Awarded to Volaris Exec Recruitment Ltd

Start date: Monday 14 October 2019
Value: £188,214
Company size: SME
Ministry of Defence ISS

RM1043/CCT758 Chat Applications Project Manager

6 Incomplete applications

6 SME, 0 large

18 Completed applications

16 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Friday 12 July 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 16 July 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 19 July 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Summary of the work
A Technical Project Manager is required to deliver the integration of several chat applications and capabilities across multiple Defence infrastructure hosting environments at multiple security domains at both fixed and deployed sites.
Latest start date
Monday 7 October 2019
Expected contract length
12 Months with options to extend for 2 x 6 months
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Ministry of Defence ISS
Maximum day rate
£800 per day (Ex. VAT)

Maximum £12,000 limit of liability for T&S over duration of 12 month contract to be paid in line with MoD Rates.

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Civilian, Military and Contractors within the MOD and wider Defence Industry.
What the specialist will work on
Management and Delivery of plans to ensure all necessary preparation and execution tasks and dependencies are included.

Work with Stakeholders to manage deployment of chat applications on hosting infrastructures.

Identify and mitigate potential risks for delivery of chat capabilities.

Operate as a full member of the team; supporting the Programme Director and other team members as directed.

Project manage all aspects of specific work packages.

Work with Stakeholders to ensure design, delivery, technical build; testing requirements etc are managed and delivered.

Working with the Design team to secure stakeholder sign off at all stages.

Develop stakeholder communication and management plans.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
ISS, Mustang Building and Building 405 on Westwells Road, Corsham, SN13 9NR.

Additional travel to various MOD premises and Industry partner locations in the UK (in line with MOD rates).
Working arrangements
Most work will be undertaken at MoD Corsham and the successful candidate will work from this location between 4 and 5 days per week. The working days is 8 hours to include 30 minutes for lunch. Some work will be conducted at other MoD and industry partner sites in the UK. Opportunities for occasional home working are at the discretion of the hiring manager. This individual will report to the C212 Programme Manager in ASDT.
Security clearance
DV clearance must be in place prior to the contract starting due to the projects the individual is required to work with.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Essential skills and experience
  • Experience as a Technical IT Project Manager in a similar organisation 20%
  • Experience of working with C4ISR or related applications 15%
  • Experience of dealing with remote groups of stakeholders and managing expectations and communications between disparate groups 15%
  • Knowledge and experience of MOD risk management and scheduling process 15%
  • IT literate with experience using project management tools and applications such as EPM, ARM, ADAM etc 15%
  • Ability to analyse and comment on technical design documentation 10%
  • Excellent communication skills 10%
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of Chat applications 25%
  • Experience of working within a Defence related environment 25%
  • Experience of liasing with industry partners 25%
  • Ability to gather, analyse and present accurate, consistent messages to senior mananagent boards 25%

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers 15%
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions 15%
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes 15%
  • Take responsibility for their work 15%
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members 10%
  • Challenge the status quo 10%
  • Be comfortable standing up for their discipline 10%
  • Can work with clients with low technical expertise 10%
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. This is additional information to assist potential bidders regarding the IR35 status of this requirement.
The intermediaries legislation (IR35) does not apply to this engagement.
2. Please see additional information regarding payment terms
The method of payment for this Contract will be via invoice submitted via CP&F (MOD’s electronic Contracting Purchasing and Finance) system. Other methods (i.e. manual invoicing) will not be considered.
If you are unfamiliar with CP&F please see the following link:
3. Is there a current incumbent?
No, this is a newly contracted role.
4. Will you consider a clearance level of SC, if it is held with yourselves?
As stated in the advert the clearance level required is DV
5. Could you please confirm the following:
- IR35 status of this position?
Intermediaries Legislation does not apply to this requirement.
6. Could you please confirm the following:

- Ideal day rate for this position?
The maximum day rate is £800 Ex VAT as stated in the overview section of the advert.
7. Is there a current incumbent in this role?
8. What is the IR35 status?
Intermediaries legislation does not apply to this requirement.
9. What is the IR35 status?
Intermediaries Legislation does not apply for this requirement.
10. Is there a current incumbent?
11. Important Notice from The Authority
Please note that all interested bidders will be required to hold a Cyber Essentials Plus RAR-R52T6G6U Certificate in accordance with the Cyber Risk Assessment reference generated in accordance with the contract requirement. If your company doesn't currently hold certification then an implementation plan will need to be submitted to the Authority highlighting how one will be obtained.