July 23rd, 2021
Calling on the expertise, advice and support of a wide variety of university stakeholders, the Digital Core project team are undertaking a detailed procurement process to select a new HR, Finance and Procurement system(s) and a suitable partner to support the implementation.
As part of this procurement, the team are carefully considering how the solution will enable service improvements to benefit all our staff.
The previous Digital Core project update highlighted how 237 colleagues from across the university played a key role in building a statement of requirements for the new system(s) and capabilities that will underpin our HR, Finance and Procurement services and ways of working in the future.
As the project team move into the later stages of this procurement over the summer, they wanted to provide you with an insight into the detailed procurement process they have been working through this year, in order to help select the best solution for the university:
Laura Henshaw, HR Management Information and Systems Manager, was part of the team evaluating the proposals and shares her experience: “I was really excited to be part of a team responsible for evaluating and engaging in dialogue with potential partners. The evaluation process itself was quite intensive, with lots of documents and spreadsheets to read and evaluate.
“The process has given me a good insight into the improvements we will be able to achieve once the new system is implemented, together with a greater understanding of the adjustments we will need to make to our processes and existing ways of working to maximise those benefits.”
A process of detailed dialogue with the four shortlisted potential partners has now begun. This will be followed with a final evaluation which the project team hope to complete in October 2021.
The project team continue to be committed to engaging with colleagues from the wider university in this procurement. The shortlisted partners will be demonstrating their solutions in September and if you would like to be part of the team reviewing the solutions, please see the Digital Core SharePoint site for details on how to submit an expression of interest.
If you have any questions or feedback, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*This number was updated on 8 October 2021. Please accept our apologies for the previous error.
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