Awarded to Carbon60 Limited

Start date: Monday 3 August 2020
Value: £300,000
Company size: large
Royal Navy - MoD

Provision of HM Naval Base Technical ICT Change and Project Management Specialist Services 700705399

5 Incomplete applications

5 SME, 0 large

11 Completed applications

8 SME, 3 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
Programme manager
Summary of the work
Programme Management across a full spectrum of ICT programmes and projects delivering digital outcomes that enable current and future information based capabilities supporting Navy Command Naval Bases, MoD and HMG defence and national security outputs.
Latest start date
Saturday 1 August 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, Navy Command Infra, Dockayard Infra Teams
What the specialist will work on
'The Royal Navy is seeking a single specialist to provide digital programme management for programmes and projects assigned by the Authority to deliver change activities in the maritime environment specifically HM Dockyards, including buisness and operational network architecture, bearer systems, IT systems. All aspects of ICT and associated engineering governance, information assurance, engineering standards and ICT security as applied to Naval and maritime data and information systems are in scope.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Based in Whale Island, Portsmouth with a high level of attendance onsite at Devonport, less so at Faslane and Portsmouth Dockyards.
Working arrangements
The specialist will be working in a team with stakeholders from within Navy Command, Devonport Dockyard, MoD, and related commercial partners to deliver capability outcomes in support of MoD and HMG national security objectives. There will be a requirement to spend time at each Dockyard, particularly Devonport, which is the focus for the initial period of activity.
Security clearance
SC is essential at contract start. Navy/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.

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
  • Experience delivering C4ISR/ICT ICT programmes and projects in a complex maritime environment.
  • Experience providing Enterprise Architect outcomes designing solutions to meet user requirements using current and next generation technologies and resources.
  • Contribute to and deliver High Level Design (HLD) solutions for digital outcomes and ensuring that relevant defence lines of development are considered.
  • Experienced in application of MoD standards for ICT, information security, design, delivery, compliance, safety, maritime integration and operations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and experience in managing digital ICT services and their interdependent activities to enable naval and maritime outputs.
  • Experienced of MoD Strategic Command and Defence Digital working practices.
  • Ability to understand complex user and operational issues and provide options for resolution across a multi-stakeholder digital based environment spanning MOD and commercial partners.
  • Evidence of delivery of complex ICT programmes and projects to the vision and to time, cost and quality.
  • Experience with HM warship operating processes and procedures, particularly platform ICT support needs when alongside.
  • Experienced in business to business (B2B) commercial procedures and processes.
  • Registered as a Chartered Engineer or ICT professional with a related MSc.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience developing and defining digital and cloud-based requirements to enable naval and maritime outcomes.
  • Experience in the preparation and operation of commercial contracts for the provision of ICT services, digital outcomes, specialists and technical products and services.
  • Experience managing teams delivering digital maritime engineering outcomes as head of department with charge responsibility in a complex sea-going or similar role.
  • Experience of maritime digital and ICT installation, commissioning, assurance and acceptance and the related engineering and information compliance activities.
  • Experience in the production of business cases, reports, project reviews, and other written submissions iaw a recognised industry/HMG standards.
  • Experience managing transformational change at the organisational level.
  • Aware of SCIDA and the related ECR processes.

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 with 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 incumbent delivering this portfolio management 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 portfolio 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.
7. Is there an incumbent supplier in the role?
Please ignore the answer to question 4 - there is no incumbent supplier in the role.
8. Can you confirm the job title of the role as the job description does not match the title?
The title needs to be read in conjunction with the entire opportunity, rather than in isolation, to obtain a full understanding of the role and outcomes over the 2 year period. The title, in addition to the summary, who the specialist will work with, what the specialist will work on and the working arrangements collectively give a good picture of the activities involved in delivering this set of digital outcomes.