Awarded to LA International Computer Consultants Limited

Start date: Tuesday 1 February 2022
Value: £150,000
Company size: large


6 Incomplete applications

5 SME, 1 large

4 Completed applications

2 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Friday 26 November 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 30 November 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 3 December 2021 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Technical Architect
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
D Info Digital Innovation Architect will lead the expedient identification and trialling of digital capability into approved digital transformation programmes and projects using a 'learn fast' approach to concepts.

An understanding of military operational activity is required as part of this role
Latest start date
Monday 24 January 2022
Expected contract length
Initially 1-year with option to extend up-to 12 months
South East England
Organisation the work is for
Maximum day rate
£680 per day based on 18 days per calendar month over initial 12-month contract period

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The Army and wider Defence are embracing a culture of innovation to both realise efficiencies and, more importantly, force optimisation. Digital innovation requires an expedient delivery of capability into service with adoption of a 'learn fast' approach to concepts. To ensure we continue to leverage business benefits from our innovation activities we require a broadening of SQEP and KSE within the Directorate to better bridge the industry and military use of technologies, solutions and service. This role will be working with the Army Digital Transformation programme (THEIA) to accelerate&maximise the transition to "Digital by Default" aim for the programme
What the specialist will work on
The responsibilities will be:
1. Lead the Digital Innovation blueprint for Digital Transformation as defined by AH Digitalisation and Army Chief Data Officer
2. Produce&maintain a roadmap of emerging technologies and processes that will support greater adoption of digital technologies and cultural behaviours.
3. Produce solutions plans and estimates against complex problems including: development of transformation maps, identification of Minimum Viable Products, opportunities to influence change programmes, exploit current services to meet digital transformation agenda
4. Provide advice and guidance to transformation teams across the organisation
5. Drive standards and approaches to innovation/prototyping
6. Plan and deliver progression through trials

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Main office - Army HQ, Blenheim Building, Marlborough Lines, Andover, Hampshire, SP11 8HJ
Working arrangements
Your primary location will be Andover and will be expected to work a Hybrid arrangement that will include on-site, home working and travel to other Army locations across the UK.

Expenses will be in accordance with MOD Travel policy

The Cyber Risk reference is 173913054 (Low)

A copy of the Statement of Requirement can be obtained from

The split of the weightings are:
Technical - Essential Skills and Experience 40%
- Supporting Statement 20%
Cultural - Cultural Fit 10%
- Social Values 10%
Price - 20%
Security clearance
Must have SC clearance

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
DEFCON 5J Unique Identifiers; DEFCON 76 Contractors Personnel at Government Establishments; DEFCON 129J The Use of Electronic business Delivery Form; DEFCON 513 Value Added Tax;
DEFCON 516 Equality ; DEFCON 518 Transfer; DEFCON 531 Disclosure of Information; DEFCON 532B Protection of Personal Data; DEFCON 534 Subcontracting/Prompt Payment; DEFCON 537 Rights of Third Parties; DEFCON 539 Transparency; DEFCON 550 Child Labour/Employment Law; DEFCON 566 Change of control of contractor; DEFCON 642 Progress Meetings; DEFCON 658 Cyber; DEFCON 659A Security Measures; DEFCON 660 Official-Sensitive Security Requirements; DEFCON 694 Accounting for Property of the Authority

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
  • Demonstrate leading large scale Enterprise Service transformation within last 4-years (15%)
  • Ability to build, lead, develop and motivate high performing and well balanced delivery teams within last 4-years (15%)
  • Ability to find and develop innovation opportunities relevant to the business (15%)
  • Expert in the Data Digital and Technology delivery role within last 2-years (15%)
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 well as the lead of a team and keep the team motivated to perform well (5%)
  • Transfer knowledge gained through the team and be willing to share experiences across the wider department (5%)
  • Social Value Theme 2 - Tackling economic inequality (4%)
  • Social Value Theme 3 - Fighting Climate Change (3%)
  • Social Value Theme 5 - Wellbeing (3%)
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there any incumbent?
There is currently an incumbent
2. Is there a preferred incumbent or supplier?
There is no preferred incumbent or supplier. The contract will be awarded to an incumbent/supplier who is technical compliant and offers the Most Economically Advantageous Tender
3. Whats the technology stack?
The role will look to investigate the art of the possible for the technology stack in-line with the direction of the Army Digital Transformation direction