Awarded to Carbon60 Limited

Start date: Tuesday 5 January 2021
Value: £35,200
Company size: large
Royal Navy - MoD

Royal Navy Digital Development Facility (DDF) Digital Programme Manager

3 Incomplete applications

3 SME, 0 large

6 Completed applications

5 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Monday 16 November 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 18 November 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 23 November 2020 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Programme manager
Summary of the work
Establish the working outcomes for programme and delivery management of a team of C4ISR, technical, and operational SMEs, across a spectrum of digital programmes and projects delivering digital outcomes that enable current and future information based capabilities supporting Navy Command Information, MoD and HMG defence and national security outputs.
Latest start date
Tuesday 1 December 2020
Expected contract length
3 months
South East England
Organisation the work is for
Royal Navy - MoD
Maximum day rate
A maximum of £800 per day, based on 7.5 hours per day, 30 hours per week (4 days), for the duration of the contract; flexible working. There will be no overtime available.

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The DDF will be tasked by Navy Digital, will support MCSU and will liaise with several RN operational groups including Carrier Strike, Amphibious Task Group, and maritime platforms delivering outcomes under the guidance of the Navy Digital Capability Development Head.
What the specialist will work on
'Establish the DDF programme by delivering the following outcomes: developed ways of working and programme initiation; assessed data flows, tasking, prioritisation and working relationships with other RN, MoD, OGD and NATO stakeholders. Assist in the planning and preparation for developing the digital outcomes.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Whale Island, Portsmouth, and MCSU at Portsdown Technology Park, with a relatively small amount of travel within the UK
Working arrangements
There will be approx. 2 days per week working in the office in Portsmouth, the rest working flexibly. Work can be conducted remotely with the use of various apps and team sites for collaborative working via a MODNET laptop, to be supplied. There will be some visits to battle staff offices and maritime platforms to deliver outcomes in situ. These may be in the Portsmouth, Plymouth and Faslane areas.
Security clearance
SC is essential and DV desirable at contract start. MoD cannot sponsor clearances.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
In addition to the day rate, an additional £1K 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
  • Experience managing programmes and projects in a maritime environment
  • Experienced senior manger with information warfare skills and knowledge of the maritime warfare environment
  • Practical programme management experience of programme initiation and the mechanisms to develop through-life programme management.
  • Practical end-user experience in exploiting maritime C4ISR services / capabilities using a variety of platforms and technologies.
  • Experience with current core NATO command and control apps.
  • Experience using applications and systems hosted on the current maritime operational planning solution (LC2).
  • Experience in the practical use of C4ISR applications in meeting maritime operational and tactical needs.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • 'Experience with in-service maritime digital command system solutions, system engineering and system integration as either a user or engineer.
  • Experience in all variants of in-service maritime command system digital data link technologies and solutions.
  • Experience with NATO data link information exchange requirements and protocols.
  • Familiar with maritime combat system design, sensor integration and data capture, process and digital information exchange as user or engineer.
  • Experience developing and defining digital and cloud-based requirements to enable naval and maritime outcomes.
  • 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 engineering ICT commissioning, assurance and acceptance and associated engineering compliance.

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
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • Can work with customers with low technical expertise
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team on a daily basis
  • Able to make decisions in an informed and confident manner
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. How will you assess potential suppliers?
A proposal prepared by the supplier will need to be submitted in advance of a presentation. The proposal will be presented and the Authority SMEs will then interact/question the supplier and evaluate accordingly.
2. Will this be assessed as inside IR35?
Off-payroll working rules (IR35) do not apply for this outcome.
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. How will you assess the specialists? (Correction to answer 1)
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.
6. Would you accept a DV cleared candidate?
Yes, we would accept a candidate with a DV for this role.
7. 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.
8. Please can you confirm if there is an incumbent in this role
There is currently no incumbent in this role. This is a new role. Please note the previous answer give at question 4 was incorrect.
9. Please can you confirm the maximum charge rate? And that the consultant will only be engaged 4 days per week.
A maximum of £800 per day, based on 7.5 hours per day, 30 hours per week (4 days), for the duration of the contract; flexible working. There will be no overtime available.