This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Friday 12 June 2020
Vehicle Certification Agency

Programme Manager - ICT Transformation

10 Incomplete applications

8 SME, 2 large

69 Completed applications

64 SME, 5 large

Important dates

Friday 5 June 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 9 June 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 12 June 2020 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Portfolio manager
Summary of the work
Production and maintenance of required Programme & Project documentation, risk, dependency and budget management. Tracking progress and deliverables, benefits realisation and providing updates/feedback as required. Liaising with the Delivery Manager, suppliers and business teams. Compliance with required governance whilst ensuring the programme delivers VFM and a quality output.
Latest start date
Monday 13 July 2020
Expected contract length
6 months minimum
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Vehicle Certification Agency
Maximum day rate
£650 (this is inclusive of Travel Expenses)

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The Specialist will work closely with the Head of ICT (CIO), the Delivery Manager and the SRO.

In addition they will work with the ICT & Project teams as necessary to ensure that reporting & governance requirements are met.
What the specialist will work on
The Programme Manager will support VCA in its ICT transformation:
• with knowledge of managing ICT Programmes: WAN, LAN, VOIP, mobile, O365 and Win10.
• experience of producing and maintaining necessary documentation
• Industry knowledge and experience of dealing with technology suppliers.

With best practice experience to support successful delivery of the programme, and ensure compliance with VCA governance, they will work closely with the Delivery Manager and CIO.

VCA continues to expand and transform its ICT services, preparing for delivery of cloud and digital services. Security and data privacy must be embedded for all external and internal users.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
The base for the project will be VCA Headquarters:

1 The Eastgate Office Centre
Eastgate Road
Bristol, BS5 6XX

There is scope for remote working and at the Agency's office near Nuneaton, Warwickshire.
Working arrangements
The assignment will be run from the Bristol Office but work from other locations can be agreed as required. Travel may also be necessary to other VCA sites. Standard working week/hours to be managed by the Supplier as they see appropriate.

We anticipate that it will take a minimum of 6 months to complete this first phase, whilst allowing for the specialist knowledge to be shared across the ICT service teams as appropriate. VCA may wish to extend the contract as the Change Programme evolves
Security clearance
BPSS/Disclosure Scotland cleared

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
We currently see this role as sitting outside of IR35, as the candidates would not hold a fixed office position and will not have direct day to day direction or supervision.

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
  • Evidence and experience over a period of 3 or more years of programme management and service delivery
  • Evidence and experience over a period of 3 or more years of knowledge of delivering ICT Programmes in Microsoft technologies environment
  • Evidence and experience over a period of 3 or more years of presenting work at user groups and Management Board meetings communicating technical concepts to a non-technical audience
  • Qualified to MSP or Prince 2 or Agile
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Knowledge of Government procurement frameworks including CCS , G-Cloud and Digital Marketplace
  • Experience over a period of 3 or more years of supporting enablement of in-house programme management capabilities, engaging with staff and creating an environment of knowledge sharing

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Provide an example of supporting enablement of in-house subject matter expertise, engaging with staff and creating an environment of knowledge sharing. Knowledge transfer is a key part of this process.
  • An example of working with an organisation within Government delivering transformed services as part of a wider business/ICT strategy, embracing collaborative working practices, evolutionary architecture and contributing to shared goals.
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there an incumbent in this role?
This is effectively a new role. There is an existing role for Delivery Manager but the incumbent is leaving at the end of June and this and a new Delivery Manager role created.
2. Please can you provide more information on what would be considered 'Industry knowledge'. Do you mean the niche field of 'Vehicle Certifications', the wider IT sector, or something between the two. The programme as described appears to be a generic IT programme.
In this context we certainty mean the Wider ICT sector. There is no specific need for vehicle industry knowledge but experience of Government and any Inspectorate type function would certainly be beneficial.