Awarded to ProGravitas

Start date: Monday 13 July 2020
Value: £70,000
Company size: SME
Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

Cloud Project Manager for Analytical Platform

15 Incomplete applications

15 SME, 0 large

35 Completed applications

33 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Thursday 18 June 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 22 June 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 25 June 2020 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Programme manager
Summary of the work
Opportunity to work on a Private Cloud platform and to project manage enhancements and new requirements to improve its functionality, performance, security, robustness and future proof its capability.
Latest start date
Tuesday 30 June 2020
Expected contract length
Approved works for up to 6 months. Option to review an extension, up to a further a 12 month.
Organisation the work is for
Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
Maximum day rate
up to £625 per day Approval for £70K.

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The team is embedded with the Analytical community and serves other external departments, all users are Analysts (Statisticians, Economists, Operational Researchers and Social Researchers).
What the specialist will work on
1. Will project manage the new requirements and enhancement of Analytical platform.

2. Ensure that all projects and product documentation is completed.

3. Support & advise senior manager with requirement gathering for large projects

4. Help implement technical tools for established and new processes.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Westminster, London.
Working arrangements
On-site 5 days a week.
meetings with users and teams in London offices
Security clearance
Willing to undergo Security Clearance (SC)

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions

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
  • Have minimum 5 years demonstrable project management experience within a private cloud environment - 15 points
  • Have minimum 5 years project management experience working in technology, ideally within Civil Service - 15 points
  • Evidence of project managing a migration to a private cloud environment - 10 points
  • Demonstrable experience of working with OFFICIAL-SENSITIVE data (commercial or personal) - 10 points
  • Demonstrable experience of working with relational databases - 10 points
  • Demonstrable experience of designing and implementing new business processes - 10 points
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Demonstrable experience of working of Microsoft Windows Server environment (any version) - 5 points
  • Demonstrable experience of working with an Ubuntu Linux Server environment (any version) - 5 points

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Able to work in a small multi-skilled team (less than 10) - 15 points
  • Willing to help develop other colleagues' capability - 15 points
  • Able to communicate complex solutions in a simple manner for non-technical users - 15 points
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there a current incumbent?
2. Is this inside or outside IR 35?
3. Given current social distancing rules, will this assignment be remote initially or are your offices open?
Initially work will in working from home until further notice.
4. Are there any preferred Cloud platforms the Candidate should have experience with?
5. Could you confirm the Candidate can be represented for SC Clearance if they don't currently hold it
As stated in requirements. "Willing to undergo Security Clearance (SC)"
6. What would the interview process look like?
If your candidate is shortlisted, the interview is based around the main requirements and general questions around work from the candidate's CV.
7. Are we up against other suppliers for this role?
This is open competition, so yes.
8. Assumption is the budget has been approved for this role?
Yes, please read requirements.
9. Where it mentions “How suppliers will be evaluated” – are you able to explain a little more around that? Does that affect us directly? What’s the process there?
Suggest you read guidelines. You need to respond to the requirements stated on the requirements page. Each requirement has a weighting.
10. Our understanding is that there is an incumbent in place, that is already familiar with the system and gained vital business knowledge. What are you looking for from new supplier that the current incumbent cannot give?
There is an incumbent. Each candidate will be dealt fairly and equally based on their response & evidence to the questions raised in the requirements.
11. Please can we check this is for one role?
Yes we are after an individual rather than a team.
12. Who is the incumbent (Supplier name)?