The Police and Crime Commissioner for Sussex is seeking applications for the development and delivery of a joint Surrey and Sussex police intranet solution.
Both forces currently have independent intranets. Sussex’s is built on a 15 year old CMS which is no longer supported and needs intervention.
The existing system is regarded as unstable, poor at delivering internal communications and cannot be accessed effectively via mobile devices.
According to the opportunity published on the Digital Outcomes and Specialists marketplace , even though Surrey’s intranet is relatively new, it was built on a poor implementation of SharePoint with architectural issues and also not responsive.
A joint intranet is expected to help drive better collaboration, enhance internal communications both within and across both police forces and allow access from any device from desktops and laptops to tablets and smartphones.
Some suppliers have already been engaged through pre-market engagement to understand what information should be provided in the RFP.
The supplier will primarily be required to work in Sussex and from their own premises but will be flexible and able to attend meetings and workshops in Sussex and Surrey and to work with the programme team in Lewes, East Sussex where required.
Interested suppliers will be expected to have a proven record of delivery of delivery of intranet platform across collaborative partnership, including specifically, the police or other blue light organisations that have delivered technical solution(s) linked to performance improvements and outcomes.
They should also have experience in SharePoint specification, deployment, implementation and development and, evidence of technical implementation solution work.
The supplier will work with a small team, which includes but not limited to programme director, project manager, and subject matter experts from both forces.
The expected contract length for 24 months includes development and on-going support. The closing date for applications is 6 September 2017.
The latest start date for the project is 1 November 2017.