Overview

WFD is looking to procure expertise to assist with the analysis and development of it’s Microsoft SharePoint Online system.

This procurement comprises two components:

  1. SharePoint Systems analysis – WFD requires a SharePoint Systems Analyst to assess the current SharePoint configuration and provide specific recommendations as to how to modify and simplify the workflow and architecture of the sites, including any integration with the CRM system, Financial Management system and HR system where possible.
  2. SharePoint development and ongoing ad-hoc SharePoint support – Subject to WFD’s acceptance of the recommendations, build the solution specified in point 1 and provide ongoing development of the system, on a non-exclusive basis, as required throughout the duration of the contract.

Information on how to bid for this tender, including full specification and terms and conditions, can be found in the full Invitation to Tender (ITT) document:

CLICK HERE – Invitation to Tender: SharePoint Analyst and developer

Whilst this ITT specifically focuses on SharePoint Development, WFD is running this ITT in parallel with a further 3: Financial Management System, CRM System and HR Information System. It is recognised that some vendors may be able to fulfill more than one of these requirements, therefore proposals that cover more than one ITT are also welcomed. Please ensure that the relevant ITT reference number(s) (as shown on page 1 of the ITT document) are clearly referenced in any bid.

Supplier questions and answers will be published at the bottom of this post throughout the bidding phase – please check back regularly for updates. 

Closing date: 17:00 GMT 15 February 2019

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Supplier Q&A

Q: From your SharePoint tender document you mention ‘WFD would expect the maximum value of phase 1 to not exceed £5,000 (5-10 days), with an indicative daily rate of £450 + VAT for phase 2.’ You also ask for tender submissions to include team details indicating you are expecting bids from professional companies rather than contractors. We’ve found it challenging to get single contractors for under £500, with professional companies costing more than this. Can you confirm if you are expecting responses just from contractors? 

A: The budget for phase 1 is fairly rigid, WFD have completed much of the preparatory work including process mapping and capturing requirements so the consultant will not be starting from scratch. 

The indicative rate for phase 2 is based on our prior experience, however WFD remains open to offers from professional companies (and indeed the right individual) that exceed this. The proposal would need to represent clear value for money vs that of an individual consultant.