Awarded to Albany Beck Consulting

Start date: Monday 1 March 2021
Value: £50,000
Company size: SME
London borough of Redbridge

IT Replacement Programme Product Manager

19 Incomplete applications

16 SME, 3 large

23 Completed applications

23 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Friday 22 January 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 26 January 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 29 January 2021 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Product manager
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Summary of the work
Redbridge is an ambitious, diverse and exciting east-London borough. What we do is driven by changing our relationship with local people to support our vision. As a result, we've developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council. This role is critical to our ambitious plans.
Latest start date
Monday 1 February 2021
Expected contract length
No specific location, for example they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
London borough of Redbridge
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Programme and project manager, data manager, business analysts and project support officers within the team. Subject matter experts within the housing service including heads of service, team managers and officers.
What the specialist will work on
The housing IT replacement product manager role is central to delivering our ambitious transformation plans for this critical service area. A key focus will be the delivery of the central IT replacement project. A multi-million-pound replacement of the Housing IT infrastructure which is as much about modernisation as it is about designing a futuristic housing service and fundamentally meeting the changing needs of our borough and its customers.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Remote until advised.
Working arrangements
Remote working with the need to facilitate sessions with colleagues online via teams and other platforms.
Security clearance

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
  • 5+ years Housing IT system implementation experience.
  • Able to plan, schedule, monitor, and reporting on delivery of the IT project.
  • Be experienced in resource scheduling to ensure availability of adequate resources to deliver the project
  • Monitor costs, timescales and resources used, and takes action where these deviate from agreed tolerances.
  • Ensuring that project stakeholders are adequately involved and kept informed of progress on their projects, and that customer expectations and project outcomes remain aligned.
  • Ensures that all stages of projects are appropriately documented.
  • Ensures projects are formally closed and, where appropriate, subsequently reviewed, and that lessons learned are captured and actioned.
  • Ensures project governance is effective and transparent and the governance requirements for board members and project sponsors are met
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
  • be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • share knowledge and experience with other team member
  • take responsibility for their work
  • challenge the status quo
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there a current or preferred incumbent?
hank you for your question. There is currently an IT replacement programme product manager working within the IT programme.
2. Could you please provide us with some indication of expected contract length?
Circa 3 months
3. Could you please provide us with some indication of maximum day rate or budget for this specialist position?
Please refer to the evaluation weighting.