Awarded to Alpine Resourcing Limited

Start date: Wednesday 1 April 2020
Value: £360,000
Company size: SME
Royal Navy - MoD

Navy Command Digital and IT Portfolio Manager

9 Incomplete applications

9 SME, 0 large

8 Completed applications

6 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Monday 17 February 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 19 February 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 24 February 2020 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Portfolio manager
Summary of the work
Portfolio Management across a full spectrum of digital programmes and projects delivering digital outcomes that enable current and future digital based capabilities supporting Navy Command Digital and IT, MoD, HM Government and national security outputs.
Latest start date
Wednesday 1 April 2020
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 portfolio management activity.
Who the specialist will work with
This role will integrate with the Navy Command Digital and IT team to deliver outcomes.
What the specialist will work on
'Provide digital portfolio and resource management for current and future programmes and projects approved by the Authority to deliver information effects in the maritime environment including business and operational maritime network architecture, bearer systems, IT systems and applications including those for Command and Control (C2) computers, communications, cyber, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C5ISR). All aspects of ICT and associated financial governance, financial budgeting and planning, non-financial resource planning, engineering compliance, information assurance, change management and ICT security as applied to Naval and maritime data and information systems are in scope.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Whale Island, Portsmouth with a relatively small amount of travel outside this area.
Working arrangements
The Portfolio Manager will be working in a team with stakeholders from within Navy Command, MoD, and other government departmends to deliver capability outcomes in support of Navy, MoD and HMG national objectives.
Security clearance
National Vetting SC recognised by the MoD is to be in place at contract start. Navy/MoD cannot sponsor security clearance.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
1. In addition to the day rate, an additional £5K 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).
2. Cyber Risk Profile reference RAR-M3B8ADY2 has been raised on Octavian and the successful bidder will be required to submit an SAQ in response to this.

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 in resourcing the delivery of C5ISR/ICT digital programmes and projects in a complex maritime environment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of MoD structures and policies as they relate to the digital and information outcomes in the maritime domain.
  • Experience of budgeting and forecasting in relation to digital and information requirements using the Annual Budgeting Cycle (ABC) methodology.
  • Experience of in-year delivery of a high value (£70-90m+) ICT based multi-disciplinary digital portfolio.
  • Contribute to and deliver High Level Design (HLD) solutions for digital outcomes ensuring that all relevant lines of development are funded and deliverable.
  • Experience of maritime warfare and operations and the interdependence on information and digital services and outcomes delivering operational effects.
  • Experience developing and defining digital, information and cloud-based requirements to enable naval and maritime outcomes through commercial MoD and government framework interaction.
  • Knowledge and experience in the application of MoD standards for ICT, information security, digital design, delivery, compliance, safety, maritime integration and operations.
  • Experienced in military and maritime commercial satellite communications requirements, operations, planning, funding approvals and cost management processes.
  • Experienced in the management of UK maritime radio licensing, OFCOM, regulations and relationship management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ITU Radio Regulations for maritime mobile services and SOLAS/GMDSS requirements for the maritime environment.
  • Experience in the provision and management of global maritime communications services.
  • 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.
  • 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 HMG maritime security strategy and policy.
  • Demonstrate ability to represent Maritime stakeholder interests at national and international meetings/forums where exploitation of information and data is discussed.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience in the preparation and operation of commercial frameworks for the provision of cloud services, digital outcomes, specialists and technical products and services.
  • Experience developing and translating digital outcomes and structuring as requirements for costing, contracting, delivering, monitoring and reporting.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in costing and cost management of data and information services and analysing outcomes to structure for efficiency.
  • An understanding of maritime digital capability development, delivery and resourcing of Information Exchange Requirements (IER) as part of generating naval ships, platforms and organisational elements for operations.
  • Proficiency in drafting international Memorandum of Understandings to underpin national agreements on digital information sharing and international collaboration.
  • Experience resourcing and managing teams delivering digital maritime ICT outcomes as a Technical Manager.
  • Demonstrate skill in the production of reports, project reviews, business cases, investment appraisals and other written submissions iaw a recognised industry/HMG standards.
  • Knowledge of change management at the organizational level.
  • Experienced in formulating innovative and affordable ICT support solutions focused on solving maritime operational and business challenges.
  • Possess an understanding of Naval personnel manpower structures and experience of workforce change management.
  • Experience in the installation, interfacing, commissioning and testing of digital ICT systems in a maritime environment.
  • Experienced delivering outcomes in maritime operational environments world-wide.
  • Understanding and experience of contingent and emergncy planning of digital and IT services provision at the organisational level.

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. How will you assess the specialists?
A Work History in the form of a CV will be required within 2 working days of being notified that a supplier has been down-selected.
2. Will this be assessed as inside IR35?
Off-payroll working rules (IR35) do not apply.
3. Is there an incumbent supplier in the role?
There is an incumbent delivering this portfolio management activity.
4. Would you accept a DV cleared candidate?
Yes, we would accept a candidate with a DV for this role.
5. How crucial is it that this individual needs experience in all of the essential fields?
This is a single requirement for one specialist and we are therefore looking for an exceptional portfolio manager with a wide range of expertise to deliver outcomes in a complex ICT environment. Suppliers/candidates will need to provide one example outlining their experience in each essential area.