Awarded to Volaris Exec Recruitment Ltd

Start date: Thursday 3 October 2019
Value: £278,640
Company size: SME
Ministry of Defence

CCT768 - ISS E-7 LDO Project Manager

9 Incomplete applications

6 SME, 3 large

10 Completed applications

8 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Thursday 18 July 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 25 July 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 1 August 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Summary of the work
A Project Manager is required to plan the ISS elements of the E-7 project. Tasks will include: Defining the CIS requirement with the customer, planning and documenting solutions by engaging with multiple ISS delivery teams, documenting risks and defining costs associated with the CIS solutions.
Latest start date
Monday 2 September 2019
Expected contract length
19 months (338 days)
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Ministry of Defence
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You will work directly for ISS Dep Hd Networks vise the Lead Delivery Owner (LDO). You will need to liaise closely with ISS Delivery Teams, the DE&S Air ISTAR PT, Air Command and JFC. Daily contact will be with a mixture of Contractors, Crown Servants and Military Personnel.
What the specialist will work on
You will be required to engage with various stakeholders (inc. ISS, DE&S Air ISTAR PT, Air Cmd and JFC). Liaison with Air ISTAR PT, you will be responsible for defining ISS related requirements for the introduction of E-7. You will identify and engage with all ISS Delivery Teams to plan and co-ordinate activity aimed at meeting aircraft IOC and FOC. You will devise and document initial, interim and final delivery plans. You will provide anticipated Pan ISS project costs to Air ISTAR PT. You will work under the direction of the ISS Dep Hd Networks and the Lead Delivery Owner.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
MOD Corsham, Corsham, SN13 9NP
Working arrangements
Normal tasking will take place at MOS Corsham, with the need to travel to stakeholders and Industry partners when required under the direction of the LDO. You are required 5 days a week, the working day is 8 hours to include 30 minutes for lunch. Overnight visits will only be permitted if permission is sought in advance. All information processing and exchange must be carried out on MOD IT and homeworking is not allowed.
Security clearance
DV Clearance must be in place prior to the contract starting due to the projects worked on. DV status must be valid for the duration of the contract. SC, BPSS or Disclosed Scotland is not acceptable and the Authority will NOT sponsor Clearance.

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
  • Wide experience delivering complex CIS projects - 30%
  • Strong understanding of current ISS structure and processes - 20%
  • Experience of ISTAR Air Platform related projects - 20%
  • Stakeholder engagement and management - 10%
  • Experience of information flow requirements capture - 10%
  • Ability to work as part of a team - 10%
  • Demonstrate compliance with the controls required for a Cyber Risk Profile assessed as "N/A" - THIS IS A PASS/FAIL Suppliers who do not meet this criteria will be sifted out
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of the Air Command Capability area - 40%
  • Experience of the Joint Forces Command Capability area - 30%
  • Wide experience of integrating new services onto MOD IT Systems - 30%

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers - 40%
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions - 15%
  • Take responsibility for their work - 30%
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members - 15%
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Information provided by Buyer how to demonstrate compliance with the controls required for a Cyber Risk profile assessed as N/A (as required in the Technical Evaluation criteria).
Compliance is demonstrated by completing a Supplier Assurance questionnaire online, using the Supplier Cyber Protection Service
When completing the questionnaire you will need to enter the ref "RAR-P3KW569T" onto the website to ensure that you are assessed against the correct requirement.
2. You have requested suppliers to complete a Supplier Assurance questioner against ref: RAR-P3KW569T. However this is showing as invalid as the reference must be for a published, non-sample RA and should not be for a Not Applicable Cyber Risk Profile. Can you please clarify if a Assurance Questionnaire must be completed and if so provide a valid reference code.
The process for Supplier assurance questionnaires is not available due to the "Not Applicable" outcome. Due to the sensitivities involved, the MOD would have a preference for the contractor to hold a valid cyber essential certificate.
3. When will you be in a position to to confirm the RAR Ref?
Please see response to question 2
4. Is there a current incumbent?
There is no current incumbent
5. Is this role deemed outside IR35
Yes this role is outside of IR35
6. Please can you advise the expected day rate or budget for this engagement
The maximum day rate for this project is £650 + VAT
7. Please can you confirm that RAR-P3KW569T is the correct ref number?
Yes that is the correct ref please see response to question 2
8. Can the authority please confirm if suppliers require Cyber Essentials Certification and if so at what level
Please see response to question 2
9. Can the Authority please confirm if expenses are to be included in the day rate or if the Authority will pay these separately.
The maximum day rate is £650 + VAT with a T&S Budget of £12,500
10. Can the Authority please confirm the IR35 status of this requirement and there is a current incumbent
The requirement sits outside of IR35 and there is currently no current incumbent.
11. Would it possible to have an indicative day rate for this role please
Please see response to question 9
12. Is there a current incumbent supplier
There is currently no current incumbent
13. Is this role within IR35 legislation
This role sits outside of IR35