Awarded to People Source Consulting Ltd

Start date: Wednesday 30 October 2019
Value: £78,671
Company size: SME
Ministry of Defence ISS

CCT808 - Pegasus Unified Communications and CHAT Security Assurance Co-ordinator copy

2 Incomplete applications

2 SME, 0 large

4 Completed applications

3 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Thursday 3 October 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 7 October 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 10 October 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Cyber security consultant
Summary of the work
This role is aimed at an experienced Security Assurance Coordinator and involves meeting the requirements of JSP440, the Defence Manual of Security and ensuring systems meet accreditation standards. Extensive knowledge of Government and Defence Systems is essential.
Latest start date
Friday 1 November 2019
Expected contract length
6 Months with an Extension Option of 1.5 months pending financial approval.
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Ministry of Defence ISS
Maximum day rate
Maximum £547 (Ex VAT) per Day including agency fees

The Limit of Liability for Travel and Subsistence is £1000 paid on actuals at MOD Civilian rates.

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Civilian, Military and Contractors within the Interoperability Services and Gateways team
What the specialist will work on
Assist Pegasus UC, CHAT/wider Programme by providing security assurance advice & direction to enable the generation of future development spirals, roadmaps & supporting delivery schedules and assist installing, connecting and maintaining test and reference solution at LSRC. Security documentation and process to be completed enabling connectivity to international partners.
Support transition from legacy voice platform to new IP core.

• Security documentation to be updated, adhering to MOD policy both by project team/external delivery partners.
• Completion of accreditation activities to support delivery of CHAT spiral 2.
• Completion of accreditation activities to support delivery of Video Teleconferencing Spirals 1-3.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Ministry of Defence Corsham, ISS, Building 405, Spur D1, Westwells Road, Corsham, SN13 9NR
Working arrangements
All tasks will take place at MOD Corsham, the Successful applicant will be expected to work 5 days a week, the working day is 8 hours to include a 30 minutes for lunch.

Day visits may be required within the UK. Travel and Subsistence will be provided for off-site working at MOD Civilian Rates.
Security clearance
DV Clearance must be in place prior to and for the duration of the contract due to the projects the successful applicant 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
  • Extensive experience and evidence of Government and Defence Systems, including a good understanding of the FVEYs partners Voice and VTC systems. 20%
  • Extensive evidence of integration of VTC systems over networks including a variety of industry partners providing UNified Communication solutions and products. 20%
  • CCP SIRA Practitioner Held. 10%
  • Evidence of experience of UC boundary devices and firewalls. 20%
  • Experience and evidence of network configurations and understanding of network management tools within a unified communications environment. 5%
  • Extensive Knowledge of DIAS or equivalent accreditation processes. 15%
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience and evidence delivering within the ISS CAPINT Process guideline - 5%
  • Provide evidence of knowledge of associated risks and threats specific to the gateways - 5%

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers 20%
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions 20%
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes 20%
  • Take responsibility for their work 20%
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members 20%
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Q1. Is there a current incumbent?
A1. Yes.
2. Q2. Is there an incumbent person/supplier for this role?
A2. Yes.
3. Q3. Is there an existing incumbent?
A3. Yes.
4. Q4. Much of the introduction to this role, including the main overall summary, are identical to the following current requirement:
Is this the same requirement?
If not, is there enough difference to warrant a £200/day difference in rate?
A4. They are different roles, with different amount of throughput and the number of outputs required due to a difference in scale/number of gateways to support.
5. Q5. Is there a current incumbent?
A5. Yes.
6. Q6. Is there a current incumbent?
A6. Yes.