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TPG SERVICES LIMITED

Resource and Schedule Optimisation

tpgroup's Resource and Schedule Optimisation tool (Optimiser) is a dynamic decision support tool for organisations that need to plan capacity and optimise the availability of critical resources within their enterprise. Optimiser enables the optimised scheduling and allocation of critical resources (e.g. operators, equipment, etc.) based upon environmental circumstances in real-time.

Features

  • Applies metaheuristic approach to rapidly explore large-scale, multidimensional decision spaces
  • Reconfigurable based on enterprise priorities (e.g. productivity, costs, etc.)
  • Responds to environmental circumstances (e.g. lead times, demand, etc.)
  • Dynamic and rapid rescheduling and reallocation of resources in real-time
  • Ability to explore different (what-if) scenarios
  • Ability to trade-off accuracy versus immediacy of decision making
  • Supports business continuity planning – assessing enterprise resilience
  • Supports long-term planning and allocation of resources
  • Supports organisational design – determining the optimal investment
  • Works across enterprise, either single or multiple sites

Benefits

  • Maximise enterprise agility - flexibility & responsiveness to change
  • Minimise carbon footprint
  • Maximise enterprise resilience - reduce vulnerability to change
  • Minimise costs
  • Maximise resource utilisation
  • Minimise time taken
  • Minimise spares holdings
  • Maximise productivity
  • Faster than traditional tools (15s Vs 3Hrs)
  • Support open standards - agnostc of input data

Pricing

£0.00 a licence a month

Service documents

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Framework

G-Cloud 13

Service ID

9 9 6 0 8 5 1 7 7 3 3 3 6 6 7

Contact

TPG SERVICES LIMITED Luke Tucker
Telephone: 07710 711 983
Email: frameworks@tpgroup.uk.com

Service scope

Software add-on or extension
No
Cloud deployment model
Private cloud
Service constraints
We carry out regular planned maintenance and product updates to our services to ensure customers are using the most secure and up-to-date version. We provide our customers with an agreed notice period for any planned downtime of a service.
System requirements
  • Microsoft Windows 10
  • Processor: 1.6GHz x64-based processor
  • Installed Memory (RAM): 8GB
  • System Type: 64-bit Operating System

User support

Email or online ticketing support
No
Phone support
Yes
Phone support availability
9 to 5 (UK time), Monday to Friday
Web chat support
No
Onsite support
Yes, at extra cost
Support levels
This will be agreed with user at point of contract.
Support available to third parties
No

Onboarding and offboarding

Getting started
This will be agreed at point of contract. Examples include on site training, online training and user documentation.
Service documentation
Yes
Documentation formats
PDF
End-of-contract data extraction
This will be agreed at point of contract, this is likely to take the form of CSV File export.
End-of-contract process
This will be agreed at point of contract.

Using the service

Web browser interface
No
Application to install
Yes
Compatible operating systems
Windows
Designed for use on mobile devices
No
Service interface
No
User support accessibility
None or don’t know
API
No
Customisation available
No

Scaling

Independence of resources
As part of the implementation an agreed level of dedicated resource will be allocated to the users requirement.

Analytics

Service usage metrics
No

Resellers

Supplier type
Not a reseller

Staff security

Staff security clearance
Conforms to BS7858:2019
Government security clearance
Up to Developed Vetting (DV)

Asset protection

Knowledge of data storage and processing locations
Yes
Data storage and processing locations
United Kingdom
User control over data storage and processing locations
Yes
Datacentre security standards
Complies with a recognised standard (for example CSA CCM version 3.0)
Penetration testing frequency
At least once a year
Penetration testing approach
Another external penetration testing organisation
Protecting data at rest
Physical access control, complying with another standard
Data sanitisation process
Yes
Data sanitisation type
  • Explicit overwriting of storage before reallocation
  • Deleted data can’t be directly accessed
Equipment disposal approach
Complying with a recognised standard, for example CSA CCM v.30, CAS (Sanitisation) or ISO/IEC 27001

Data importing and exporting

Data export approach
CSV Files
Data export formats
CSV
Data import formats
CSV

Data-in-transit protection

Data protection between buyer and supplier networks
  • Private network or public sector network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway
Data protection within supplier network
  • TLS (version 1.2 or above)
  • IPsec or TLS VPN gateway

Availability and resilience

Guaranteed availability
This is agreed with users at point of contract.
Approach to resilience
This information is available on request.
Outage reporting
This is agreed with users at point of contract.

