Awarded to People Source Consulting Ltd

Start date: Thursday 28 October 2021
Value: £164,360
Company size: SME
Ministry of Defence. Defence Digital, ASDT C4ISR

PS003 - C4ISR JCHAT Project Manager

2 Incomplete applications

2 SME, 0 large

8 Completed applications

8 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Friday 27 August 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 31 August 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 3 September 2021 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Supply of resource: the off-payroll rules will apply to any workers engaged through a qualifying intermediary, such as their own limited company
Summary of the work
The OEHE team will deliver interoperability for E7 Wedgetail aircraft in the fixed/deployed space. A Project Mgr is required to deliver JCHAT interoperability as a service provision to existing Defence Digital systems, deliver integration of chat applications/capabilities across multiple Defence infrastructure hosting environments at multiple security domains at fixed/deployed sites.
Latest start date
Thursday 14 October 2021
Expected contract length
12 Months. Option for 12 Months extension (Subject to financial approval)
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Ministry of Defence. Defence Digital, ASDT C4ISR
Maximum day rate
£740.00 ex vat

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Civilian, Military and contractors within the MOD and wider Defence industry.
What the specialist will work on
Management and delivery of project plans to ensure all necessary preparation and execution tasks and dependencies are included.
Work with key stakeholders to manage deployment of chat applications on hosting infrastructures.
Identify and mitigate potential risks for delivery of chat capabilities.
Operate as a full member of the team; supporting Programme Director and team members as directed.
Project manage all aspects of specific work packages relating to CHAT.
Work with stakeholders to ensure design, delivery, technical build; testing, requirements are managed and delivered.
Working with Design team to secure stakeholder sign-off at all stages.
Develop stakeholder communication and management plans.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
DD ASDT are based at Mustang Building and Building 405 on Westwells Road, MOD Corsham, Wiltshire, SN13 9NR.
Additional travel to various MOD premises and Industry partner locations in the UK may be required.
£2000.00 ex vat, Travel and subsistence Level of Liability.
Working arrangements
The successful candidate will need to work between 4 and 5 days per week. The working day is 8 hours to include 30 minutes for break. Some work may be conducted at other MOD and industry partner sites in the UK. Opportunities for home working are available. This individual will report to the C4ISR Programme Manager in ASDT.
Security clearance
Valid DV clearance must be in place for the duration of the contract.

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
  • Give an example of your experience, as a Technical Project Manager including the management and delivery of project plans in a similar organisation within the last 5 years.15%
  • Demonstrate experience of working with C4ISR or related applications within the last 5 years 15%
  • Explain your experience of dealing with remote groups of stakeholders and how you managed expectations and communications between disparate groups 10%
  • Provide an example of your ability to analyse and comment on technical design documentation 10%
  • Give an example of how you have worked with stakeholders to ensure design, delivery, technical build; testing, requirements are managed and delivered. 10%
  • Provide an example of your knowledge and experience of the MOD risk management and scheduling process 10%.
  • Confirmation of application knowledge using project management tools and applications such as EPM, ARM, ADAM 10%
  • Provide a recent example of your organisational ability with regards to managing a project. 5%
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Give an example of experience working with chat applications 5%
  • Provide an example of your experience working within a Defence related environment 5%
  • Demonstrate your experience liaising with industry partners 5%

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Describe how you would work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers 15%
  • Describe a time when you have been transparent and collaborative when making decisions 15%
  • Give an example of a no-blame culture where you have encouraged people to learn from their mistakes 15%
  • Illustrate how you have taken responsibility for your work 15%
  • Give an example of how you have shared knowledge and experience with team members 10%
  • Describe a time when you have challenged the status quo 10%
  • Demonstrate how you have upheld discipline related decisions 10%
  • Give an example of how you have worked successfully with clients with low technical expertise 10%
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Would you accept an SC cleared candidate?
The Authority’s expectation is that the winning bidder will hold sufficient DV clearance for its candidate at Contract award to deliver the required outcomes. Should suppliers not be able to meet this requirement, it should identify any DV clearances which it requires to be in place to meet the contract requirements for the Authority’s review as part of its response to this requirement.
2. Is there any incumbent?
Yes - Volaris Exec Recruitment Ltd.