Awarded to Carbon60 Limited

Start date: Wednesday 1 July 2020
Value: £280,000
Company size: large
Royal Navy - MoD

Provision of the MDA Capability Development and Integration Specialist

4 Incomplete applications

4 SME, 0 large

4 Completed applications

2 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Thursday 4 June 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 8 June 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 11 June 2020 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Summary of the work
Capability Development and Delivery Management across the range of MDA digital programmes and projects delivering digital outcomes within MDA that enable current and future information-based capabilities supporting Navy Command Information, MoD and HMG defence and national security outputs.
Latest start date
Wednesday 1 July 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
Who the specialist will work with
Navy Command Digital Directorate, MDA Programme Manager.
What the specialist will work on
Provide digital capability delivery management for MDA programmes and projects assigned by the Programme Manager to deliver operational effect in the maritime environment, specifically Maritime Domain Awareness, business and operational MDA outputs for direct information support and Command and Control (C2), identify appropriate MDA R&D and emerging solutions that enhances operational output. Act as the interlocutor bringing coherence across relevant national and international MDA related projects/teams that benefit RN MDA programme capability.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Portsdown Technology Park, Portsmouth with a level of travel overseas to support the MDA programme.
Working arrangements
The Capability Development Integration Specialist be working in a team with stakeholders from within Navy Command, MoD, and Partners across Government (PAG) to deliver successful capability outcomes in support of MoD and HMG national security objectives.
Security clearance
DV is essential at contract start. MoD cannot sponsor security clearance.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
In addition to the day rate, an additional £10K per year 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).

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
  • Demonstrate understanding of HMG maritime security strategy and policy and how, through the exploitation of information and data, outcomes to meet these objectives can be derived and delivered.
  • Demonstrate ability to represent HMG/MOD stakeholder interests at national and international fora where exploitation of information and data is discussed to support UK national security objectives.
  • Experienced at presenting to UK and international stakeholders the digital data and information dependencies necessary to enable coherent MDA outcomes.
  • Demonstrate understanding of digital systems and capabilities that deliver MDA as an enabler for maritime security both nationally and internationally.
  • Ability to understand complex user and operational challenges, providing options for resolution across a multi-stakeholder digital based environment spanning MOD, PAGs and international partners.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and experience in delivering MDA solutions and their interdependent activities to enable naval and maritime operational outputs.
  • Experience in delivering and understanding C4ISR/ICT digital programmes and projects and delivery of these into the MDA environment.
  • Experience in the delivery of digitally focused services as the Maritime Domain Awareness (MDA) Capability Operations Manager.
  • Experience identifying potential technical solutions to MDA requirements, identifying capability gaps and evaluating options by utilising next generation digital technologies and resources.
  • Deliver digital solutions to meet the approved High-Level Design (HLD) ensuring that all relevant lines of development are considered.
  • Experienced in the application of MoD standards for ICT, information security, delivery, compliance, safety, maritime integration and operations.
  • Qualified as a Project Manager.
  • Hold a current DV.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Good understanding of UK and international partners' MDA digital research and development activities.
  • Experience in drafting international Memorandum of Understandings to underpin national agreements on digital information sharing and concepts of MDA collaboration.
  • Experience managing teams delivering digital maritime engineering outcomes as head of section, department or similar level role.
  • Experience of producing reports, project reviews, and other written submissions iaw a recognised industry/HMG standards.

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 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 a Cyber Risk Assessment?
The Cyber Risk Level is N/A.
4. Is there an incumbent supplier in the role?
There is an not an incumbent delivering this activity.
5. Would you accept a DV cleared candidate?
Yes, we would accept a candidate with a DV for this role.
6. 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 specialist with a wide range of expertise to deliver outcomes required. Suppliers/candidates will need to provide one example outlining their experience in each essential area in order to meet the expectations of the tasking.
7. Would you accept an SC cleared candidate?
No, this role requires DV clearance at contract start.
8. Are you able to work remotely for the duration of this contract? If not, are the expectations that the person will be required to go onsite 5 days week?
No, it will not be possible to work remotely for the duration of this contract. There is an element of remote working with this role but a conservative estimate would put this at 20% (1 day per week). The role by definition is one of engagement with the Programme and Project Team, engineers, users and stakeholders, both national and international. Much of the work is also sensitive hence the DV requirement and this can only be undertaken onsite at this time.
9. Your answer on whether or not there is an incumbent in this role is not clear. Could you please clarify if there is an incumbent in this position?
There is no incumbent.