defence.  It will create a portfolio of function specific and cross-cutting learning interventions and modules that will meet Business as Usual needs, whilst ensuring that the outputs can be easily aligned to meet any emerging needs from the wider Defence Education Pathway (DEP) work being undertaken.  More specifically it will see a range of these are post-graduate level interventions leading to PG Cert, PG Dip, and MSc/MBA awards and the future model would seek a credit bearing, modularised approach to all post-graduate level delivery.

A Market Engagement Day will be held 10a.m. – 4p.m. on Thu 22nd November 2018 at the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, SHRIVENHAM, SN6 8LA.  Attendees should arrive no later than 9.30a.m. to allow for site access and parking.

It should be noted that in the instance of significant interest it may be necessary to restrict attendees per supplier to 1 or 2 representatives only. Therefore, please ensure that the most appropriate representatives from your organisation are put forward to attend the event.

Specific Details of the Event 

The day will involve presentations from the Authority, a working lunch followed by an afternoon session to have a group question and answer session and an opportunity for more detailed discussion.  These activities will in part contribute to a report on business model concept viability. The Authority is considering various commercial and business approaches to deliver the requirement and would welcome Potential Suppliers’ feedback.

Outputs from the industry day will be made available to all Potential Suppliers who registered an interest and / or attended the Market Engagement Day. There will be further opportunity for Potential Suppliers’ to comment/provide feedback prior to release of the outputs from the Market Engagement Day event.

To guarantee openness and transparency all outputs /reports associated with the Market Engagement Day will be provided as part of a prospective tender documentation pack, at the point when the Authority formally takes the requirement to market. Therefore, no technical, financial, or commercially sensitive information should be included in potential Supplier’s submissions/feedback from the Market Engagement Day. 

Event Registration 

Potential Suppliers wishing to register their interest in attending and participating in the Market Engagement Day, should express their interest to the Contracting Authority in writing by no later than 12:00 hours on Fri 16th November 2018 to both Sarah Allko (sarah.allko330@mod.gov.uk) and Ella Houghton (Ella.Houghton109@mod.gov.uk). An invitation letter will then be issued to the potential Supplier for registration purposes.

In issuing this Announcement and engaging with industry and academic institutions, the Authority is not committing to carry out any procurement in relation to the requirements stated in this announcement.

This announcement has been issued by the Authority for the purpose of seeking views from Potential Suppliers’ that wish to attend the Market Engagement Day and take part in a soft market testing in relation to the requirement described above.

Potential Suppliers’ who do not attend the Market Engagement Day will not be precluded from expressing an interest in the requirement at a future date.

In order to complete the necessary security & domestic arrangements all Potential Suppliers’ interested in attending the day must have registered their interest by 12:00 hours on Fri 16 November 2018 and completed the attendance return annex issued with the invitation letter by 13:00 hours on Mon 19th November 2018. 

MOD will not be liable to reimburse any costs incurred by any parties who respond to this notice or register any interest via the Contracting Authority.