Awarded to BearingPoint Ltd

Start date: Thursday 1 April 2021
Value: £352,800
Company size: SME

MoD MedIS Programme CORTISONE Data Architect (Chief Architect)

21 Incomplete applications

18 SME, 3 large

9 Completed applications

9 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Tuesday 9 February 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 16 February 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 23 February 2021 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Data architect
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Summary of the work
A specialist is required by MoD MedIS Programme CORTISONE to provide high quality independent advice on strategy, alignment of clinical specialisms, product definitions and system design to ensure clinical safety. Key to this role is an extensive understanding of the healthcare sector complimented with a broader knowledge of Defence.
Latest start date
Thursday 1 April 2021
Expected contract length
2 Years
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist will work with MoD and NHS Crown Servants, Military Clinicians and MoD contractors who are currently providing both client side and supplier side support.
What the specialist will work on
MoD MedIS Programme CORTISONE requires a Chief Architect to provide high quality independent technical leadership to enable the delivery of an Eco System of COTS Health Information Applications and Services into the Defence Environment.
They will be required to set technical strategy and direction for a multidisciplinary team, enabling the delivery partner to be held to account.
This requires a firm understanding of NHS Systems and Services (4 Nations), the Health IT market and Defence Infrastructure to enable design challenges to be overcome and solutions implemented and rolled out to the user in all settings.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
MoD Defence Digital, Corsham, Wilts. SN13 9NR
Working arrangements
Homeworking until further notice

Following the end of the current Covid Lockdown, the specialist will work onsite at MoD Corsham. The number of onsite attendance days per week will be agreed with the specialist following any contract award.

Travel to other MoD and NHS sites as and when required. Reasonable T&S costs may be claimed.
Security clearance
SC Clearance must be in place prior to the contract start date and for the duration of the contract.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
DEFCON 76 (12/06) Contractor's Personnel at Government Establishments
DEFCON 522 (11/17) Payment and Recovery of Sums Due
DEFCON 531 (11/14) Disclosure of Information
DEFCON 532B (04/20) Protection Of Personal Data (Where Personal Data is being processed on behalf of the Authority)
DEFCON 609 (08/18) Contractors Records
DEFCON 658 (10/17) Cyber
DEFCON 659A (02/17) Security Measures
DEFCON 660 (12/15) Official Sensitive Security Requirements

DEFFORM 111 (05/19) Appendix - Addresses And Other Information -
DEFFORM 532 (Edition 10/19) Personal Data Particulars
DEFFORM 702 (Edition 08/07) Employees acknowledgement to Employer of Obligations Relating to Employer Confidentiality


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 of delivering a Health Information System capability into at least one of the one of the four NHS Nations.
  • Have recent experience (<12 months) of working with the UK MoD in a senior/leadership role to deliver a Digital Information System.
  • Have experience of the HIS marketplace where you have supported your client to make informed choices when developing procurement options and engaging the market with viable commercial propositions.
  • Have knowledge and experience of conducting Business Analysis and then translating that into Solution Design and Procurements to enable capability to be delivered to the Customer.
  • Give an example where you worked with a client to support the delivery of a Digital Healthcare Transformation project or programme, shaping the direction and implementation of solution design options.
  • Give an example of where you have worked with the MoD delivering an information system into the Defence Infrastructure (Fixed or Deployed).
  • Have knowledge and experience of how the NHS (4 Nations) operate in terms of their open standards, interfaces and infrastructure.
  • Be able to set direction for CORTISONE to interoperate with NHS National Systems and Services? This would include development of Non-Functional Requirements.
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
  • Have experience of working client side, providing independent assurance of a large Delivery Partner (DP) providing both leadership and technical direction, enabling the client to hold the DP to account.
  • Have knowledge and experience of working at a senior/influencing level in a large (>150 people) multi-disciplinary team responsible for delivering a complex capability to a customer.
  • Have recent (within 6 months) experience of working in a Programme that is using Agile as the delivery methodology.
  • Be SC Cleared or willing to undergo SC clearance in order to be ready to start with SC Clearance checks being completed by 1 Apr 21.
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there a current incumbent?
2. Is there a current or preferred incumbent for this?
Yes there is a current incumbent. There is no preferred incumbent at this stage. The preferred candidate will be identified following the evaluation process.
3. Is this requirement inside or outside of IR35?
Off-payroll working rules (IR35) do not apply for this requirement.
4. For the first essential criterion, are you expecting evidence of providing successful Health Information System capability to one nation (including multiple examples within the nation) or only one example per nation?
For this criteria we are seeking evidence that the candidate has, as a minimum, experience of delivering a Health Information System into at least one of the 4 NHS Nations.