Published date: 30 November 2017

Closed early engagement

Closing date: 6 December 2017

Contract summary


  • Computer-related services - 72500000

Location of contract

Any region

Procurement reference


Published date

30 November 2017

Closing date

6 December 2017


This contract corresponds to the Strategic Central and Bureau Platform (SCBP) which is a key component of HOB. The SCBP project is delivering the continued Central and Bureau capability elements of the existing IABS (immigration and borders) and IDENT1 (law enforcement) systems.

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Home Office Biometric (HOB) Outline
The HOB programme focuses on ensuring continuation & enhancement of the Home Office's (HO) national biometric services. These manage unique, digitised & biometrically verified identities. The biometric modes currently employed are fingerprint, face & DNA. Business processes using these services include crime scene investigation, visa applications, passport applications, border control & counter-terrorism.
This contract corresponds to the Strategic Central&Bureau Platform (SCBP) which is a HOB key component. The SCBP project is delivering the continued Central & Bureau capability elements of the existing IABS (immigration & borders) & IDENT1 (law enforcement) systems.
Procurement Scope
Scope of SCBP procurement covers provision of the core components of the existing IABS & IDENT1 biometric systems after disaggregation of the matcher/mobile/bureau application & tools which are subject to separate procurement actions.
Engagement Description
HO wishes to hold a supplier day (the Event) prior to releasing the OJEU Contract Notice, SQ&ITT for the procurement of the future SCBP. This will be held in Central London; Tuesday December 12th 2:00-5:30 p.m. It is invitation only; details of how to apply as listed below.
The objectives for this market engagement exercise are to:
• Give suppliers a view of the HOB Programme's high level requirements for SCBP
• Give suppliers a view of the HOB Programme's technical approach for delivery of SCBP
• Describe the commercial approach & outline of the procurement timeline
• Understand any concerns suppliers may have about the approach being considered; whether there are any major risks issues or challenges present in this & how these may be avoided
• Solicit feedback on how the approach may be refined to allow alternative or innovative approaches to SCBP delivery
• Help ensure that the future procurement of the HOB Programme for SCBP is fair, unprejudiced & a competition in which suppliers feel encouraged to participate
If you wish to attend HO invites organisations to respond to this Notice by email to
Emails must include the registered company name address & prime contact name & details & a completed Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)(refer to 'Other Information' below).
Indicative dates (which are subject to change) for SCBP procurement:
• OJEU notice-Early 2018
• Contract Award-Late 2018
Other information
You must complete & return the attached NDA
Signed NDAs with attendee details must be returned by 5pm on 6th December 2017 when registration closes. Participation details will be sent to successful applicants.
Due to the venue's finite capacity responses (accompanied by signed NDAs) will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis. While we will e

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Strategic Central and Bureau Platform, Home Office Biometrics
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