HMRC is seeking "transformation expertise" in order to exit Aspire in 2017.
HMRC is offering a two-year, £20m contract for a partner with "experience of managing large post-merger work force integrations and the significant people and cultural issues that arise".
HMRC needs an injection of strategic-level experience and capacity to support people and culture transformation.
The tender, which is also issued in the name of HMRC's chief digital and information officer (CDIO) Mark Dearnley, says it requires a Programme Management Office to undertake the management aspects of the programme.
HMRC is quoted by Government Computing saying that it envisages that the "lead transformation partner will provide leadership of the PMO and work alongside HMRC employees."
Basically Whitehall doesn't believe that HMRC has the ability to achieve that exit without external expertise.
A supplier event is to be held in London in the week commencing 8th June 2015, with bidders warned to expect that after evaluation, they may be required to attend an interview in London week commencing 20th July 2015.
The contract will begin barely a month later, on 1st September (how the fark will HMRC be able to evaluate the tenders so quickly?) and is due to end on 31st August 2017.
Those interested may apply here.
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