This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Tuesday 21 June 2022
MOD - Royal Navy

Provision of a MDA Capability Development and Integration Specialist

5 Incomplete applications

5 SME, 0 large

3 Completed applications

2 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Tuesday 14 June 2022
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 16 June 2022 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 21 June 2022 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Contracted out service: the off-payroll rules do not apply
Summary of the work
Capability Development and Delivery Management across the range of MDA digital programmes and projects delivering digital outcomes within MDA that enable current and future information-based capabilities supporting Navy Command Information, MoD and HMG defence and national security outputs.
Latest start date
Monday 1 August 2022
Expected contract length
2 years + option to extend/uplift within 25% framework option
South East England
Organisation the work is for
MOD - Royal Navy
Maximum day rate
£715 per day

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Maritime Domain Awareness Programme, Royal Navy
What the specialist will work on
Provide digital capability development and delivery management for MDA programmes and projects, enabling the delivery of operational effect in the maritime environment, specifically Maritime Domain Awareness, business and operational MDA outputs for direct information support and Command and Control (C2), identify appropriate MDA R&D and emerging solutions that enhances operational output. Act as the interlocutor bringing coherence across relevant national and international MDA related projects/teams that benefit from RN MDA programme capability.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Portsdown Technology Park, Navy Digital
Working arrangements
The Capability Development Integration Specialist will be working Royal Navy and cross government stakeholders from within Navy Command, MoD, and Partners across Government (PAG) to deliver successful 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 at contract start. MoD cannot sponsor security clearance.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
In addition to the day rate, an additional £20K 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
  • Demonstrate understanding of HMG maritime security strategy and policy and how, through the exploitation of information and data, outcomes to meet these objectives can be derived and delivered.
  • Demonstrate ability to represent HMG/MOD stakeholder interests at national and international fora where exploitation of information and data is discussed to support UK national security objectives.
  • Experienced at presenting to UK and international stakeholders the digital data and information dependencies necessary to enable effective share maritime situational awareness.
  • Demonstrate understanding of current MoD digital systems and capabilities that deliver maritime situational awareness as an enabler for maritime security both nationally and internationally.
  • Ability to understand complex user and operational challenges, providing options for resolution across a multi-stakeholder digital based environment spanning MOD, PAGs and international partners
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills and experience in delivering situational awareness solutions and their interdependent activities to enable naval and maritime operational outputs
  • Experience in delivering and understanding C5ISR/ICT digital programmes and projects and delivery of these into the maritime environment.
  • Experience in the delivery of digitally focused services in the maritime environment ensuring effective management of capability for operations.
  • Experience identifying technical solutions supporting maritime information requirements, identifying capability gaps, evaluating options, utilising innovative digital technologies and resources.
  • Deliver digital solutions to meet the approved High-Level Design (HLD) ensuring that all relevant lines of development are considered.
  • Experienced in the application of MoD standards for ICT, information security, delivery, compliance, safety, maritime integration and operations
  • Qualified in project and programme management and experience managing delivery of projects and programmes.
  • Hold a current DV.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience and good understanding of the technical challenges associated with integrating multi-source maritime data and information sets, including SAR, electronic signals, radar, LRIT, EO and AIS.
  • Experience of research techniques for applying innovation for improved outcomes by organising and facilitating requirement workshops, developing technology paths, contributing in Cross government forums and identifying coherency opportunities for C5ISR.
  • Good understanding of UK and international partners Maritime Domain Awareness digital research and development activities which includes technology and reporting processes.
  • Experience managing teams driving and delivering digital maritime engineering outcomes as a head of section, department or similar level role on operations or ashore.
  • Experience of producing reports, project reviews, and other written submissions iaw a recognised industry/HMG standards.
  • Experience in drafting international Memorandum of Understandings to underpin national agreements on digital information sharing and concepts of MDA collaboration.

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 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


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there an incumbent?
Yes, there is an incumbent delivering this role at this time.
2. Will T&S be chargeable for travel from the main base location or are suppliers allowed to charge T&S to travel to the main base location (Navy Digital) ?
T&S is chargeable to any location outside of the main base area in relation to authorised tasks both within the UK and to foreign destinations.
3. In addition to the day rate, an additional £20K 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).
Could you please let us know what do you mean by Foreign travel? Do these costs include only foreign travel?
Could you kindly also let us know if there would be separate travel expenses outside of the day rate if the worker has to travel for work (Travel expenses like Transport, Hotel and Food expenses)
A foreign travel as required to any country worldwide where an MDA task is authorised by the supplier.

Other than for travel within main base area, the contractor when travelling for authorised tasks will be required to submit expenses of all related travel, accommodation and subsistence to the supplier .