Report for September 2020

Report Date
September 2020

During September,

The project budget will be increased by 10 days to fund the additional effort for ACS042 - Delivered Catering Procurement 

Work is on-going with regards system integrations with People and Money 

Work is on-going to determine further methods to assist in stabilising the process to support students self-isolating 



Forward Look 

Resource Position 


Section Two: Projects Not Started


Project Info Programme Managers Commentary





Delivered Catering Implementation

Section Three: Projects in Progress


Project Info Project Managers Commentary


Delivered Catering Procurement 

Category: Discretionary

Sponsor Funded 


Milestone Due Date
Award Contract 23-Oct-2020
Conclude Contract 13-Nov-2020
Close 27-Nov-2020


Rag Status:  Amber 

Report by Andy Stewart for September 2020

Achievements This Period

  • Procurement 
    • The bidders evaluation process has commenced and to-date the following sections have been completed 
      • Support and Maintenance
      • Accessibility
      • Information Security
      • Implementation and Training 
  • The remaining consensus meetings have now been rescheduled for the first two weeks in October 
  • On-going discussions with People and Money to determine if any new procured system can be integrated within the current People and Money timelines 
  • A new procurement lead has been assigned to the project and will oversee the consensus meetings


  • Due to the additional workload associated with covid-19, there has been the requirement to extend the consensus period by a further two weeks to enable the Delivered Catering team additional time to complete the consensus with regards to 
    • Usability 
    • Road Map 
    • Functional Requirements
  • Due to the project timescales extending and some underestimation of the time required to complete the technical consensus, there has been the requirement to extend the budget  for 20/21 by 10 days
  • There is a concern that the implementation of a newly procured solution may not fall into the current People and Money project schedules 

Next Steps

  • Complete the tender evaluation process 
  • Determine preferred supplier 
  • Clarify People and Money timescales to enable integration with Delivered Catering 

Section Four: Closed or Withdrawn Projects


Project Info Project Managers Commentary


Section Five: Programme Risks

The Risk 9 - Programme Management budget for 2019-20 being exceeded has been closed - programme budget not exceeded for the year

Date Updated Risk Ref. Programme Risks RAG Status Risk Owner
12/10/20 11

Disruption from the current Novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak

Amber Claire Barnish
12/10/20 12 ACE System Integrations with People and Money RED Claire Barnish

Section Six : Programme Meeting Minutes

The minutes from the programme meetings since July 2018 can be located on the Accommodation Catering and Events SharePoint site


Programme Status
RAG Status
Has formal escalation taken place?


Not available.