Awarded to Blue Pelican Ltd

Start date: Monday 7 December 2020
Value: £189,800
Company size: SME
Ministry of Defence - Defence Digital MOD Corsham

CCT909 - C4ISR Technical Coherence Support copy

8 Incomplete applications

6 SME, 2 large

17 Completed applications

16 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Tuesday 1 September 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 3 September 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 8 September 2020 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Summary of the work
Update, maintain C4ISR Applications Roadmap, C4ISR Applications Baseline and Implementation Change Log. Secretariat support Technical Change Committee.
Manage, update, maintain the CIAS SharePoint Website and CIAS Interventions Log. Technical support
Support development/dependency roadmap for NATO/FAS. 
Identify options to deliver solution for specific interventions including technical options, appropriate funding, approvals route
Latest start date
Wednesday 21 October 2020
Expected contract length
1 Year - Contract end date: 21 Oct 2021, extension option 6 months
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Ministry of Defence - Defence Digital MOD Corsham
Maximum day rate
£750 per day (Ex VAT)

Travel and subsistence expenses (Limit of Liability for T&S is £12,000 ex-VAT). to attend other sites will be payable from Corsham using current Civil Service T&S practices. Where possible, MOD Rail Warrants or the Travel Cell will be used. Travel to Europe may be required for NATO meetings

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The ASDT C4ISR Programme Manager requires a skilled specialist who is also willing to impart knowledge/advise.
What the specialist will work on
The C4ISR Information Services coherence work being undertaken by ASDT requires additional Technical Coherence Services support to meet the needs of the Mission(S) User community and to interact with NATO(S) users in coalition operations and/or exercises.

There is a continuing opportunity to drive coherence across the deliveries by working together to deliver synergies within the application delivery space and requirements for supporting documentation.
The existing Coherence Specialist requires support for the following coherence activities:
• Governance structure coherence
• Multiple road mapping of applications across different areas
• NATO Interaction & Coherence
• Intervention co-ordination
• Intervention resolution activities

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
MOD Corsham - ASDT
Westwells Road
SN13 9NR
Working arrangements
The Specialist will be required 3 days a week dependent on the workload. WFH will be possible due to current COVID-19 situation but attendance in the office will be expected if and when WFH permissions are withdrawn.
Security clearance
Valid SC clearance must be in place prior to the contract starting and for the duration of the contract.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
T&S will be paid based on receipted actuals and in compliance with MoD Policy, no other expenses are permitted.

Suppliers must use the Authorities Purchase to Payment Tool called CP&F or be prepared to sign up to the tool.

The role is outside IR35.

The Cyber Risk Profile has been identified as Moderate reference RAR-2DMB4ZHE .

More detail will be provided at the tender stage, for suppliers that pass the shortlisting stage.

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
  • Proven experience of working within a programme of similar size and complexity within MOD - 10 points
  • Workshopping; ability to lead small to medium sized groups of stakeholders to extract relevant information to feed into coherence work - 5 points
  • The ability to work under pressure and adhere to challenging timescales - 5 points
  • Proven organisational skills - 10 points
  • Strong analytical skills - 5 points
  • Excellent communication skills - 5 points
  • Reporting; ability to gather, analyse and present accurate, consistent messages to senior management boards - 5 points
  • Must have previous experience of working with legacy systems - Operational deployed IT and Bearer Systems in particular - 15 points
  • Must have experience of interoperability, Installation and Integration Testing - 10 points
  • Must have appropriate SQWEP technical skills in the telecommunications and application areas – 15 points
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Ability to understand coherence programme objectives and proactively manage this piece of work – 5 Points
  • IT literate, with experience of Microsoft Office 365 including SharePoint - 10 points

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Works to technical coherence methodology - 20 points
  • Have experience in working within a team that covers multiple organisations - 20 points
  • Be customer oriented - 15 points
  • Shares knowledge, experience and expertise with other team members - 15 points
  • Communicates clearly - 10 points
  • Have strong stakeholder management skills - 10 points
  • Be transparent and collaborative - 10 points
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there a current incumbent?
No there is no current incumbent.
2. Please can we ask for the reasoning behind re-releasing this opportunity?
The original opportunity was cancelled due to an administration error. The opportunity was still required so the error has been rectified and has now been re-released.