Awarded to i3Works Ltd

Start date: Monday 7 October 2019
Value: £454,000
Company size: SME
MoD Information Systems and Services, Programme CORTISONE Medical Information Services.

MoD ISS CORTISONE, Medical Information Services, Programme Delivery Manager

18 Incomplete applications

13 SME, 5 large

26 Completed applications

25 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Tuesday 13 August 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 15 August 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 20 August 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Summary of the work
The MoD ISS Medical Information Services Delivery Team requires a Programme Delivery Manager. The Program Delivery Manager acting as deputy team leader will provide support to the Delivery Team Leader in the coordination of the Delivery Team.
Latest start date
Monday 23 September 2019
Expected contract length
2 Years
South West England
Organisation the work is for
MoD Information Systems and Services, Programme CORTISONE Medical Information Services.
Maximum day rate
Maximum Day Rate - £1200 per day.

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The current Delivery Team is a blended team of Civil Servants, Military Personnel and Industry Contractors from multiple companies who are all working collaboratively with a strong 'one-team' culture and a firm focus on delivery of benefits to end users.
What the specialist will work on
Coordination of internal and external Delivery Team communications, including the production of highlight reports, programme board reports etc;
Coordination of delivery planning including responsibility for programme schedule;
Cost Controller, responsible for ensuring that financial forecasting (FOO) is aligned to the schedule and spend is aligned to the FOO and cost model;
'Critical friend' and deputy to Delivery Team Leader;
Coordination of scrum masters and agile ceremonies;
Release Train Engineer (RTE) (SAFe) providing SAFE coaching.
Coordinate Program Increment (PI) Planning
Responsible for quality management of programme/project management products and artefacts.
Facilitate retrospectives and learning from experience activities.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Ministry of Defence
Westwells Road
SN13 9NR
Working arrangements
The Programme Delivery Manager must be available to attend site at MoD Corsham, Monday to Thursday on a weekly basis to participate in the daily stand-up (Scrum).

Full working arrangements will be determined prior to any Contract Award.
Security clearance
The Individual must have security clearance level at SC or above in order to work at the Ministry of Defence Corsham site.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
DEFCON 76 (12/06) Contractor's Personnel at Government Establishments
DEFCON 522 (11/17) Payment and Recovery of Sums Due
DEFCON 531 (11/14) Disclosure of Information
DEFCON 532B (05/18) Protection of Personal Data
DEFCON 609 (08/18) Contractors Records
DEFCON 658 (10/17) Cyber
DEFCON 659A (02/17) Security Measures
DEFCON 660 (12/15) Official Sensitive Security Requirements

DEFFORM 111 (12/17) Appendix - Addresses And Other Information -
DEFFORM 532 (Edition 05/18) Personal Data Particulars
DEFFORM 702 (Edition 08/07) Employees acknowledgement to Employer of Obligations Relating to Employer Confidentiality

Access at:

Security Aspects, Collaboration Agreement and Cyber Risk Assessment will apply upon any award of contract.

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
  • Have experience in complex programme/project management, schedule management and financial management.
  • Have experience of working with and leading teams using agile methodologies including SAFe 4.5.
  • Be an experienced MS Project practitioner.
  • Have experience of working with Med IS programme/projects and MOD.
  • Be able to work collaboratively with a range of team members i.e. Crown Servants and Industry Contractors.
  • Have experience of being responsible for the planning requirements of a complex programme.
  • Have experience of managing a range of communication activities in a complex programme or project.
  • Have experience of managing document and quality controls in a complex programme or project.
  • Have security clearance to SC Level and are able to work at the MoD Corsham site in Wiltshire
  • Not have any current direct or indirect connection with any Industry contractor's involved in the CORTISONE Sustain & Transition to Open negotiations or evaluation.
  • Have Excellent communication skills (written and verbal).
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Provide evidence of how they have worked in accordance with the principles of SAFe 4.5 methodology.
  • Provide evidence of how they have worked collaboratively with a range of different suppliers in a one team environment.
  • Provide evidence of how they would share knowledge and experience with other team members.
  • Provide evidence of how they would challenge procedure under the auspice of the Delivery Team as a critical friend and deputy team leader.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Can the authority please confirm the IR35 status of this requirement.
The intermediaries legislation does not apply to this engagement.
2. Is there a current incumbent?
There is no current incumbent.
3. Will you support the SC for the right candidate?
We are willing to act as a sponsor but we cannot pay for and action the application for SC, both of which would be the responsibility of the supplier.
4. Please can you advise whether this Specialist role is in addition or in replacement to the Outcomes based role you had listed last week Friday?
This Specialist advert role replaces the outcome advert that was cancelled on 13/8/2019. Due to a technical glitch, this role was originally advertised as an outcome rather than a specialist.
5. Please can you confirm whether a supplier can apply for this if it is bidding for the 3D delivery Partner or is it your intention to have a separate supplier undertake this role?
Our only stipulation in respect of other CORTISONE procurement's was that suppliers must not have any current direct or indirect connection with any Industry contractors involved in the CORTISONE Sustain & Transition to Open negotiations or evaluation. This includes both the client side and supplier side contractors.
6. You have categorised this as a Delivery Manager but there is a Programme Manager category. Would you consider recategorising this as a Programme manager to fit the seniority with our pricing structure?
Sorry, we cannot change the categorisation of this role as the Delivery Manager categorisation is the closest fit in respect of the role we are advertising.
7. How many applications can we submit?
There is no limit on the amount of applications submitted for this advertised role. We will shortlist down to 3, regardless of how many applicants respond to the advert.