Awarded to SRC UK Limited

Start date: Monday 18 May 2020
Value: £431,424.20
Company size: SME

700555370 Joint Electromagnetic Design and Innovation Centre

4 Incomplete applications

2 SME, 2 large

1 Completed application

1 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Friday 24 April 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 1 May 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 8 May 2020 at 11:59pm GMT


Summary of the work
2 FTEs are required to support the JEDI Team at the Joint Electronic Warfare Operational Support Centre, RAF Waddington. Current DV Strap and recent JEWOSC experience essential; subject matter expert in Intelligence Mission Data and air, maritime and land mission dependent data development and delivery.
Latest start date
Tuesday 26 May 2020
Expected contract length
Initial period to 31 Mar 2021, with options to extend up to a total duration of 2 years.
East Midlands
Organisation the work is for
Budget range
The maximum budget for the initial period to 31 Mar 2021 is £438,000 excluding VAT, which includes a £38,000 travel and subsistence budget for travel outside the base location (Lincolnshire). The travel budget may be uplifted during the contract term at the Authority's discretion. Daily travel and expenses to the base location is to be included in the contractor price.
Shortlisted contractors will also be required to provide a priced option for Year 2.

About the work

Why the work is being done
The purpose of the Joint Electromagnetic Design and Innovation Centre (JEDI) is to bring a coherent and efficient enterprise approach to the growing collection of Defence and Defence Export platforms that require Intelligence Mission Data (IMD) support and services. The JEDI requires Subject Matter Experts in this field, who will be charged with providing expert advice and world-leading support to Defence policy makers, project teams and manufacturers, in the development of digital age military capability.
Problem to be solved
To arrest the current trend towards duplication of facilities across the UK Defence Front Line Commands and improve the exploitation of recorded data. This will in turn, optimise the operational performance and survivability of the Joint Force, improve partner relations, and increase the competitiveness of Defence Exports.
Who the users are and what they need to do
The JEWOSC at Waddington has created the JEDI team in order that FLC Capability leads, Delivery Teams and Industry will be able to 'reach in' to JEDI for World-leading expert support in the development of digital age military capability.
Early market engagement
Any work that’s already been done
An internal military study proposed Mission Data for Information Advantage which recommended the creation of the JEDI Centre.
Existing team
The JEDI Initial Operating Capability was established during Dec 2019; this next phase will develop the concept to FOC during 20/21. JEDI personnel will be required to work within the JEWOSC at RAF Waddington and may on occasion be authorised to work at an off-site facility (Subject to approval by the JEWOSC). The wider team within the JEWOSC comprises a team of MOD civil servants and military personnel, supported by a number of industry partners.
Current phase

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Principally at the JEWOSC, RAF Waddington, LINCOLN, LN5 9WA, and on occasion at an approved location.
Working arrangements
The Team will work directly for Director JEWOSC, 5-days per week. UK and international travel will be required to engage with military and industry partners. Travel to the Base Location (Lincolnshire) is to be included in any day rates offered. All remaining UK and overseas travel and subsistence shall be in accordance with the Authority's Travel and Subsistence Policy and will be subject to prior authorisation by the Director JEWOSC or OC JEWOSC Operations
Security clearance
UKNSV DV and the ability to gain and maintain STRAP clearance is essential by contract commencement, and is to remain current throughout the contract term. Suppliers who are selected for further evaluation are to discuss any support required with the buyer organisation to facilitate clearances by contract start.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
The IR35 intermediaries legislation does not apply to this requirement. DEFCON 658 shall apply and compliance with Cyber Risk level 'Low'. Payment via the MOD CP&F electronic payment system (via contractor interface Exostar) shall be mandatory. This requirement shall be subject DEFCON 659A and a Security Aspects Letter. Authority for travel outside of that covered within the day rate to the base location shall be in accordance with the MOD Travel and Subsistence policy and rates, requiring prior approval by Director JEWOSC/OC JEWOSC Ops, and reconciliation to actual expenditure at contract review points.

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
  • Subject Matter Expert in Intelligence Mission Data
  • Full and deep understanding of Mission Data Cycle
  • Detailed technical understanding of all EW-equipped platforms in UK Defence
  • Full and deep understanding of UK mission data production at: JEWOSC, MSC and ACURL, including knowledge of current and emerging software and tooling
  • Detailed knowledge of wider EW related Defence issues, policy and strategies
  • Excellent presentational skills; self motivated, able to work with minimal supervision yet meet all desired outcomes in a timely fashion
  • NIGHTHAWK software experience
  • DV Strap security clearance
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Previous experience in Defence Intelligence.
  • Previous experience in the Joint CEMA Group.

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a written proposal.

How many suppliers to evaluate
Proposal criteria
  • Evidence that the personnel offered meet the essential skills criteria including provision of CVs
  • Technical solution including how the approach and technical solution meets the JEDI’s goal
  • Value for money
Cultural fit criteria
  • The ability to adapt positively to the demands of a fast moving and complex environment and commitment to delivery in support of operations
  • Demonstrates sound prioritisation skills
  • Works collaboratively with a wide range of internal and external stakeholders
Payment approach
Capped time and materials
Additional assessment methods
  • Case study
  • Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Are there current incumbents doing this work?
Yes, there are current incumbents doing this work.
2. Would we be non-compliant if we submit only one candidate?
The buyer organisation is obliged under the framework to evaluate the Digital Outcomes supplier responses under the published criteria to fulfil the whole requirement. The framework does not provide a procedure for division into Lots.