Start date: Monday 4 November 2019
Value: £54,400
Company size: SME
Directorate of Information Army HQ

DInfoCom/0095 - Training Requirements Authority Branch (TRA) Course Designer / Assurance Developer

6 Incomplete applications

6 SME, 0 large

9 Completed applications

8 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Wednesday 9 October 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 11 October 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 16 October 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Business analyst
Summary of the work
Develop & Deliver an ISR (MPE) Course with associated assurance documentation to JSP 822 standards.
Latest start date
Monday 4 November 2019
Expected contract length
until 31st March 2020 with an option to extend for as period of up to 220 days.
South East England
Organisation the work is for
Directorate of Information Army HQ
Maximum day rate
£544 Per Day

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The current team is headed up by a 1* Officer. Key staff include 2 SO1 and desk lead responsible Officers. This team ins supported by a team of analysts and a Learning Development Adviser.
What the specialist will work on
Individual will be required to review the Training Needs Analysis documentation which was completed on 2 Mar 18 and draft the supporting documentation to include:

A Formal Training Statement (FTS).
b. An Assessment Strategy (AStrat)
c. Assessment Specification (Aspec).
d. Learning Scalar
e. Learning Specifications.
f. Course Design (which may result in a solution of Computer Based Training and Practitioner Course).

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Army HQ, Directorate of Information, Blenheim Bldg, Andover. Travel may be required to the joint Intelligence Training Group, Chicksands and to 2 Military Intelligence battalion, Upavon where current training is delivered. Working from home or another government site is permissible, to be arranged at the time.
Working arrangements
The specialist is expected to provide the services on such hours / days as required to meet any deadlines, as agreed between the specialist and the Authority.
Security clearance
SC required for the duration of the role. Incumbents are to follow both the letter and spirit of Army HQ security regulations.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
DEFCON 5J (Edn 18/11/16) Unique Identifiers
DEFCON 76 (Edn 12/06) Contractors on site
DEFCON 129J (Edn 18/11/16) Electronic business Delivery Form
DEFCON 513 (Edn 11/16) Value Added Tax
DEFCON 516 (Edn 04/12) Equality
DEFCON 518 (Edn 02/17) Transfer
DEFCON 531 (Edn 11/14) Disclosure of Information
DEFCON 534 (Edn 06/17) Subcontracting/Prompt Payment
DEFCON 537 (Edn 06/02) Rights of Third Parties
DEFCON 550 (Edn 02/14) Child Labour/Employment Law
DEFCON 566 (Edn 12/18) Change of control of contractor
DEFCON 642 (Edn 06/14) Progress meetings
DEFCON 658 (Edn 10/17) Cyber (if over Not Applicable)
DEFCON 694 (Edn 07/18) Accounting for Property of the Authority

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
  • Must have DCTS design course qualifications Or DSAT
  • Must have an understanding of the Intelligence World
  • Must have an understanding of MPE (Materiel Personnel Exploitation)
  • Must have experience working with Subject Matter Experts to elicit and document complex business requirements
  • Must have deep knowledge and experience working with Military
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of policies and procedures within MOD / Army and the wider Defence environment is highly desirable
  • Working knowledge of TAFMIS desirable

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 within our organisation and other suppliers
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Previous experience of working within a Defence environment
  • No commercial allegiance to any technology vendor
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is this role outside of iR35 ?
I can confirm the intermediaries legislation does not apply to this requirement.
2. Would you consider any resource who doesn't have SC clearance?
No. This is due to the OFFICIAL classification of most of the documents they will have sight of.
3. Would you consider sponsoring the SC for the right candidate?
The Authority may consider sponsoring the SC if this is not time prohibitive.
4. Is there a current incumbent?
5. Is there an incumbent for the role?
No, there is insufficient resource to undertake this work though there are sufficient SQEP people who could if their priorities were not elsewhere committed.