On the 18 January 2024 at 14:00 – 16:00, techUK is delighted to be hosting the Home Office Crossing the Border Services (CtB) team for a hybrid market engagement event.
Part of the Migrations and Borders Technology Portfolio (MTBP), within the Home Office's Digital Data & Technology directorate (DDaT), the team is responsible for a number of products that control the way the Home Office secures and manages the flow of people and goods across the UK border. CtB will be sharing their business and technology strategies and provide the market with an early view of the requirements for the future services.
The objective of the briefing is to give potential delivery partner(s) the opportunity to understand Crossing the Border service’s future procurement requirements in respect of application development, maintenance and support and inter-related platform services delivered through an established agile delivery model.
The briefing will cover:
- The current service, including technologies and delivery model
- Future services roadmap, including perceived challenges and risks
- Home Office minimum requirements for a future partner(s)
- Potential Timescales for future procurement
Home Office seeks
- To gain an understanding on the market appetite for this type of services to support further market engagement events and activities.
- To gain initial feedback on the scope of services and on supplier’s experience especially in relation to challenges and risks
- To listen to ideas and appetite on how future services can be delivered meeting our stated objectives
There will be the opportunity for questions and answers.
For suppliers who attend the event, in the week commencing 22 January, there will be an opportunity for individual meetings with the Home Office to discuss the requirements in further detail. All meetings will be subject to a Home Office defined Non-Disclosure Agreement.
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!
Annie joined techUK as the Programme Manager for Cyber Security and Central Government in September 2023.
Prior to joining techUK, Annie worked as an Account Manager at PLMR Healthcomms, a specialist healthcare agency providing public affairs support to a wide range of medical technology clients. Annie also spent time as an Intern in an MPs constituency office and as an Intern at the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed.
Annie graduated from Nottingham Trent University, where she was an active member of the lacrosse society.
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Ella joined techUK in November 2023 as a Markets Team Assistant, supporting the Justice and Emergency Services, Central Government and Financial Services Programmes.
Before joining the team, she was working at the Magistrates' Courts in legal administration and graduated from the University of Liverpool in 2022. Ella attained an undergraduate degree in History and Politics, and a master's degree in International Relations and Security Studies, with a particular interest in studying asylum rights and gendered violence.
In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, watching true crime documentaries, travelling, and making her best attempts to become a better cook.
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