Awarded to Quast Ltd

Start date: Monday 7 October 2019
Value: £173,000
Company size: SME
Ministry of Defence - Information Systems and Services (ISS)

CCT 766 - GEO Data Manager

4 Incomplete applications

2 SME, 2 large

2 Completed applications

2 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Friday 12 July 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 19 July 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 26 July 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Service manager
Summary of the work
A specialist geo data manager to configure geographical information services on application hosting environments in support of C4ISR applications with a dependency on mapping and imagery products and services.
Latest start date
Monday 7 October 2019
Expected contract length
12 months, with option to extend for a further 6 months
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Ministry of Defence - Information Systems and Services (ISS)
Maximum day rate
£680 per day (Ex VAT)

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
Work with users to define services or products required from the Defence Geographic Centre (DGC) or other sources for use on the Operational Enterprise Service Bus Hosting Environment (OEHE) by hosted ESRI ARC GIS servers.

Submitting requests for data sets.

Work with the Design Authority to understand system architecture and support configuration of geo related components.
Assist with on-boarding geo data.

Configure geo data and services to provide operationally focussed services to dependent C4ISR applications.

Liaise with users on requirements for publishing maps in terms of scales/layers/area of interest.

Provide input to geo working groups.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
MOD Corsham, Westwells Road, Corsham, SN13 9NR.

Work will take place at two separate sites within Corsham (Mustang Building and Building 405)

Additional travel to various MOD premises and Industry partner locations in the UK.
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 day 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 C2I2 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 of managing and configuring ESRI ARC GIS products and data/services provided by DGC – 15%
  • Experience of providing geo support in the use of operational systems – 15%.
  • Knowledge of the various application specific requirements for mapping in different projections, formats and standards – 10%.
  • Knowledge of geospatial concepts and terminology (projection types, coordinate systems etc) – 10%.
  • Competence in the use and relevance of ArcGIS products such as Arc Manager and Geometry Service – 10%.
  • Familiarity with REST WMS services – 10%.
  • Knowledge of materials issued by DGC and the typical folder layout of rasters/tiles embedded therein – 10%.
  • Familiarity with setup and support of ArcGIS bespoke applications that use either the JavaScript SDK and/or Flex viewer – 10%.
  • Competence in publishing maps via ArcMAP tool and the use or construction of GEO databases via raster catalogue methodology (mosaic will not be available) – 10%.
  • Demonstrate compliance with the controls required for a Cyber Risk profile assessed as "Low" - THIS IS A PASS/FAIL. Suppliers who do not meet this criteria will be sifted out
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • 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%
  • Excellent communication skills 15%
  • Proven organisational ability 15%
  • Experience working within a Defence related environment 15%
  • Experience liaising with industry partners 15%
  • Ability to gather, analyse and present accurate, consistent messages to governance boards 10%

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. Information provided by Buyer - how to demonstrate compliance with the controls required for a Cyber Risk profile assessed as "Low" (as required in 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 reference "RAR-4N78JVZF" onto the website to ensure that you are assessed against the correct requirement.
2. Information provided by Buyer - IR 35 status
This requirement is assessed as being outside IR35
3. Information provided by Buyer - Current Incumbancy
There is no incumbent in this post.
4. We note that the opportunity states the need for DV clearances but please could you confirm that SC clearances are not adequate for this work
I confirm that SC is not adequate. Due to the nature of the work DV is required.