Digital transformation - update
So the requirements are complete and an invitation to tender (ITT) has gone out - what does this mean for us as an organisation?
It means that the systems we need to improve the way we work have been placed on a government site where suppliers of the enterprise resource planning and customer relations management systems can see we're in the market.
What will happen next?
Suppliers will start to look through the ITTs, which contain the requirements we've gathered, and have the chance to ask us questions and clarify exactly what it is we're looking for. If they feel they're able to meet our requirements they will submit a tender that fully explains how the systems they provide could work for us.
What is the role of Shropshire staff in all of this?
When suppliers submit these tenders, we'll evaluate them and ask for clarification of any part of their suggested solution.
To carry out this evaluation we'll form panels to review and evaluate these responses against a robust set of marking criteria.
As the first phase of the evaluation process comes to an end, we'll shortlist the top three suppliers, who will progress to the second phase. This second phase of the process involves supplier demonstrations of their solution, in test scenarios Shropshire business teams have written. This phase will also involve public sector or council reference site visits.
The second phase will culminate in Shropshire being able to select the best suppliers of the enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management solutions, and ultimately suppliers being awarded contracts to provide the solutions we're looking for. This process will take us through to the beginning of May 2017.
Stay tuned folks, change is afoot…