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MoD hunts ISS integration partner to support Defence as a Platform  

Matteo Natalucci Published 27 November 2017

The estimated contract value for service integration partner to support DaaP Services Integration Office likely to be between £10m and £20m


The Ministry of Defence wants to procure the services of a service integration partner to support the Defence as a Platform (DaaP) Services Integration Office (DSIO).

Information Systems and Services (ISS) is the organisation within the MoD responsible for delivering the Defence Information Strategy, while DSIO is a team that manages ISS’ projects and programmes for the delivery of specific ICT services to ensure overall integration and coherence of ISS ICT services.

According to the tender, ISS itself wants to move away from current high-value, complex contracts to a more cost-efficient DaaP model with common architecture across all services, enabling smaller and more agile contracts to be placed.

The Service Integration Partner (SIP) will support DSIO and bring about a change in capability required to deliver the full benefits of the DaaP model, and manage an increasingly complex multi-sourcing service landscape. The estimated contract value is expected to be between £10m and £20m.

The partner will be expected to support the DSIO to ensure the requisite integration and coherence of the design, development and delivery of all DaaP services, through multiple transition states and ultimately into live service.

The new supplier will be expected to deliver a comprehensive knowledge transfer, upskilling and training programme to ensure that the DSIO is able to perform such service integration activities in-house in the future as well as delivering and maintaining a transparent, robust and coherent transition state model to ensure the viable delivery of ISS services.

The SIP contract term will be for two years, with the possibility of extension under a “one priced one-year” option. The term will include a transition period from an existing interim provision to the new supplier.

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