Royal Navy seeks digital services partner

Written by Sam Trendall on 15 November 2019 in News
News

Transformation programme looks to appoint supplier to two-year contract worth up to £10m

Credit: Defence Images/Crown Copyright/CC BY-SA 2.0

The Royal Navy is seeking to appoint a digital services partner to help support an ongoing transformation programme.

The Nelson programme is dedicated to delivering digital transformation across the Navy. According to a newly published contract notice, it has already “stimulated cultural change and generated an increasing demand” for digitisation. This has led to a “bottleneck” of planned projects that, according to the Navy, “delays delivery, reduces benefits and undermines cultural change”.


Related content


To help relieve this situation, Nelson is seeking to appoint a tech supplier that can provide a core team to support digital initiatives for the next two years, as well as a reserve force of specialists that can be deployed to areas of high need at short notice.

Over a 24-month period – spanning from the end of the 2019/20 year to the early stages of 2021/22 – the Navy will spend at least £845,000. The upper limit of its budget is £9.69m.

“Nelson needs both a core team and scalable resource, responsive to incoming funded projects that can be run with a light touch as its responsibility and influence grows across defence,” it said. “[The supplier must] provide a flexible on-demand digital service to support the requirements capture of digital applications through the discovery phases of the digital life-cycle; rapidly spin-up digital delivery teams to develop applications to meet user needs to time and cost; support Nelson in knowledge transfer, developing digital leaders and building in-house digital capabilities to be an exemplar digital centre of excellence; [and] enable Nelson to transition to a more sustainable organisational footing with a more efficient means to secure its position in the mid [to] long term.”

Bids for the work are open until midnight on 18 November, ahead of a scheduled contract start date of 9 December. 

 

About the author

Sam Trendall is editor of PublicTechnology

Share this page

Tags

Categories

CONTRIBUTIONS FROM READERS

Please login to post a comment or register for a free account.

Related Articles

How big is the UK’s cyber skills gap?
7 July 2020

A major government-commissioned study found that about half of UK organisations are lacking basic security skills. PublicTechnology talks to the researchers behind to find out where the...

Gove believes Whitehall reform plans will not suffer because of close association with Cummings
7 July 2020

Cabinet Office minister said that, despite the controversy that often surrounds the PM’s top adviser, ‘people are interested in Dominic and his ideas’

Welcome to Cyber Week
6 July 2020

Introducing a dedicated week of features, interviews and exclusive research

Cyber national security: how the UK has prepared itself for major attacks
6 July 2020

We are approaching the fourth anniversary of the foundation of the NCSC and the threats it was created to respond to loom larger than ever. PublicTechnology examines the growth of the UK’...

Related Sponsored Articles

Interview: CyberArk EMEA chief on how government has become a security leader
29 May 2020

PublicTechnology talks to Rich Turner about why organisations need to adopt a ‘risk-based approach’ to security – but first make sure they get the basics right