Awarded to Albany Beck Consulting

Start date: Monday 1 February 2021
Value: £31,200
Company size: SME
London Borough of Redbridge

IT and digital projects manager - Planning and Building Control

7 Incomplete applications

7 SME, 0 large

13 Completed applications

12 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Wednesday 16 December 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 23 December 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 30 December 2020 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Summary of the work
Manage a number of projects within the IT Portfolio at the Council. Supporting the delivery of the IT and Digital Strategies, working across departments to deliver improvements for internal and external customers.
Latest start date
Monday 1 February 2021
Expected contract length
3 months
Organisation the work is for
London Borough of Redbridge
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
There is an established IT Project Management Office with many projects underway.
Who the specialist will work with
You will work with resources across the IT team and in specialist functions (e.g. finance and procurement) to deliver the projects.
What the specialist will work on
• Citizens Portal project – deliver replacement for APAS Web to provide new features to Planning and Building
• Agile GIS project – deliver replacement to existing P&BC GIS solution.
• Agile Chatbot with Citizens Portal integration – deliver chatbot upgrade for Planning and new on for Building Control.
• Agile SaaS – project to migrate to the Cloud solution.
• Agile AI Validator – project to introduce new AI feature to APAS

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
The IT Team for London Borough of Redbridge is based at Lynton House, Ilford. However the majority of the team are working from home due to Covid-19 and this role would be expected to do the same.
Working arrangements
Working remotely from home due to Covid 19. Occasional requirement to be onsite to collect/return IT equipment.
Security clearance
None required.

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 experience working with local government procurement processes
  • Have experience of the full project life cycle from business case definition, through to transition to business as usual
  • Have extensive experience of project management
  • Have experience with one or more project methodologies (e.g. Agile, PRINCE2,PMP)
  • Experience of successfully delivering projects in a local government or public sector organistion
  • Experience of managing projects to deliver chat-bots
  • Experience of managing projects improving planning and building control IT applications
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
  • Can work collaboratively with the IT business as usual team to ensure the best outcomes for the Council.
  • Can work collaboratively with specialists in the Council to achieve project aims (e.g. finance, legal and procurement)
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there an incumbent?
2. What is your overall budget?
3. Can you please advise if you have a target day rate for the position?
Target is £500 per day
4. Can I ask why you are advertising this role when there is already an incumbent in place?
The the existing contract end date is approaching
5. Is the Incumbent also being considered for the position or are they leaving the project?
The incumbent supplier will be considered if the apply.
6. Is the incumbent leaving the project or are you benchmarking alternative candidates?
The supplier contract is expiring.