Home Office

C18671 Delivery Manager - Tooling

Incomplete applications

18
Incomplete applications
17 SME, 1 large

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97
Completed applications
91 SME, 6 large
Important dates
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Published Wednesday 20 May 2020
Deadline for asking questions Friday 22 May 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 27 May 2020 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Delivery manager
Summary of the work An experienced Senior Project Professional with proven experience, capable of adapting and working alongside internal and external staff whilst managing multi-disciplined teams to effectively deliver large and complex digital technology projects in an environment of continual change.
Latest start date Monday 15 June 2020
Expected contract length 2 years
Location London
Organisation the work is for Home Office
Maximum day rate £700

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The delivery manager will manage a project associated with the Home Office Digital, Data and Technology (DDaT) Tooling Technology Products initiative.
The candidate will work across the organisation, including key stakeholder management at all levels to effectively plan monitor and control their project to deliver the outcomes required to time cost and quality.
What the specialist will work on DDaT are transforming their system delivery capability with STP accountable for key outcomes. The candidate will work within the STP team to ensure that these outcomes are delivered in accordance with agreed governance and technical architecture.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF /Croydon Campus/Other DDaT locations as required
Working arrangements A typical working day is 9am-5pm, however working outside of these hours may be required due to business/project need. The role requires flexibility as individuals may be required to work at any of the Customer premises and/or at supplier sites.
The role is outside of IR35.
Security clearance SC

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions Travel expenses are payable for journeys outside the M25 where approved in advance by the customer and in line with Home Office Travel policy (subsistence is not payable).

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
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Essential skills and experience
  • Experience of managing a multi disciplined programme delivery teams to deliver complex programmes/projects
  • Evidence of successfully escalating and managing risk to deliver successful outcomes
  • Experience in developing project status reports and providing management reports to Executive board level stakeholders
  • Experience and evidence of strong project planning monitoring and control
  • Experience of managing multi-functional delivery teams, in similarly complex environments
  • Evidence of strong client up-skilling and knowledge transfer capability
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Work as a team with our organisation as well as suppliers.
  • Drive outcomes making decision effectively while also considering the point of view of others
  • Delivering messages effectively while considering the individuals' involved

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work transparently and collaboratively in a no-blame culture, encouraging all to fail fast and learn from mistakes
  • Demonstrate experience of supporting and coaching other team members
  • Evidence their confidence to challenge the status quo
  • Evidence of taking responsibility for their work
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

50%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

30%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is there an incumbent? No.
2. What opportunity, if any, is there for remote working?
The start date advises 15th June and location is London/Croydon. Due to the current pandemic, will this role be starting working remotely? Also once lockdown is over, what is the minimum number of days required on site (is remote working possible)?
The role will be home based / supplier site based during Covid related restrictions. There after some home / supplier site working maybe appropriate.
3. Have you considered offering all 4 of the current roles out as a team / single tender? Yes we've considered that.
4. What does STP stand for? Thanks
What does STP stand for, as referenced in the Delivery Manager role?
What does the acronym STP stand for?
Shared Technology Products.
5. Is role deemed to be inside IR35? This is stated in the advert above. Inline with the requirements of this framework, this requirement is considered outside of IR35.
6. Will you support SC Clearance?
Will you sponsor clearance to SC?
We have a specialist for this role but his SC expired in 2018, would the organisation support the reissuing of the sc clearance?
Will you accept a candidate without SC, but still willing to go through?
What about people with lapsed SC or active SC, but expiring in 3-5 weeks?
Hi, will you consider sponsoring the right person for SC clearance or are you looking for only SC cleared candidates?
Ideally the successful specialist will hold current SC clearance as the clearance process will delay the service commencement (the administration of which is impacted by Covid). However, it is more important that the successful specialist is the most appropriately skilled and qualified and we will sponsor clearance for the right candidate.
7. If the candidate does not currently have SC level clearance will the client sponsor candidate security check process before work commences?
Good evening. Due to the current restriction on applying for SC Security Clearances, will you be willing to consider an applicant with a BPSS and a SC either 'In Progress' or waiting to be submitted?
Ideally the successful specialist will hold current SC clearance as the clearance process will delay the service commencement (the administration of which is impacted by Covid). However, it is more important that the successful specialist is the most appropriately skilled and qualified and we will sponsor clearance for the right candidate.
8. What division of DDaT is the work for please? Chief Technology Office.
9. Regarding security clearance, is this required before you begin the contract or if successful could the delivery manager receive this during the on boarding process? Clearance must be in place prior to on-boarding.
10. Due to Covid-19 and the government restrictions on travel, is there an opportunity for this delivery manager to work from home majority of the time? How is the home office handling these particular health and safety requirements? Thank you. The role will be home based / supplier site based during Covid related restrictions. There after some home / supplier site working maybe appropriate.
The HO has and continues to take measures to ensure people are able to work safely in their home environments and are advocates of healthy measures being adopted by the HO community in these unprecedented times.
11. (1) Will the Home Office support the candidate with getting SC clearance?
(2)What is the SFIA level of this role?
(3)Will a full 2-year contract be awarded or will this be split into shorter Statements of Work?
1) Yes
2) SFIA 5
3) It will be split into shorter statements of work.
12. a) What does “STP” stand for?
b) Who will they be reporting into?
c) What specifically is to be delivered?
d) Would experience within an particular technologies of methodologies be beneficial?
e) How invested/receptive are the stakeholders to supporting the project?
f) Is there anything you could see on a profile that would make it stand out?
g) What specific Tool or Tools will they be responsible for?
h) Will they be creating, maintaining or upgrading them?
a) STP stands for Shared Technology Product
b) To the Programme Manager
c) A rationalised and converged tooling environment.
d) The full scope has yet to be agreed, but Slack, Jira and Confluence will be among the list.
e)The stakeholders are supportive and recognise the importance of this programme of work for the wider benefit of DDaT.
f) Ideally the successful candidate will have appropriate and suitable experience to the role requirement.
g) The scope of the Tooling is part of the mobilisation phase of the programme.
h) A mixture, rationalising, potentially upgrading and convergence to new infrastructure environment.