Directorate Information, Army HQ, Andover

700429373 - PROVISION OF ICS OPS FIRMBASE SUPPORT

Incomplete applications

5
Incomplete applications
4 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

19
Completed applications
17 SME, 2 large
Important dates
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Published Thursday 12 March 2020
Deadline for asking questions Monday 16 March 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Thursday 19 March 2020 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Specialist role Programme manager
Summary of the work Support the development, installation and management of Army Firm Base Information Communication Services.

Cyber Risk Assessment has been completed and is deemed Low (RAR- EE5D8XB4)

Interviews have been earmarked to be conducted week commencing 14 April 2020, though this date maybe bought forward
Latest start date Monday 4 May 2020
Expected contract length 6 months (110 days) with option to extend by up to 6 months
Location South East England
Organisation the work is for Directorate Information, Army HQ, Andover
Maximum day rate £576.75 per day

About the work

About the work
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The specialist will work with a small team of military personnel and crown servants delivering information systems for the Army in the firm base.
What the specialist will work on Management of ongoing expansion of Army business WIFI, small moves/changes/service management/exploitation of the capability.

Monitor performance of SCIDA Service delivered by Defence Digital from Apr 2020.

Management of project to discover obsolescent point-to-point services across Army estate and plan to mitigate removal. This activity may deliver efficiencies.

Manage Firm Base ICS outages across Army estate.

SME support to enable effective management of exploitation of Enterprise Voice (EV). Exploitation of efficiencies to be realised from delivery of EV, mobility services and of SECRET voice services.

Support Defence Digital’s efforts to improve sustainability of Army ICT: an area demanding increasing attention.

Work setup

Work setup
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Address where the work will take place Army HQ, Directorate of Information, Andover. The specialist may be required to work in HQ Regional Command in Aldershot and attend meetings at Defence Digital in Corsham.
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 is required for the duration of the role. The incumbent is to follow both the letter and spirit of Army HQ security regulations.

Additional information

Additional information
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
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, 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.

Skills and experience
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Essential skills and experience
  • Expert knowledge of information and communication systems and services across multiple environments.
  • Experience in successful project management delivering information communication services across a wide range of infrastructures.
  • Working knowledge of MoD working practices and policy including JSP 740, JSP440 and JSP604.
  • Effective and practical application of policy and strategy.
  • The ability to draft and present briefs on complex technical issues in a language that is understandable to the layperson.
  • High level analytical skills and a proven track record of effective problem solving, managing change within a dynamic environment with demanding timescales.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Exploitation of new information communication services.
  • Delivering efficiencies from the adoption of new information communication services.

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How suppliers will be evaluated
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
How many specialists to evaluate 4
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a Team within our organisation and with 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 Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

50%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

40%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is there a current incumbent in the role? The specialist will be required to undertake work that the gapped SO2 military post would be undertaking, but they will also do some work that an incumbent currently undertakes but who will have left by 5 May 2020.
2. Please can you confirm whether this is inside or outside IR35? This requirement has been deemed outside IR35.
3. Can you please confirm IR35 status? This requirement is deemed outside IR35.
4. Could you please confirm this is outside IR35? This requirement is outside IR35.
5. When is the earliest the specialist will be able to start? The earliest date that the specialist will be able to start is 4 May 2020
6. Would you consider interviewing any earlier? In order to secure a candidate sooner rather than later? If current interviews are 1 month away specialists may secure something else in meantime. There is a possibility of bringing interviews forward to the week commencing 30 March 2020 but this cannot be guaranteed at this stage.
7. Would you allow any working from home and flexible hours? The Authority will allow some working from home and flexible hours