Awarded to Twenty Seven Consulting Ltd

Start date: Monday 25 November 2019
Value: £72,500
Company size: SME
Home Office Police & Public Protection Technology (PPPT)

Home Office Police & Public Protection Technology (PPPT) Programme Manager

30 Incomplete applications

28 SME, 2 large

87 Completed applications

84 SME, 3 large

Important dates

Thursday 10 October 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 14 October 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 17 October 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Programme manager
Summary of the work
Holding teams accountable for updates to the Programme plans.
Establish and maintain a set of reporting tools and templates for Programme governance needs.
Drive Planning and Reporting standards across the Programme.
Latest start date
Monday 4 November 2019
Expected contract length
Up to 12 months. The initial Statement of Work will be for 6 months .
Organisation the work is for
Home Office Police & Public Protection Technology (PPPT)
Maximum day rate
£725 per day maximum. Higher day rates will not be considered due to budget constraints.

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The programme manager will work as part of the Programme team reporting to the Programme Director and will engage with the different stakeholders from wider DDaT as well as all relevant portfolios / programme projects / work streams. The programme manager will need to report regularly with the programme board and PPPT PMO.
What the specialist will work on
Planning and designing the programme and proactively monitoring its progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action;
Defining the programme's governance arrangements;
Ensuring effective quality assurance and the overall integrity of the programme;
Managing the programme's budget on behalf of the SRO, monitoring expenditure and costs against delivered and realised benefits as the programme progresses;
Development and governance approvals for business cases;
Facilitating the appointment of individuals to project teams;
Managing communications with all stakeholders;
Managing risks to the programme's successful outcome;
Reporting the progress of the programme at regular intervals to the SRO and programme director.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Croydon and Central London.
Working arrangements
A typical working day is 9am-5pm, however working outside of these hours may be required due to business/project need. The role requires flexibility as individuals may be required to work at any of the Customer premises and/or at supplier sites.
The role is currently deemed out of scope of the IR35 regulations. However, at the point of contract award to a successful supplier, the IR35 assessment will be re-visited based on the individual circumstances of the DOS Specialist.
Security clearance
Must be prepared to obtain SC level security clearance, required for access to Home Office facilities/deliverables, if not already SC cleared. Must also be prepared to undergo NPPV-3 (Non-Policing Personnel Vetting Level 3).

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
T&S will not be payable for travel to sites within the M25. Travel outside of the M25 will be subject to the Home Office T&S policy.

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
  • Demonstrable effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The demonstrable ability to command respect and to create a sense of community amongst the members of the project teams.
  • Demonstrable good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling programmes.
  • Demonstrable sound business case development and approvals skills.
  • Demonstrable good understanding of the procurement process including negotiation with third parties.
  • Demonstrable good knowledge of budgeting and resource allocation procedures.
  • Demonstrable sufficient seniority and credibility to advise project teams on their projects in relation to the programme.
  • The demonstrable ability to find ways of solving or pre-empting problems.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Demonstrable understanding of a range of structured programme and project management methodologies including Agile and PRINCE2.
  • Demonstrable experience working on large scale technical transformation programmes.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a Policing/Security environment.
  • A background in networking infrastructure.

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Seek constructive outcomes in discussions.
  • Actively involve colleagues and partners to deliver an outcome.
  • Challenge assumptions but remain willing to compromise when it's beneficial to progress.
  • Make recommendations for decisions and options.
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. What is the IR35 status?
This is outside of IR35.
2. Is there an incumbent?
There is no incumbent.
3. Noted there is no incumbent, but is there are preferred supplier / resource already identified and expected to submit a tender response?
No, it is an open and fair competition.
4. Is the role expected to be on site 5 days per week or will there be opportunity to work remotely?
There is an opportunity to work remotely, however it is dependent on business needs.