Potential opportunities for majority women owned businesses

Potential opportunities for majority women owned businesses

WEConnect International is a corporate-led non-profit and their goal is to connect more majority women owned businesses (those that are at least 51% owned, managed and controlled by one or more women) into the corporate supply chain. Their corporate members represent $700 billion in annual purchasing power and are true pioneers in inclusive sourcing and global supplier development. More information can be found on their website:

WEConnect currently has the following business opportunities within the UK public sector – if you are a majority owned women’s business with proven, hands-on experience of delivery within the UK public sector – central and/or local government, please get in touch with Maggie Berry, Executive Director for Europe. Clearly state which number of opportunity you’re interested in and include your website address and a brief overview of your specific and relevant experience for that opportunity that your business has gained in the UK public sector. Maggie can be reached or + 44 7776 302 906.

1) Provide business process design, concept of operation, concept of use and concept of employment of technology, organisational design capabilities within the context of national security (not cyber security) and UK policing
2) Microsoft CRM design, configuration and implementation capabilities
3) Technical/solution training requirements analysis, design and training delivery
4) Consultancy and/or solutions expertise in biometrics, digital forensics and border systems
5) Information management and analytics particularly installation, configuration and integration and use of HP’s Autonomy and Vertica tools within the national security and policing arena
6) Provide mobile applications/development for borders, police and national security designed to run on Android, IPOC and Windows 8 mobility platforms
7) Project management office and project management services
8) Design and operate benefits management and realisation solutions as part of a wider programme of work
9) CLAS consultancy – you will need to be a CESG listed advisor
10) Debt management/payment collections
11) Education reform/delivery consultancy – this work is primarily for the higher and further education sectors and they’re interested in general education policy experience (central and/or local government)
12) Adult social care consultancy – they are looking for experience of policy delivery within local government
13) Local government consultancy – including policy reform
14) Online and digital marketing – businesses will need experience of working with local government bodies
15) Change management consultancy – businesses will need a track record of providing consultancy to central and/or local government bodies
16) Network infrastructure/communications
17) Data networks/data centres
18) Change configuration release management (CCRM)
19) Service design and transition
20) Security – software development e.g. security vetting, design/planning/implementation of secure infrastructure – they are looking for a proprietary software solution (rather than physical security vetting)
21) Service desk
22) Third party contract management
23) Application development

In addition, there is another opportunity from WEConnect International corporate members in Europe:

Direct Debit Service Provision
Seeking a diverse supplier who could take part in the Request for Proposal to find an IT company able to provide a direct debit service for a major UK government agency. The scope of the opportunity to provide these services includes: software and licenses; implementation services and on-going product support and maintenance. The service with the successful supplier will run from July 2014 to July 2015, with an option to extend for a further 12 month period. The scope of this ITT is for the provision of a system for the:

  • A direct debit Creation Service which will initially be offered online and via locations on the high street.
  • The creation of the direct debit instruction (DDI) will be via the Automated Direct Debit Instruction Service (AUDDIS).
  • Creation of payment schedules and sending e-mail schedules
  • Storage of customer details predicated on the assumption that the government agency will be able to view customer detail and update personal data via an application interface.
  • Managing monthly direct debit payment & collection processes.
  • Financial  reconciliation and refunding overpayments via a direct credit function including notification of payment failures and failure reasons
  • Financial reconciliation and all processes therein



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