Identity and authentication

User authentication needed
Yes
User authentication
Username or password
Access restrictions in management interfaces and support channels
This information is available on request.
Access restriction testing frequency
At least once a year
Management access authentication
2-factor authentication

Audit information for users

Access to user activity audit information
No audit information available
Access to supplier activity audit information
No audit information available
How long system logs are stored for
User-defined

Standards and certifications

ISO/IEC 27001 certification
No
ISO 28000:2007 certification
No
CSA STAR certification
No
PCI certification
No
Cyber essentials
Yes
Cyber essentials plus
Yes
Other security certifications
Yes
Any other security certifications
  • Cyber Essentials
  • Cyber Essentials Plus

Security governance

Named board-level person responsible for service security
Yes
Security governance certified
Yes
Security governance standards
Other
Other security governance standards
Cyber Essentials Plus
Information security policies and processes
This information is available on request, and will be provided to users at point of contract.

Operational security

Configuration and change management standard
Supplier-defined controls
Configuration and change management approach
This information is available on request.
Vulnerability management type
Supplier-defined controls
Vulnerability management approach
This information is available on request.
Protective monitoring type
Supplier-defined controls
Protective monitoring approach
This information is available on request.
Incident management type
Supplier-defined controls
Incident management approach
This information is available on request.

Secure development

Approach to secure software development best practice
Conforms to a recognised standard, but self-assessed

Public sector networks

Connection to public sector networks
No

Social Value

Fighting climate change

Fighting climate change

TPG Services Ltd is committed to working to the highest ethical, safety and environmental standards in the UK. We consistently seek to drive the right behaviours by forging a culture based on respect and responsible business practices – a culture that supports our people in making ethical and sustainable decisions. We actively look to Influence clients and suppliers to think about sustainability in solutions offered.

To engage with our communities to support environmental objectives, our office locations are on sites which are environmentally friendly, such as our Bristol office which achieved CEEQUAL Very Good rating, in addition to the internationally recognised BREEAM Excellent standard. It includes the use of a biomass boiler which supports energy requirements, using locally sourced wood chip. As well as energy efficient buildings and systems, the wider site supports and encourages sustainable travel with footpaths, cycle paths, electric car charging points and sheltered bus stops as well as electric and Brompton bikes available for tenant use. We also provide all on-site workers with refillable water containers and encourage working from home where possible.

We compare our business performance to sector and industry benchmarks, to ensure a detailed understanding of what good looks like and engage with stakeholder feedback to enable constant improvement. As part of our environmental responsibility, we pledge to achieve Net Zero by 2050. Our Full Carbon Reduction plan can be found here:

https://www.tpgroupglobal.com/carbon-reduction-plan-for-tpg-services-ltd
Covid-19 recovery

Covid-19 recovery

TPG Services Ltd has created new opportunities and jobs, which will support those affected by the consequences of COVID-19. In supporting skills development of our employees, we provide access to apprenticeships, training and Corporate Personal Development. We adopt recruitment practices and employment conditions which include the five foundational principles of quality work, as set out in the Good Work Plan e.g. fair pay, participation and progression, voice and autonomy. This is done to ensure; we attract quality candidates from across all backgrounds and socio economic status’, minimise our staff turnover, improve levels of staff diversity and increase productivity. Our flexible working policy enables TPG Services Ltd to offer employment to groups facing challenges due to; disability, geographic location and/or a continued need to shield as a result of the COVID 19 pandemic.

We are committed to driving equal opportunities, including reducing the disability employment gap via our Disability Confident Scheme, taking measures to ensure equality and accessibility, without discrimination, to employment and opportunities, which we monitor through the use of employee surveys and on-going engagement. Additionally, since 2019, TPG Services Ltd has supported #PurpleLightUp, which is a global movement that celebrates and draws attention to the economic contribution of the 386 million disabled employees around the world.

