Published date: 29 July 2020

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.

Closing: 25 August 2020

Contract summary


  • IT services: consulting, software development, Internet and support - 72000000

Location of contract

Any region

Value of contract

£350,000 to £351,000

Procurement reference


Published date

29 July 2020

Closing date

25 August 2020

Contract start date

12 October 2020

Contract end date

11 October 2025

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



The current system in use at DFRS since 2004 for the HR, Learning and Development data has been managed to enable us to provide information across the organisation with the use of over 100 workflows and transferring information across the infrastructure to support other systems. The HR System is considered the 'heart' of the employee information which passes through to essential software systems in use around the organisation for mobilising, risk reduction, payroll and reporting to name but a few. Further details can be found in Appendix 4.

The current supplier for the DFRS HR system provided notice in December 2017 that no further developments or investments would be made into the HR system in use. The supplier has since announced that support for the product will be discontinued from April 2022.

As a result of this understanding of the product nearing the end of life, DFRS instigated a project to undertake the feasibility study of how we would replace the HR System and ensure that we look to the market for the best fit solution.

About the buyer

Contact name

Julie Painter


Derbyshire Fire & Rescue Service
Ripley, Derbyshire


+44 1773 3085651


Closing: 25 August 2020