Understand the UK public sector market like never before with Tussell Insight. Book a demo of the full platform now

Awarded Award notice

The Home Office acting through UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) is the Authority procuring FES (UK). UKVI's strategic ambition for FES (UK) is to create a streamlined, digitised and accessible application service, whilst offering a choice for customers in how they experience that service and facilitate opportunities to generate revenue that align with customer demand. UKVI's ambition is to move, where appropriate, to a self-service, digital experience for all parts of the application process. UKVI believes that there is a role...

The Home Office acting through UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) is the Authority procuring FES (UK). UKVI's strategic ambition for FES (UK) is to create a streamlined, digitised and accessible application service, whilst offering a choice for customers in how they experience that service and facilitate opportunities to generate revenue that align with customer demand. UKVI's ambition is to move, where appropriate, to a self-service, digital experience for all parts of the application process. UKVI believes that there is a role for a commercial supplier in achieving this ambition within the UK and particularly to diversify the offer, deliver efficiency and enhance the customer experience. The services in the scope of this procurement fall into three main categories; • core services, • priority services, and • added value services. These services will be contracted for a three year period with an option for the Authority to extend for up to two additional years. Core Services • Biometric capture, • Identity check, and • Digitisation of supporting evidence. The FES (UK) Supplier will be required to provide the biometric capture hardware and software and transmit individuals' biometric data in a way that reconciles with the Authority systems.
3 / 5
All identity documents and supporting evidence will be checked and digitised or electronically sourced and transmitted in a way that reconciles with Authority systems. The FES (UK) Supplier will be required to provide the digitisation or electronic sourcing solution and any hardware and software. The FES (UK) Supplier will undertake an identity check to confirm the customer has the same details and physical appearance as the identity document photo. The FES (UK) Supplier is encouraged to deliver a mixed economy and continue to innovatively develop solutions, as technology and customer behaviour evolves over the term. These may include mobile, on-demand and self-service solutions for any core services. Priority Services The FES (UK) Supplier will be required to support UKVI Priority services that provide faster decision alternatives to the standard service. They will be required to identify Priority service customers and ensure service interaction is undertaken in line with UKVI defined timescales. Added Value Services The FES (UK) Supplier will provide optional services which a customer may choose to purchase in addition to the Core services in order to supplement and/or enhance their experience (referred to as Added Value Services (AVS)). The FES (UK) Supplier will be expected to develop and continually evolve its range of AVS, through its knowledge of the market. Existing demand for such services, that may be related to or are in addition to but do not form part of the Core services, will be shared by the Authority. These AVS are expected to generate a revenue stream. The AVS could offer additional convenience, comfort and assistance to customers and could include variations on delivery of Core services a

Read more...

Contract status:

Award notice - awarded

Contract value:

£0 - 94M

Contract can renew:

No

Contract type:

Services

Contract sectors:

  • Data-processing services
  • General public services
  • Data-processing services
  • General public services

Contract locations:

  • East Midlands
  • East Of England
  • London
  • North East
  • North West
  • East Midlands
  • East Of England
  • London
  • North East
  • North West
  • South East
  • South West
  • West Midlands
  • Yorkshire And The Humber
  • See 4 more...

Framework contract:

No

Contract suitable for SME:

No

Contract suitable for VCO:

No


Contract notice published:

8 April 2019

Contract tender deadline:

13 April 2018

Contract start:

13 April 2019

Contract end:

29 November 2021

Contract duration:

2 years, 8 months


Contract value awarded:

£94M

Contract awarded

13 April 2018

Supplier name City Region Country SME Award value
Sopra Steria Limited Hemel Hempstead East Of England United Kingdom No £94M