Start date: Friday 5 March 2021
Value: £60,000
Company size: SME
one source (Newham and Havering Councils)

Change Consultancy for IT Restructure

42 Incomplete applications

41 SME, 1 large

20 Completed applications

20 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Monday 22 February 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 24 February 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 1 March 2021 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Agile coach
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Summary of the work
We require an expert consultant in agile and participative IT organisational design, change and transformation to support the design and implementation of a new Target Operating Model for IT.
Latest start date
Monday 1 March 2021
Expected contract length
3 months
No specific location, for example they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
one source (Newham and Havering Councils)
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
the CIO and the IT Leadership Team (5 staff)
the IT design teams and special interest groups
All IT staff
Trade Unions
What the specialist will work on
1. Leading and coaching methods of participative organisational structure and design
2. 1:1 change and agile coaching for senior leaders and IT teams
3. Organisational change problem solving consultancy

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
remotely, but possible travel to Newham and Havering required
Working arrangements
predominantly remotely, in team meetings and 1:1.

After lock-down potentially a requirement for site meetings for specific one off events (e.g. workshops)

No expenses offered.
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
  • Have significant participative organisational design skills
  • Have significant experience in designing inclusive campaigns
  • Have significant experience in IT organisational design
  • Have organisational change management skills
  • Have extensive leadership coaching skills
  • Have problem solving skills
  • Have track record and experience in working with Local Governement organisations in designing IT structures and operating models
  • Have certified qualifications in problem solving
  • Have certified qualifications in psychology of the mind and behaviour (e.g. NLP or equivalent)
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
  • Work as a part of our organisation and partner eco-system
  • Exemplify inclusive approaches to consulting
  • Be comfortable in challenging existing ways of thinking and working
  • Create an inclusive and enabling atmosphere
  • Actively listen
  • Promote learning behaviour
  • Share and impart techniques and knowledge to permanent team members
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is this role is inside or outside IR35
Outside IR35
2. Is there a current incumbent for the opportunity
3. What is the budget for this role
To be determined by the procurement process
4. What would be your desired pay rate /day rate for the role?
To be determined by the procurement process
5. What availability do Senior Managers and all those involved in this transformation have to commit to change? (i.e. everyone has 2 half days a week for workshops free in calendars)
Senior Managers have fully committed to this transformation and will be available as required
6. Please can you confirm the latest start date as it seems unlikely to be 1st March as this is the day the applications close.
The successful supplier will be able to start work immediately. The latest acceptable start date will be 5th March 2021
7. Out consultants have very strong experience of agile change implementation within Local governament/Public sector with PRINCE 2 and MSP Practitioner certifications ( no specific certifications of problem solving/NLP, as per your requirement), would you consider our application?
We will only be considering applications based on the essential skills and experiences listed.
8. Wikipedia define NLP as “a pseudoscientific approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy”. This is listed as a “must have” skill. Would the council accept experience in witchcraft as a suitable alternative?
9. Another “must have” skill is “certified qualifications in problem solving”. Would a certification from the University of Life suffice? Is problem solving in general what is required, or do you require somthing more specific, such as diferntial equations?
A certified or accredited qualification in problem solving techniques/methods is required
10. How can suppliers give scenario based evidence for obtaining a qualification?
Evidence of the application and outcomes of the skills/qualifications in previous engagements is the requirement
11. Will it be sufficient to simply list any relevant qualifications?
Evidence of the application and outcomes of the skills/qualifications in previous engagements is the requirement
12. How do you see the NLP side of things working with Agile?
Skills and qualifications are required in a range of methodologies and techniques which will be expected to be adapted to this specific working environment.
13. Is it possible the 3 month duration will be extended?
This will be reviewed during the course of the engagement.
14. Can you please provide some examples of problem-solving certifications that you are looking for?
Some illustrative examples include CQI/IRCA Managing Problem Solving Practitioner and the CPDUK Accredited Creative Problem Solving certification.