This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Wednesday 14 September 2022
Ministry of Defence, UK Strategic Command, Defence Digital (DD)

Interoperability Services and Gateways (ISG) EPM and Risk SME Specialist Technical Support

2 Incomplete applications

2 SME, 0 large

5 Completed applications

5 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Wednesday 7 September 2022
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 9 September 2022 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 14 September 2022 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 role is aimed at an experienced planner / risk manager and involves developing and actively managing plans, schedules and risks across ISG. Experience in Microsoft Project Online is essential. Recent/relevant experience in the Defence Sector is also essential.
Latest start date
Monday 31 October 2022
Expected contract length
Two (2) years. With Option to Extend for Six (6) months (pending financial approval)
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Ministry of Defence, UK Strategic Command, Defence Digital (DD)
Maximum day rate
£691 per day (Ex VAT),
Maximum £2,400 limit of liability for Travel and Subsistence (T&S) over two (2) year duration.
All expenses must be pre-agreed between the parties and must comply with the MOD T&S Policy.
Suppliers must use Authority's Purchase Payment Tool (CP&F) or be prepared to sign up to the tool

Working day would be 8 hours (Monday to Friday) which includes a 30 minute lunch break during the working hours between 0700 – 1900

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
Create/maintain programme and project level schedules that are fully resourced/including dependencies in Project 2016/Project online. Compliance with all DD planning/scheduling/risk management policies and act as SME.

Work with PMs ensuring weekly Project 2016 Schedule reviews occur/update Schedules within 2 working days for weekly highlight report generation and monthly governance boards.

Work with International partners to produce Integrated Master Schedules utilising APAN.

Work Sponsor and ISG Delivery Team to ensure ISP creation, tracking and reporting is completed.
Experience of PBS/WBS, Critical Path Analysis, IMD & dependency Management.

Help identify/capture risks at monthly reviews and update ARM tool for monthly governance boards.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Spur D1, Building 405
MOD Corsham
Westwells Road
SN13 9NR
Working arrangements
MOD Corsham is the base location. Hybrid working with site attendance in line with MOD business needs (Hybrid working is a mixture of working from home and working on site). Some travel to other MOD sites as required.
Security clearance
Valid SC clearance must be in place prior to the contract starting and for the duration of the contract. The Authority will not sponsor any clearance.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
The Cyber Risk Profile for this requirement is:
Risk Assessment Reference: RAR-344755981
Cyber Risk Profile: Not Applicable

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 of managing project plans, tracking and report progress using Microsoft Project Online – 20%
  • Experience of working within Defence on International Programmes to generate Integrated Master Schedules - 15%
  • Understanding of the management of plans and schedules at different hierarchical levels through consolidation or using Integrated Master Schedules experience of integrating external supplier plans into project/programme plans - 10%
  • Experience in performing schedule risk and impact analysis with a detailed understanding of critical path analysis, schedule integrity and progress reporting - 10%
  • Experience of Risk Management, including risk identification, evaluation and use of the ARM tool including the exploitation of the tool for specific reports and MI - 10%
  • Experience in developing and managing fully resourced schedules using WBS/PBS (including resource loading and levelling to actively manage workload and over or under allocations) - 5%
  • Understanding of planning for technically complex large-scale IT projects and programmes - 5%
  • Must have detailed understanding of standard project management principles and techniques (e.g. APM, MSP, Prince2, PMI) - 5%
  • Understand dependency linking (internal & external dependencies) - 5%
  • Ability to produce adhoc management information (MI) and brief management to enable informed decisions using the MI - 5%
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience in coaching to the project teams to enable them to work more effectively with minimum direct planner support, hence improving overall efficiency - 5%
  • Hold qualifications in risk management (e.g. Institute of Risk Management (IRM), Certificate in risk management (CIRM) - 5%

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 working with international partners as part of a Multi-National delivery programme, understanding the political aspects of working in the environment – 20%
  • Highly motivated with experience of the Defence Military and Civilian Cultures and able to work within them – 20%
  • Ability to integrate and work as part of a team under a one team ethos – 15%
  • Proactive rather than reactive – 15%
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions – 15%
  • Have a flexible approach – 15%
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there a current incumbent supplier?
Yes, there is a current incumbent.
2. Could you advise on what the expectation for days on site would be?
The Authority anticipates that potentially a minimum of two days working from home. Please be advised that this can flex up or down in line with the MODs business needs.