This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Thursday 14 January 2021
Ministry of Defence - Defence Digital

RM1043/CCT967 new SAC for DLE Platform on ICE

5 Incomplete applications

4 SME, 1 large

7 Completed applications

7 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Thursday 7 January 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 11 January 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 14 January 2021 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Cyber security consultant
Summary of the work
The Defence Learning Environment (DLE) is a component of DLMC and is currently hosted on MODCLOUD ICE (migrated from JSF on 25 Oct 2020).
We will be working to get Official Sensitive accreditation to host OS course material on the DLE.
Latest start date
Monday 15 February 2021
Expected contract length
12 months (with an Option for a further 3 months)
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Ministry of Defence - Defence Digital
Maximum day rate
£750.00 ex-VAT

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
2. CyDR Accreditor
3. ASDT managed Projects specifically DLE, and MODBOX and associated stakeholders, but may be called to assist with other ASDT projects if required.
What the specialist will work on
Work with ASDT Programme in line with MOD Policies JSP604/JSP440 and Cyber Security best practice to:
Ensure proper procedures exist to support projects to achieve/maintain accreditation.
Assess and develop current security documentation.
Work with projects to ensure service developments are assessed and approved based on MOD Security protocols.
Be Project point of contact for Security Assurance with external stakeholders, attending meetings where required.
Work with designated Accreditor keeping them informed of Project status/issues.
Chair regular Security Working Group meetings with relevant stakeholders.
Produce testing scopes and ensure Vulnerability assessment or Penetration Testing is undertaken, reports produced, and remedial works completed.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Defence Digital, ASDT, Mustang Building, Rudloe Site, Westwells Road, MOD Corsham, SN13 9NR
Working arrangements
Most tasking will take place from MOD Corsham and you are required 5 days a week. The working day is 8 hours to include 30 minutes for lunch. Limited travel will be required within the UK. Travel and subsistence costs away from MOD Corsham will be recoverable in line with MOD Policy.
Security clearance
Due to short timescales SC Clearance must be in place from the first day of this contract and for the duration of the contract, due to the Projects that the individual is required to work with.
Role is outside of IR35.
Cyber Risk Assessment RAR-D5PB3UQ3
There is a current incumbent.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
DEFCONs 658 Cyber & 659 Security.
Crown Patents drafting
Notwithstanding any other provisions of the Contract and for the avoidance of doubt, award of the Contract by the Authority and placement of any contract task under it does not constitute an authorisation by the Crown under Sections 55 and 56 of the Patents Act 1977 or Section 12 of the Registered Designs Act 1949. The Contractor acknowledges... with reference to the acts authorised and the specific intellectual property involved." will apply.

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
  • Minimum of two years experience in an IA role with a similar sized organisation. 15%
  • CCP – Senior Practioner in one of the following disiplines SIRA or ISSM. 15%
  • Associate Member of the Institute of Chartered Institute of Information Security (CIISEC) 15%
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) Qualification. 15%
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of using Moodle 6%
  • Experience of ICT Projects in a similar sized organisation 6%
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) Qualification 11%
  • Extensive practical knowledge of Cloud Security 11%
  • Knowledge of JSP440 & JSP604 6%

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Experience of working in an Information Assurance role in a similar sized organisation. 35%
  • Work independently. 35%
  • Work or have knowledge of working in an Agile environment. 30%
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Q1. Can the Authority please confirm the working requirements in light of COVID-19? Will the candidate be required to work on-site or can they work remotely?
A1. Due to the current Covid-19 situation the candidate will be required to work remotely/from home for periods of time, due to Lockdown or local restrictions. There is still a requirement for the successful candidate to attend meetings & work at MOD Corsham as restrictions are lifted/allow. As stated in the advert, there is also the possibility of travel to other locations for meetings.
2. Q2. Can the Authority please confirm whether the opportunity is being assessed as inside or outside of IR35?
A2. As stated in the advert, this opportunity has been assessed as being outside of IR35.
3. Q3. Is there a current incumbent?
A3. As stated in the advert, there is a current incumbent.