Awarded to Mercator IT Solutions

Start date: Wednesday 4 January 2017
Value: £70,800
Company size: SME
Government Digital Service

WP1168 Portfolio Manager for CTS

0 Incomplete applications

22 Completed applications

22 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Thursday 24 November 2016
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 28 November 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 1 December 2016 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Portfolio manager
Summary of the work
Supporting Government departments intergrate and deploy common technology, Managing, building and maintaining relationships between CTS and other government departments. Contributing to the design and development of all of the technical products and services that CTS will be delivering.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
3 months
Organisation the work is for
Government Digital Service
Maximum day rate
£800 maximum per day.

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Head of Technology for CTS and other specialists within the Tech services team.
What the specialist will work on
The specialist will work on supporting government departments to intergrate common deploy and operate Common tech services products and services. - The specialist will act as the main point of contact between CTS and a number of many government department managing and building various relationships between CTS and those departments. - Specialist will be expected to contribute to the design and development of all CTS products and services & insure that they meet the needs of the departments engaging.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
125 Kingsway, Aviation House, Holborn, London, WC2B 6NH
Working arrangements
On site 5 days a week.
Security clearance
SC clearance or willingness to participate in vetting procedure.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Standard Cabinet Office terms and conditions 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
  • Requires deep techincal knowledge of stack and in appreciation of the complexities of intergreting these technologies with exsisting departmental infrastructure
  • Must be able to champion concepts and idea's for CTS across government at boards and presentation's to SCS level and above
  • Must have at least 18 months + experience within government and more than 15 years experience within a technical background
  • Must have at least 5 years + project management experience
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Already established relationship's within government.
  • Experience of working within an agile environment
  • Understanding of Cloud and data-centre architecture
  • Understanding of relationships between networking architecture and security

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Be able to work intergatively with direct team members and others within our organisation and other suppliers
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • Challenge the status quo
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




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