Event round-up: HMRC DALAS Framework Market Engagement Event
On Tuesday 6 September 2022 from 10.00 to 12.30, techUK was delighted to welcome Crown Commercial Service (CCS) and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) for a hybrid supplier briefing ahead of the scheduled Selection Questionnaire release in September. As well as notifying the market of a new framework, CCS and HMRC were keen to understand the market's interest in joining the framework and to answer any questions.
HMRC is building a digital tax system powered by the latest technology - high-quality digital services that are flexible, resilient and responsive enough to keep pace with rapid social, economic and technological change, which will be easier and simpler for our customers and colleagues to use.
CCS and HMRC are joining together to create a framework initially for HMRC’s future Digital and Legacy Applications Services (DALAS) requirements. The DALAS framework is a multi-supplier, multi-year project of work. It will change the way HMRC delivers IT application services for the next generation and how it utilises technology in ways that enable HMRC to work more effectively as an organisation and deliver better services for our customers.
The DALAS framework will:
- Allow HMRC to migrate its application services to a new multi-supplier, multi-year framework in a phased approach;
- use agile ways of working, increase the speed to market of specific work packages, and improve competition throughout the framework term; and
- improve the engagement and use of the supply chain with the potential for many new suppliers, removing barriers to entry for small and medium enterprises (SMEs).
CCS and HMRC will engage the services of an increased number of suppliers with significant expertise in managing and developing application services as they progress to the next stage of an agile environment. This session allowed CCS and HMRC to set out to suppliers the vision to create a new multi-supplier, multi-year framework and to provide further information on high-level requirements, timelines, and routes to market.
Attendees heard from Dr Philip Orumwense, Commercial Director and Chief Procurement Officer for Technology at CCS who reiterated CCS' support for the DALAS Framework agreement, which they hope will support the public sector's strategic approach to migrating from legacy applications and provide a cost-effective approach to support in the provision of more cost effective and innovative solutions.
Attendees then heard an introduction from Lee Pelling, HMRC Deputy IT Commercial Director, a DALAS Framework Level Commercial Overview from Mike Hannon, CCS Head of Technology Service, Cyber and Transport Technology, the HMRC view of the DALAS Framework from Phil Disbury, HMRC Associate Director IT Commercial, and a video message from Tom Skalycz, HMRC Chief Technology Officer, CDIO, on the CDIO journey and DALAS alignment. This was followed by an overview of the CDIO strategies and technologies, the DALAS contract features and further information, and next steps.
The event was followed by a question and answer session.
You can view the recording of the event and download the slides below:
Heather is Head of Central Government Programme at techUK, working to represent the supplier community of tech products and services to Central Government.
Prior to joining techUK in April 2022, Heather worked in the Economic Policy and Small States Section at the Commonwealth Secretariat. She led the organisation’s FinTech programme and worked to create an enabling environment for developing countries to take advantage of the socio-economic benefits of FinTech.
Before moving to the UK, Heather worked at the Office of the Prime Minister of The Bahamas and the Central Bank of The Bahamas.
Heather holds a Graduate Diploma in Law from BPP, a Masters in Public Administration (MPA) from LSE, and a BA in Economics and Sociology from Macalester College.
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Ellie joined techUK in March 2018 as a Programme Assistant to the Public Sector team and now works as a Programme Manager for the Central Government Programme.
The programme represents the supplier community of technology products and services in Central Government – in summary working to make Government a more informed buyer, increasing supplier visibility in order to improve their chances of supplying to Government Departments, and fostering better engagement between the public sector and industry. To find out more about what we do, how we do this and how you can get involved – make sure to get in touch!
Prior to joining techUK, Ellie completed Sixth Form in June 2015 and went on to work in Waitrose, moved on swiftly to walking dogs and finally, got an office job working for a small local business in North London, where she lives with her family and their two Bengal cats Kai and Nova.
When she isn’t working Ellie likes to spend time with her family and friends, her cats, and enjoys volunteering for diabetes charities. She has a keen interest in writing, escaping with a good book and expanding her knowledge watching far too many quiz shows!
Jill is techUK’s Programme Manager for Cyber Security and Central Government, supporting the work of both programme teams and promoting better engagement between the public and tech sectors.
Prior to joining techUK, Jill worked as a Senior Caseworker for an MP, advocating for local communities, businesses and individuals, so she is particularly committed to techUK’s vision of harnessing the power of technology to improve people’s lives. Jill is also an experienced editorial professional and has delivered copyediting and writing services for public-body and SME clients as well as publishers.
Matthew joined techUK in August 2023 as a Programme Assistant, supporting the Telecoms and Central Government markets, as well as the Digital Connectivity and Spectrum Policy Fora.