Awarded to Methods Business and Digital Technology Limited

Start date: Monday 3 August 2020
Value: £326,400
Company size: SME
Home Office

C18921 STP Business Case Delivery Manager

19 Incomplete applications

19 SME, 0 large

30 Completed applications

29 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Monday 22 June 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 24 June 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 29 June 2020 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Summary of the work
The Home Office requires a Delivery Manager with a strong focus on Business Case writing to prepare two robust and succinct programme business cases, in order to justify these investments and ensure they are worthwhile, affordable, achievable and deliver value for money for the tax payer.
Latest start date
Monday 20 July 2020
Expected contract length
12 months with potential for extension
Organisation the work is for
Home Office
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
what the specialist will work on, continued:
- Benefits Realisation Plan (BRP)
- Commercials
• Challenge expert input in a constructive manner
• Build strong relationships with key stakeholders in order to work with them to anticipate and mitigate issues and delays to the delivery of the programme and or Business Case
• Manage the approvals process through the Home Office PIC Board and HM Treasury

The project is the Shared Technology Products (STP) project.
Who the specialist will work with
Programme Team, Programme Board, Business Case Team, Home Office Portfolio Investment Committee (PIC), PIC Assessors, Economic Central Unit (ECU), senior leadership Digital Data and Technology (DDaT), Commercial and Finance for DDaT.
What the specialist will work on
The specialist will;
• Identify the evidence and supporting information needed to support a robust case for two separate programmes of varying size and complexity.
• Lead the planning, development and drafting of both business cases in accordance with HM Treasury guidelines, to tight deadlines, establishing robust, convincing and compelling arguments that lead from evidence to informed recommendations.
• Build and manage an expert team to support the development of the business cases in the following possible areas;
- Modelling for Economic and Finance Cases
- Identification and valuation of benefits
continued in the market engagement section....

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Initially due to Corona Virus this is likely to be Home based.
Thereafter, 2 Marsham Street, 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/programme need.
The role is outside of IR35.
Security clearance
SC. The Home Office will sponsor clearance. The start date is subject to successful clearance / transfer of clearance.

Additional information

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.

Essential skills and experience
  • Have been responsible for the drawing up of at least five Business Cases within Central Government or a Critical National Infrastructure environment
  • Be familiar with HMT Green Book Guidance (Five case model)
  • Have experience of having drawn up Government (or Critical National Infrastructure)business cases for high value projects / programmes costing at least £200m
  • Be familiar with the discounted cash flow technique and the treatment of optimism bias and risk
  • Have experience of writing a programme business case, where there are inter-programme / departmental dependencies
  • Have experience of taking a high value business case through the relevant internal approvals process and securing approval from the relevant boards
  • Have experience of building and managing a Business Case team
  • Evidence strong stakeholder management skills, and the ability to communicate and build relationships effectively with a broad range of people, both verbally and in writing
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to support others and work towards a common goal
  • A ‘can do’ attitude especially in the delivery of outputs for set deadlines
  • Resilient, positive and easy to work with
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is it outside IR35?
Yes, as per the working arrangements section of the advert above.
2. Is there an incumbent?
No, this is a new requirement.
3. Hello, does the rate quoted (700) include the charge rate too?
Yes. The £700 is inclusive of any margins and expenses to base location, but excludes VAT.
4. Hello, can you confirm who will be on the panel please?
The programme director and a member of the programme team.
5. Will you consider candidates that have experience of projects less than £200m?
No. We’re looking for a specialist with a background in large scale programmes of work.
6. In q3 you state:
"Have experience of having drawn up Government (or Critical National Infrastructure)business cases for high value projects / programmes costing at least £200m"
is this figure,200m, correct?
7. Will suitable resource be able to start the project if they are cleared to BPSS or CTC level and a SC clearance is applied for?
Resources with CTC clearance confirmed and transferred can start work. BPSS clearance is not sufficient.
8. Hello, can you confirm who will be on the panel please?
The Programme Director and a member of the programme team.