As part of our response to tackling the impact of COVID 19 on health, and to assist in reducing the demand on public services, we provide a Mental Health First Aid team and on-going employee access to webinars on physical and mental health, wellbeing, financial health and more. We have also invested in an Employee Assistance Programme via Health Assured.
Tackling economic inequality

Tackling economic inequality

TPG Services Ltd embraces supplier diversity, taking a proactive active approach to ensure that all relevant, potential suppliers have a fair and equal opportunity to compete for business within our supply chain. We include micro, small and medium enterprises, 'local' vendors (where 'local' is defined by the scope of the contract) and enterprises that are majority owned and controlled by minority groups including, but not limited to, armed forces veterans and service leavers.

We work with our buyers to understand their priorities and social value commitments, and work to embed these priorities, and our buyer agreed equality and diversity processes, into our supplier relationships. One of the ways we approach this is through our Enterprise Technical Alliance (ETA) constructs to offer a successful route to market for our broad range of suppliers. TPG Services Ltd believes this approach provides better value for money, promotes innovative solutions and offers government entities access to niche subject matter expertise and knowledge across complex programmes and issues. Utilisation of the ETA constructs gives a commercial advantage by reducing commercial risk by offering a wider and more diverse supply chain.

TPG Services Ltd has several measures in place to mitigate and manage cyber security risks within our supply chain. We actively engage with our supply chain to identify and build resilience against cyber security risks. We are committed to adopting the required technical standards and best practice for appropriate cyber security controls, holding Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus accreditations, (the UK Government schemes, devised with the National Cyber Security Centre), to ensure a high standard of operation of the secure management of electronic data.
Equal opportunity

Equal opportunity

TPG Services Ltd values the benefits that a diverse workforce brings to our organisation and is fully committed to the elimination of unlawful and unfair discrimination. We will not discriminate because of disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race (which includes colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins), religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. We also commit to not discriminate because of any other irrelevant factor and actively build a culture that values meritocracy, openness, fairness and transparency.

As part of our commitment to equal opportunities, we aim to ensure that:
• All recruitment and employment decisions are made based on fair and objective criteria.
• Job descriptions and job selection criteria are limited to those requirements, which are necessary for the effective performance of the job.
• Structured interviews are conducted on an objective basis, and personal or home commitments will not form the basis of employment decisions unless necessary for the performance of the role.
• Wherever possible, the company will make adjustments to ensure that all employees can participate fully in the workplace.
• Jobs at all levels are open to flexible working from day one for all employees.
• We conduct regular pay reviews and audits.
• We have positive action schemes in place to address under-representation in certain pay grades.

All of our employees, associates and supply chain members are responsible for the promotion and advancement of our Equality and Diversity policy. Staff in supervisory and managerial roles have particular responsibility for ensuring that we work in accordance with our policy and for dealing immediately with any breaches.
Wellbeing

Wellbeing

TPG Services Ltd is committed to supporting the health and welfare of all our employees, including those with mental health problems, to remain in, and thrive through, work. As part of our commitment to the wellbeing of our employees, we have invested in an Employee Assistance Programme provided through Health Assured, which provides all of our employees, and their immediate family members, with access to a 24/7 confidential helpline that can be used for a variety of reasons including: family issues, financial information, childcare support, housing concerns and stress and anxiety.

All of our employees also have access to the Health assured, ‘My Healthy Advantage’ App, which provides industry-leading features designed to improve the user's mental and physical health by using personal metrics to set goals and achievements across 4 key categories – wellness, wellbeing, engagement and reward & recognition.

Key benefits of the My Healthy Advantage app include:
• A Health Hub with a range of learning materials and personalised content about different aspects of wellbeing, including articles, videos and podcasts
• A four-week programme and mini health checks for users to improve their lifestyle
• Trackers for mood, steps, water intake, weight and sleep
• Breathing techniques - three exercises to help users take a break and focus on their wellbeing
• Leader boards for users to take part in challenges with their colleagues, using the app’s trackers, where users can encourage each other
• Achievements for completed goals that each client can set up and customise for their teams
• Apple Health and Google Fit compatibility

We also provide access for our employees to trained Mental Health First Aiders as a point of contact if they, or someone they are concerned about, are experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress.

Pricing

Price
£0.00 a licence a month
Discount for educational organisations
No
Free trial available
No

Service documents

Request an accessible format
If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need versions of these documents in a more accessible format, email the supplier at frameworks@tpgroup.uk.com. Tell them what format you need. It will help if you say what assistive technology you use.