On Thursday 30 June from 9:30 - 12:30 we are delighted to be hosting the Home Office's Data Services & Analytics (DSA) Unit Team. The DSA Unit intends to put in place a new contract for the provision of end-to-end Data Product Development and Associated Services across DSA's current and future portfolio of products and customers.

The contract will be awarded to a single Service Provider over a maximum 5 years (4 + 1 year) term. The contract value is anticipated to be for up to a maximum of £40m over the initial term.

DSA products are growing in their uptake and business-criticality. They are at various stages of maturity and are becoming more reusable, with more shared code, and are becoming more able to serve multiple Home Office customers rather than single business areas. Thus, there is a need to grow and mature existing products and to build on the development work done already to deliver new products and services to the wider Home Office.

The Service Provider will be required to provide product team(s) that can deliver new products and enhance existing products. Initially the requirement will be to deliver products focussed on Border Force needs, with this focus then growing to include multiple Home Office customer areas. The Service Provider will be proficient with cloud-based technologies, building and using data pipelines and large data sets, using Agile methodologies, and they will also provide third-line support and DevOps product support.

Please note: The Home Office intends to conduct this formal Early Market Engagement (EME) event with all Lot 1 Suppliers from RM6263, Digital Specialist and Programmes (DSP) Framework. Suppliers not on this Framework may attend the event but should the Home Office decide to proceed down this route, would need to partner with a Framework supplier to bid.

The event will: 

• Provide suppliers with an overview of the requirement, bidding process and aim to address any initial questions.
• Be held remotely via Microsoft Teams.

Make sure to book your place!

Ellie Huckle

Ellie Huckle

Programme Manager, Central Government, techUK

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!

Email:
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Phone:
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Heather Cover-Kus

Heather Cover-Kus

Head of Central Government Programme, techUK

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.

Email:
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LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/heather-cover-kus-ba636538

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Jill Broom

Programme Manager, Cyber Security and Central Government, techUK

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.

With an MA(Hons) in American Studies from the University of Edinburgh, Jill continues to be fascinated by the history and politics of the USA. Otherwise, outside of work, she can be found up a hill, swimming in a loch or curled up with a good book.

Email:
[email protected]
Twitter:
@honeybroom
Website:
www.techuk.org
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jill-broom-19aa824

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Julia Ofori-Addo

Julia Ofori-Addo

Programme Assistant, Central Government, DCF, Financial Services, CISG, UK SPF, Nations and Regions, techUK

Julia Ofori-Addo supports the Digital Connectivity Forum and a range of techUK Market Programmes such as; Central Government, Financial Services, Communications Infrastructure and Services, UK Spectrum Policy Forum as well as the Nations and Regions Programme with the secretariat and event support, research and communication.

Julia is a bilingual – German and English native. Prior to joining techUK, Julia worked as an IT Team Administrator at Interxion Ltd (data center) supporting and coordinating teams with the Incident Management Protocols (IMP), auditing and reporting procedures and processes and assisting senior management with various secretarial/administrative duties. She has exceptional experience in handling and updating in-house database systems and a proven track record of demonstrating strong interpersonal skills.

Julia is a graduate at the University of Kent with a BSc in Computer Science and Business Administration. In her personal time, she enjoys current affairs discussions, going to the gym and travelling.

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[email protected]
Twitter:
@techUK
Website:
www.techuk.org
LinkedIn:
https://www.linkedin.com/in/julia-ofori-addo/

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