Digital and IT Professional Services (DIPS)

Enables you to access professional service requirements and recruit digital and IT resource. Available for MOD customers only.

Description

This agreement falls under the UK Defence and Security Public Contracts Regulations 2011 (DSPCR 2011). It is available only for use by the Ministry of Defence (MOD), following the rules of the Framework and call off procedure.

This agreement has multiple lots which are organised by capability and skills across the full IT spectrum.

Each lot has the flexibility to provide against a variety of requirements without needing a multi-lot approach. You will not be able to buy services across multiple lots within a single call off.

If you need to access services from multiple lots you will need to either:

  • place these as separate call offs within each lot
  • run a separate procurement (needed for very significant requirements only)

This agreement is available for up to 4 years. Call off contracts are not limited by duration. You have the ability to award short, medium or longer term arrangements that best suit your project needs.

No extensions are available for this agreement.

The services will be divided into six lots, each lot will consist of up to seven providers and a
full supplier list for each lot can be located on the DSP DIPS Framework SharePoint Page. For more information on products and services or how to buy from this agreement, read the relevant sections below.

Benefits

  • rationalisation of the Professional Services space will enable meaningful engagement with industry partners and SMEs
  • rationalisation will help MOD to become a better customer by streamlining and focusing efforts in one direction
  • pipeline sharing
  • suppliers assisting to shape the requirement 
  • a comprehensive set of Digital, ICT and Cyber capability and expertise
  • timely access to required capability and expertise
  • focused on outcomes to ensure that the right incentives and drivers are put in place for each requirement to ensure quality of delivery and control of costs and timescales

Carbon Reduction

All suppliers for this agreement have committed to comply with the Procurement Policy Note 06/21: 'Taking account of Carbon Reduction Plans in the procurement of major government contracts' as required. If a supplier is required to publish a carbon reduction plan, you can find it on their individual supplier details page.

Products and suppliers

There are 17 suppliers on this agreement

Lot 1: Solution, Enterprise & Tech Architecture, Data, Innovation Tech Assurance & KIM
Enterprise architecture is the practice of analysing, designing, planning and implementing enterprise analysis to successfully execute on MOD business strategies. Enterprise Architecture helps MOD businesses structure IT projects and policies to achieve the desired outcomes of customers.​​​​​​​

Knowledge and Information Management Ensures organisations have the policies, training, expertise and systems to manage their information and records in line with business need, legal and regulatory requirements and the information lifecycle. This includes understanding the flows and storage of information within and outside of an organisation from creation through to advising on destruction or permanent retention as a public record. This supports organisational activities by helping individuals to value, and appropriately apply, insights from organisational information.

Expires:

5 suppliers

Lot 2: Dev, Apps, UX, Dev Ops, Sys Design & App Support
Includes the development and support of customers’ requirements such as applications, software and the application of systems theory to MOD product development. Some of the roles expected to be sourced within this lot are: Software Developers, Microsoft Database Designers, Data Engineers, CRM Technical Specialists, Users Experience Designers, Solution Architects, Java DevOps Engineers and Microsoft DevOps Engineers.

Expires:

8 suppliers

Lot 3: Cyber Security, Crypto, Sec Ops & Integrated systems
The maintenance, support or design of secure system architecture, MOD cryptographic systems, the security for MOD systems or services and the interactions between MOD subsystems. This lot also includes the testing and evaluation of the technical and nontechnical security features of MOD IT systems.

Some of the roles that will be provided within this lot are: Security Architects, System Pen Testers, Security Systems Engineers, Security Assurance Accreditors and Ethical Hackers.

Expires:

6 suppliers

Lot 4: Infrastructure Data Centre, Hardware engineers & Telecoms
Advice on the modelling of strategic level activity for infrastructure data centre and on the design, provision and management of telecommunication infrastructure. This lot also includes engineers to study existing MOD models and structures in order to detect flaws and inconsistencies as well as pinpoint areas of improvement.

Some of the roles expected to be sourced within this lot are: Infrastructure Engineers, Network Architects, Network Engineers, Storage Management STMG, Facilities Management DCMA and Incident Management USUP

Expires:

2 suppliers

Lot 5: Project, Programme and Portfolio Management (P3M)
This lot aims to ensure the efficient and effective utilisation of Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M) resources within the MOD. The Function is responsible for PM policy and process as well as the deployment of P3M resource. Within the MOD, Portfolio, Programme and Project Managers are accountable for the delivery of outcomes.

Some of the roles that will be provided within this lot are: Scrum Masters, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Programme Leads, Reporting and MI Designers, Data Analysts and Data Scientists

Expires:

7 suppliers

Lot 6: Intelligence Solutions
The provision of system engineering, architecture and acquisition skills related to complex CIS delivery. This lot also includes knowledge of the C4ISR domain and technical knowledge of the SGB and enables effective and efficient direction, collation, processing and dissemination of Secret and Above Secret Intelligence.

Some of the roles expected to be sourced within this lot are: Security Architects, System Pen Testers, Security Systems Engineers, Ethical Hackers and Security Assurance Coordinators.

Expires:

5 suppliers

How to buy

If you wish to use this agreement you should access the DSP SharePoint page. This page includes a variety of guidance documents which will help you to understand the framework process and develop your tender documents.

You can buy from this agreement by holding a further competition. In extenuating circumstances and with commercial approval, you may be able to direct award.

When running a further competition you must invite and consider all suppliers within the relevant lot.

To get the link to the DSP SharePoint page, or to ask for support if needed, email UKStratComDD-CM-CCT-Group@mod.gov.uk