Awarded to People Source Consulting Ltd

Start date: Monday 15 March 2021
Value: £101,000
Company size: SME
Ministry of Defence - Defence Digital MOD Corsham

CCT954 - Military Messaging Solution Architect

8 Incomplete applications

8 SME, 0 large

11 Completed applications

9 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Thursday 7 January 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 14 January 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 21 January 2021 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Technical Architect
Summary of the work
Development of solution architecture of system Service Roadmap
Service Description document
Logical Service Design Document
Review of OEM offerings to provide solution, and assure said designs as fit for purpose
Latest start date
Monday 15 March 2021
Expected contract length
6 months - Contract end date: 15 Sept 2021, extension option 2/3 months
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Ministry of Defence - Defence Digital MOD Corsham
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Primarily the Military Messaging Team, incl PM, RM, TM, etc. Existing HGM team. Potentially external OEMs as it oertains to CQs around bid solutions.
What the specialist will work on
Solutions Architecture and Assurance of solutions prompted by external OEMs design of a Military Messaging Solution

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Defence Digital, Building 405, Spur C2, Westwells Road, Corsham, SN13 9NR
Working arrangements
Flexible, WFH available where required (subject to laptop availability). Several segments will be at Secret and Above Secret and thus on site working will be required. C19 restrictions exempted if required. General business hours.
Security clearance
DV must be in place prior to starting work. Candidate must be UK Sole National.

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-E4WP43ZE.

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
  • Must have previous experience of System interfaces - 20%
  • Must have previous experience of working with Messaging Systems, protocols and standards - 20%
  • Proven organisational skills - 10%
  • Strong analytical skills - 5%
  • Excellent communication skills - 5%
  • Must have previous experience of Global Interactivity/Boundary Protection - 10%
  • Must have knowledge of the MOD Approvals Processes - 15%
  • Must have previous experience of technical documents - RMAD, ITT, SOR - 15%
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
  • Works to system Interface methodology
  • Have experience in working within a team that covers multiple organisations
  • Be customer orientated
  • Shares knowledge, experience and expertise with other team members
  • Communicates clearly
  • HAve strong stakeholdermanagement skills
  • Be transparent and collaborative
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there a current incumbent?
This is a new post so there is no current incumbent
2. Is there a current incumbent?
See response to question 1
3. Will this sit outside of IR35?
IR35 does not apply to this requirement.
4. What is the maximum day rate for this requirement?
The maximum day rate is £1000
5. Is there a current incumbent?
See response to question 1.
6. What budget do you have set aside for this role?
The Auhtority has a financially approved budget for this role
7. Is there a current incumbent?
See response to question 1
8. Is there a current incumbent
See response to question 1