Awarded to Carbon60 Limited

Start date: Friday 1 November 2019
Value: £379,800
Company size: large
Royal Navy - MoD

ICT Complex Projects – MDA Programme

11 Incomplete applications

11 SME, 0 large

2 Completed applications

1 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 business 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 high level of travel overseas to other nations representing UK within the MDA construct.
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 £15K 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-XRRU2454. 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.
  • Experience providing Enterprise Architect outcomes designing solutions to meet user requirements using current and next generation digital technologies and resources.
  • Contribute to and deliver High Level Design (HLD) solutions for digital outcomes 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 user and operational issues and provide options for resolution across a multi-stakeholder digital based environment spanning MOD, PAGs, and international partners.
  • Evidence of delivery of complex digital programmes and projects to the vision and to time, cost and quality.
  • Registered as a Chartered Engineer.
  • Qualified as a Programme and Project Manager.
  • Provide digitally focused services as the Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA)
  • Programme Manager/Enterprise Architect.
  • Experience in MDA systems and operation, their world-wide exploitation and use by HMG departments, international civil and military partners, and inter-governmental organisations.
  • Demonstrate understanding of cross-government security structures for Maritime Security and HMG use of MDA across a shared digital and operational environment to deliver a common operational picture.
  • Demonstrate understanding of digital systems and capabilities that deliver MDA as an enabler for maritime security both nationally and internationally.
  • Demonstrate understanding of HMG maritime security strategy and policy and how, through the exploitation of information and data, outcomes to meet these objectives can be derived and delivered.
  • Demonstrate ability to represent HMG/MOD stakeholder interests at national and international meetings/forums where exploitation of information and data is discussed and how this enables UK national security objectives.
  • Experienced of presenting to UK and international stakeholders, the digital, data and information dependencies necessary to enable coherent MDA outcomes.
  • Hold a current DV.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Familiarity with the UK's and international partners' MDA digital research and development activities.
  • Experience with national MDA digital technologies and programmes and the ability to rapidly deliver digital MDA solutions/capabilities to meet emerging needs.
  • Understanding digital requirements for the wider maritime industry and their associated organisations/structures.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the digital activities, structures and objectives of UK and international naval, shipping, intergovernmental, trade organisations and their interdependencies with MDA digital systems that underpin international maritime security.
  • Experience in drafting international Memorandum of Understandings to underpin national agreements on digital information sharing and concepts of MDA collaboration.
  • 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 digital and ICT installation, commissioning, assurance and acceptance and the related engineering and information compliance activities.
  • Experience of producing reports, project reviews, and other written submissions iaw a recognised industry/HMG standards.

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. All requirements for this project appear to list "Registered as a Chartered Engineer" as an essential skill. Can you please confirm that this is correct for all roles? This, combined with DV Clearance makes this very niche.
This is only a single requirement for one specialist and in this instance it is essential that they are both a Chartered Engineer and hold a current/valid DV.
2. The essential skills for this role include experience contributing to HLD processes, does that mean they must have a technical or architectural background? Or will this input simply be that of a programme manager?
This is a technical requirement and needs the appropriate technical expertise and experience to be shown. It is not just a matter of standard Programme Management.
3. Is there an incumbant person/supplier for this role?
As identified in the advert, there is an incumbent delivering this Programme of Work.
4. Is the incumbent expected to reapply?
We are unable to advise if the incumbent will be submitting a response for this requirement.
5. 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.
6. 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.