Awarded to Carbon60 Limited

Start date: Thursday 5 May 2022
Value: £286,000
Company size: large
Royal Navy - MoD

CPM Command Systems Programme Manager

3 Incomplete applications

3 SME, 0 large

5 Completed applications

4 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Published
Thursday 31 March 2022
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 4 April 2022 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 7 April 2022 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Programme 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
Programme Management across a full spectrum of digital programmes and projects delivering digital outcomes that enable current and future information based capabilities supporting Navy Command Information, MoD and HMG defence and national security outputs.
Latest start date
Sunday 1 May 2022
Expected contract length
2 years
Location
South East England
Organisation the work is for
Royal Navy - MoD
Maximum day rate
£650 a day

About the work

Early market engagement
There is an incumbent delivering this Programme of Work
Who the specialist will work with
Navy Command HQ, Digital and IT Directorate
What the specialist will work on
Provide digital programme management for programmes and projects assigned by the Authority to deliver information effects in the maritime environment, including buisness and operational network architecture, bearer systems, IT systems and applications, specifically wrt Command systems, Command and Control (C2). All aspects of ICT and associated engineering governance, information assurance, engineering standards and ICT security as applied to Naval and maritime data and information systems.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Whale Island, Portsmouth with a relatively small amount of travel within the UK.
Working arrangements
The Programme Manager will be working in a team with stakeholders from within Navy Command, MoD, and other government departmends to deliver capability outcomes in support of MoD and HMG national security objectives. Flexible working applies; the worker decides how, when and where the work takes place.
Security clearance
DV is essential. Navy/MoD cannot sponsor security clearance

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
In addition to the day rate, an additional £1K is available for T&S in line with current MoD rates. Foreign travel is included in this but prior authorisation is required from the Authority in advance of booking (committing).

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
  • Experience Delivering C4ISR/ICT Digital Programmes and projects in a complex maritime environment
  • Provide services as an Enterprise Architect Designing and endorsing digital and information solutions to meet Navy Digital requirements using current and next generation technology and resources.
  • Contribute to and deliver high level design (HLD) for digital and cloud solutions ensuring that all relevant lines of development are considered.
  • Experienced in application of MoD standards for ICT, information security, digital design, delivery compliance, safety, maritime integration and operations.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and experience in managing digital ICT services and their interdependent activities to enable naval and maritime outputs.
  • Ability to understand complex digital and information based issues and provide options for resolution across a multi-stakeholder environment.
  • Evidence of delivery of complex digital programmes and projects to the vision and to time, cost and quality.
  • Demonstrate experience managing digital programme and project approvals including business cases, financial appraisals and submissions to senior boards for scrutiny.
  • Demonstrate experience managing digital programme and project approvals including business cases, financial appraisals and submissions to senior boards for scrutiny.
  • Qualified and experienced as a Programme and Project Manager.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of wider Government Departments/structures and awareness of maritime policy and departmental objectives.
  • Experience of programme management of complex software change activities at the Department level.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience with in-service maritime digital command system solutions, system engineering and system integration.
  • Experience in all variants of in-service maritime command system digital data link technologies and solutions.
  • Experience with NATO data link information exchange protocols.
  • Familiar with maritime combat system design, sensor integration and data capture, process and digital information exchange.
  • Experience developing and defining digital and cloud-based requirements to enable naval and maritime outcomes.
  • Experience managing teams delivering digital maritime engineering outcomes as head of department with charge responsibility in a complex sea-going or similar role.
  • Experience of maritime engineering ICT installation, commissioning, assurance and acceptance and associated engineering compliance.

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers.
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes.
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • Can work with customers with low technical expertise
  • Consider equality & inclusion in the provision & operation of services, including a workforce that is representative of the communities we serve, where relevant and proportionate
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Will this be assessed as inside IR35?
It is not expected that IR35 will apply. An assessment will be made after the winning supplier has been selected.
2. Is there a Cyber Risk Assessment?
The Cyber Risk Level is very low. Suppliers that are down selected will be required to complete a SAQ.
3. Is there an incumbent supplier in the role?
Yes-There is an incumbent delivering this specialist role.
4. Would you accept a DV cleared candidate?
Yes, we would accept a candidate with a DV for this role.
5. How crucial is it that this individual needs experience in all of the essential fields?
This is a single requirement for one specialist, and we are therefore looking for an exceptional portfolio of expertise to deliver outcomes required. Suppliers/candidates will need to provide one example outlining their experience in each essential and desirable area.
6. Will there be any performance indicators within the contract
If Performance indicators are required, these will be advised following down-selection
7. How will initial tender submissions be evaluated (Part 1)
Each tenderer will be evaluated and allocated 0 (Not Met), 1 (Partially Met), 2 (Met) or 3 (Exceeded) against their responses to each of the essential and nice to have criteria. The points awarded for each criteria will be added together to give the total technical evaluation points.
8. How will initial tender submissions be evaluated (Part 2)
The Authority reserves the right to consider tenderers non-compliant if their points are below 2 on any criteria. Tenderers may also be considered non-compliant if their proposed start date is after the required start date or if their day rate is above the stated budget. Non-compliant tenderers will be excluded from the competition and their total technical evaluation points will be 0.

Tenderers with the three highest total technical evaluation points from this evaluation will be down selected and invited to take part in stage two.
9. How will final tender submissions be evaluated after initial down selection (Part 1)
Tenderers will be asked to provide a single CV for their proposed specialist. This should amplify the experience and details that were provided with the initial submission.
Each tenderer will be evaluated and re-allocated 0 (Not Met), 1 (Partially Met), 2 (Met) or 3 (Exceeded) against each of the essential and nice to have criteria, based on their initial submission and the subsequent CV that is provided.
The points awarded for each criteria will be added together to give the total technical evaluation points. The total points allocated are likely to differ between the initial and final submissions.
10. How will final tender submissions be evaluated after initial down selection (Part 2)
The total points allocated are likely to differ between the initial and final submissions. The total technical points will be divided by the maximum available technical points and multiplied by the technical criteria weighting. This will give the technical score.
(For example, if tender has 30 points, the maximum points available was 35 and the technical weighting is 70, the technical score will be 60 ( 30/35 = 0.85 x 70 = 60)
11. How will final tender submissions be evaluated after initial down selection
Tenderers will provide a cultural fit statement to show how they will meet each of the cultural fit criteria. This will include social value, if required.
Each tenderer will be allocated 0 (Not Met), 1 (Partially Met), 2 (Met) or 3 (Exceeded) against their responses to each of the cultural criteria.
The points awarded for each criteria will be added together to form the total cultural evaluation points. The total cultural points will be divided by the maximum available cultural points and multiplied by the cultural criteria weighting. This will give the cultural score.
12. How will final tender submissions be evaluated after initial down selection (Part 4)
For specialists, the day rate provided at initial tender submission will be the pricing figure and evaluation will be based on this.
13. How will final tender submissions be evaluated after initial down selection (Part 5)
The Authority reserves the right to consider tenderers non-compliant if they score below a 2 on any criteria. Tenderers may also be considered non-compliant if their proposed start date is after the required start date or if their day rate is above the stated budget. Non-compliant tenderers will be excluded from the competition and their total evaluation score will be 0.

Only tenders which are compliant will be scored. The tenderer that receives the highest combined technical, cultural and financial scores will be the winning tenderer.
14. Will the incumbent be reapplying?
We are unable to advise who will tender for this requirement as we do not see any responses until after the deadline.