Ministry of Defence - Defence Digital, Strategic Command

CCT869 Pegasus EPM and RISK SME

5 Incomplete applications

5 SME, 0 large

26 Completed applications

26 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Wednesday 26 February 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 28 February 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 4 March 2020 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Programme manager
Summary of the work
The role is aimed at an experienced planner / risk manager and involves developing and actively managing plans, schedules and risks across ISG. Experience in Microsoft Project Online is essential, recent/relevant experience in the defence sector is essential.
Latest start date
Friday 17 April 2020
Expected contract length
2 years
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Ministry of Defence - Defence Digital, Strategic Command
Maximum day rate
£691 per day ex VAT
LoL for T&S of £2000 ex VAT for the duration of the contract

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The Pegasus EPM and Risk SME will work with a variety of Civil Servants, Military Personnel and contractors within the ISS Interoperability Services and Gateways Programme Team
What the specialist will work on
You will be expected to provide planning support across the ISG Pegasus Programme. You will be required to develop and improve existing project plans using Microsoft Project Online to ensure consistency and coherency. There will be a need to work with projects to produce deliverable plans which are fully resourced. You will be expected to provide monthly reports and MI to the PMO. Experience required of PBS/WBS, Critical Path Analysis, IMS & Dependency Management.
You will need to have a strong knowledge and understanding of risk management and the use of ARM.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Defence Digital, Strategic Command, Building 405, Spur D1, Westwells Road, MOD Corsham, SN13 9NR
Working arrangements
All tasking will take place from MoD Corsham and you are required there 5 days a week, the working day is 8 hours to include 30 minutes for lunch. This individual will report to the Pegasus Programme Manager.
Security clearance
SC Clearance must be in place prior to the contract start date and for the duration of the contract.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Off-payroll working rules (IR35) do not apply

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 of managing project plans, tracking and report progress using Microsoft Project Online – 20%
  • Understanding of the management of plans and schedules at different hierarchical levels through consolidation or using Integrated Master Schedules experience of integrating external supplier plans into project/programme plans - 10%
  • Experience in performing schedule risk and impact analysis with a detailed understanding of critical path analysis, schedule integrity and progress reporting - 10%
  • Experience in developing and managing fully resourced schedules using WBS/PBS (including resource loading and levelling to actively manage workload and over or under allocations) - 5%
  • Understanding of planning for technically complex large-scale IT projects and programmes - 5%
  • Must have detailed understanding of standard project management principles and techniques (e.g. APM, MSP, Prince2, PMI) - 5%
  • Understand dependency linking (internal & external dependencies) - 5%
  • Ability to produce adhoc management information (MI) and brief management to enable informed decisions using the MI - 5%
  • Experience of Risk Management, including risk identification, evaluation and use of the ARM tool including the exploitation of the tool for specific reports and MI - 10%
  • Hold qualifications in risk management - 5%
  • Experience of working within Defence on International Programmes to generate Integrated Master Schedules - 15%
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Experience in coaching to the project teams to enable them to work more effectively with minimum direct planner support, hence improving overall efficiency - 5%

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions - 16.6%
  • Have a flexible approach - 16.6%
  • Experience of working with international partners as part of a Multi-National delivery programme, understanding the political aspects of working in the environment - 16.6%
  • Ability to integrate and work as part of a team under a one team ethos - 16.6%
  • Proactive rather than reactive - 16.6%
  • Highly motivated with experience of the Defence Military and Civilian Cultures and able to work within them - 16.6%
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there an incumbent in the role please?
Yes, there is an incumbent
2. Is the incumbent expected to reapply?
That is the incumbent’s decision, therefore the Authority cannot comment on their intentions.
3. In the section about how this engagement will be evaluated you include a list of cultural fit questions and mention all suppliers will be required to provide a work history. Yet, these questions are not included in the submission form and there is no ability to upload work history. Are we to assume Cultural Fit and Work History will be assessed in a later interview stage?
These items will be required from those suppliers that go forward to Stage 2. Please note, work history is the only assessment method that will be used.
4. The IR35 assessment is unclear.
It states ‘Off-payroll working rules (IR35) do not apply’. Can you confirm if this role is assessed as Inside or Outside of IR35? Thank you.
This role is assessed as Outside of IR35.
5. I understand much of the Pegasus team is based in central London, yet equally note there is a small LoL of £2,000 on T&S and South West base. Is it definite this role will be SW based for duration of contract and limited travel?
This role is SW based for the duration of the contract with limited travel for instances such as attendance at meetings being held at another site.
6. Would you consider working from home?
The role is 5 days a week from Corsham however in exceptional circumstances working from home may be considered as needed.