18 Oct 2021

Event round-up: HMRC IT Strategy & Architecture Market Engagement Event

This event provided a chance for the HMRC TSP team to brief the market on the potential upcoming procurements for IT Strategy and Architecture.

On 13 October we were delighted to host one of the follow-up market engagement events following the HMRC Technology Sourcing Programme (TSP) launch event in October 2020. This event provided a chance for the TSP team to brief the market on the potential upcoming procurements for IT Strategy and Architecture.

TSP is a multi-year programme of work transforming and enabling how we deliver IT, utilise technology and work more effectively as an organisation. HMRC will migrate to a new IT vendor landscape in a phased approach. Supplier contracts will be regularly re-competed with greater disaggregation, reducing risk of incumbent advantage, resulting in an improved supply chain with the potential for many new suppliers, including SMEs.

This session allowed HMRC to set out to industry the approach and key components of the potential IT Strategy and Architecture procurements, including the vision, high-level requirements and indicative timeline. The broad IT Strategy and Architecture intent is to:

  • Procure a service provider with experience of developing an architecture function to support the Chief Technology and Design Office function as it continues to transition and transform beyond June 2022, providing support to the transformation of capabilities as well as providing services across the functional capabilities.
    • It is currently envisaged that the contract duration for transition will be 2 years with the option to extend by 1 year to support the transformation and standardisation of IT Strategy and Architecture, however supplier feedback from the market engagement will be considered.
  • Procure IT Strategy and Architecture services as required to support project requirements which will vary over time.

As HMRC look to disaggregate their contracts and move to a more agile environment HMRC is keen to access the best capabilities contained in the market and this event provided a great opportunity for the tech industry to learn more about the IT Stategy and Architecture procurement.