Awarded to Wildcat Product Ltd

Start date: Saturday 5 June 2021
Value: £84,500
Company size: SME
Centre for Digital Public Services (Wales)

Product Manager - Centre for Digital Public Services Wales - Role 2

9 Incomplete applications

9 SME, 0 large

14 Completed applications

14 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Friday 11 June 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 15 June 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 18 June 2021 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Product manager
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Contracted out service: the off-payroll rules do not apply
Summary of the work
We’re looking for a product manager to join us to work on the roadmap and alpha for the training and support offering for the leadership and teams/squads the Centre support within the Welsh Public Sector.
Latest start date
Monday 28 June 2021
Expected contract length
6 months with the option of a 25% extension (6 weeks)
No specific location, for example they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
Centre for Digital Public Services (Wales)
Maximum day rate
£700 inclusive of travel expenses if travel becomes required

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You’ll be supporting the Head of Digital Skills and Capability and you will be responsible for the development of our skills and capability roadmap, service and product development.
What the specialist will work on
As Product Manager you’ll:

Provide direction & leadership for multidisciplinary agile product teams

Define, explain and iterate a product vision that's compelling to users, team, stakeholders

Develop and prioritise a product backlog, writing good user stories, making decisions based on evidence

Own, be responsible for developing and articulating a clear vision, achievable goals and measurable objectives, which are aligned to the goals and objectives for building digital skills and capability

Lead engagement with stakeholders, users and partner organisations, by running demos, blogging, facilitating workshops

Coaching, mentoring CDPS team and stakeholders to help them understand the value of product management

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Working remotely
Working arrangements
We expect this work will be done remotely for the foreseeable future. Should official guidance change during the duration of this engagement, you may be expected to attend meetings across Wales.
Security clearance
Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) will be required

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Welsh Service Standards will 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
  • Demonstrable experience leading teams/products through discovery, alpha, beta and live phases
  • Recent evidence of creating and developing product strategies
  • Demonstrable evidence of deep agile understanding and experience
  • Evidence that you have a thorough understanding of a variety of disciplines involved in digital delivery, including engineering, service-design, performance analysis and user research developed through working in multidisciplinary teams
  • Recent evidence of engagement with stakeholders with varying levels of understanding of user centred design and agile
  • Demonstrable evidence of managing complex stakeholder situations
  • Recent evidence of coaching and identifying learning opportunities
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Professional-level fluency in Welsh language
  • Demonstrable experience of working in the Welsh Public Sector
  • Experience or interested in learning and development

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Experience of successful collaborative working as part of a multi-disciplinary delivery team, sharing knowledge within the team
  • Experience delivering in an open, collaborate, agile way
  • Experience of successful agile delivery in non-agile environments and bridging the two worlds
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there an incumbent supplier delivering currently?
There is no one in the role at present, therefore no incumbent supplier for this.