Home Office issues biometric tender
14 May 2018 15:33 GMT

Britain's Home Office has issued a tender for developing applications for its biometrics programme.

Application development projects are focused on delivering and supporting: the DNA solution, the Biometric Services (API) Gateway, access portal, and mobile solutions. Key technologies are: Java, JBoss Fuse, WebServices, Microservices and Postgres. The scope covers development and system testing.

The budget is expected to be £8M. The team is expected to flex in size to meet requirements. Capacity will vary but is currently in the region of 34 developers, testers, release managers and project managers. Depending on future demand it may drop down to 20 over the life of the contract.

The Home Office has existing biometrics systems whose contracts come to an end in 2019. The HOB programme aims to evolve these systems to provide continuity beyond 2019 and enhance their capability through a number of phases. This procurement will support the HOB Programme evolution of its systems and services, including the introduction of new services through the provision of an application development capability. It will provide the development capability for the programme to deliver robust and resilient solutions to meet the user requirements.

This procurement, detailed on the Digital Marketplace, will support the HOB Programme’s evolution of its systems and services, including the introduction of new services through the provision of an application development capability. It will also provide the development capability for the programme to deliver robust and resilient solutions to meet the user requirements.

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