Awarded to Carbon60 Limited

Start date: Friday 1 November 2019
Value: £248,600
Company size: large
Royal Navy - MoD

ICT Complex Projects - Command Systems

4 Incomplete applications

3 SME, 1 large

3 Completed applications

2 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
Programme manager
Summary of the work
Programme Management across a full spectrum of digital programmes and projects delivering digital outcomes that enable current and future information based capabilities supporting Navy Command Information, MoD and HMG defence and national security outputs.
Latest start date
Friday 1 November 2019
Expected contract length
2 years
South East England
Organisation the work is for
Royal Navy - MoD
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
There is an incumbent delivering this Programme of Work
Who the specialist will work with
Navy Command HQ Information Warfare team
What the specialist will work on
Provide digital programme management for programmes and projects assigned by the Authority to deliver information effects in the maritime environment specifically Maritime Domain Awareness, and including buisness and operational network architecture, bearer systems, IT systems and applications including those for Command and Control (C2). All aspects of ICT and associated engineering governance, information assurance, engineering standards and ICT security as applied to Naval and maritime data and information systems.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Whale Island, Portsmouth with a relatively small amount of travel within the UK.
Working arrangements
The Programme Manager will be working in a team with stakeholders from within Navy Command, MoD, and other government departments to deliver capability outcomes in support of MoD and HMG national security objectives.
Security clearance
DV is essential. Navy/MoD cannot sponsor security clearance

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
In addition to the day rate, an additional £1K is available for T&S in line with current MoD rates. Foreign travel is included in this but prior authorisation is required from the Authority in advance of booking (committing).

A Cyber Risk Assessment has been raised for this requirement under Assessment number RAR-EBAX392W. The Cyber Risk Level has been classed as very low. You must submit a Supplier Assurance Questionnaire against this, at
A security aspects letter applies for information classified up to secret.

The IR35 legislation does not apply to this engagement.

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 delivering C4ISR/ICT digital programmes and projects in a complex maritime environment.
  • Provide services to support the design of digital and information solutions to meet IW requirements using current and next generation technology and resources.
  • Contribute to and deliver High Level Design (HLD) for digital and cloud solutions ensuring that all relevant lines of development are considered.
  • Experienced in application of MoD standards for ICT, information security, digital design, delivery, compliance, safety, maritime integration and operations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and experience in managing digital ICT services and their interdependent activities to enable naval and maritime outputs.
  • Ability to understand complex digital and information based issues and provide options for resolution across a multi-stakeholder environment.
  • Evidence of delivery of complex digital programmes and projects to the vision and to time, cost and quality.
  • Demonstrate experience managing digital programme and project approvals including business cases, financial appraisals and submissions to senior boards for scrutiny.
  • Registered as a Chartered Engineer.
  • Qualified and experienced as a Programme and Project Manager.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of wider Government Departments/structures and awareness of maritime policy and departmental objectives.
  • Experience of programme management of complex software change activities at the Department level.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience with in service maritime digital command system solutions, system engineering and system integration.
  • Experience in all variants of in-service maritime command system digital data link technologies and solutions.
  • Experience with NATO data link information exchange protocols.
  • Familiar with maritime combat system design, sensor integration and data capture, process and digital information exchange.
  • Experience developing and defining digital and cloud-based requirements to enable naval and maritime outcomes.
  • Experience managing teams delivering digital maritime engineering outcomes as head of department with charge responsibility in a complex sea-going or similar role.
  • Experience of maritime engineering ICT installation, commissioning, assurance and acceptance and associated engineering compliance.

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 with other government organisations Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions.
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes.
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members.
  • Can work with customers with low technical expertise.
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Can the authority please confirm whether there will be a further assessment method following the first stage response and if so please clarify what that will be?
All suppliers will have to provide a work history.
2. Is there a current incumbent?
As identified in the advert, there is an incumbent delivering this Programme of Work.
3. For clarification please can you confirm once preferred suppliers have been down selected and notified they will be expected to provide one CV (Work History) for their best candidate for this work?

Can you also confirm the timelines for providing the Work History document?
On the first point, that is correct, if a supplier is notified that they have been down selected it will be necessary for them to provide one Work History for their proposed specialist in the form of a resume or CV.

Once a supplier has been notified that they have been down selected, a Work History must be submitted for consideration within 2 working days.
4. It can take some time for DV clearance to be transferred. Would you be willing to wait until the candidate has successfully transferred their DV clearance to the MOD?
The candidate must hold an ‘in-date’ and fully valid DV at the start date. The ideal situation is that the company proposing a candidate can hold and sponsor the DV on behalf of that candidate. If there is no alternative the authority may consider ‘taking-on’ the DV. The candidate must be able to provide the details of their security clearance in advance ,it should then be possible to check their security status.
5. If a candidate already has DV clearance from a previous sponsor, can this be transferred to yourselves? If yes, will you become the sponsor for that DV clearance?
If a candidate already has a fully valid in-date DV then in an ideal situation the company offering this candidate would take-on the DV. The supplying company becoming on behalf of the candidate the DV sponsor. If there is no other alternative and the DV is valid then the authority may consider ‘taking-on’ the DV and becoming the sponsor. However, this is not the preferred situation.