Royal Navy - MoD

Navy Digital - ICT Specialist - Complex Projects (705282450)

3 Incomplete applications

3 SME, 0 large

2 Completed applications

2 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Thursday 22 September 2022
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 26 September 2022 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 29 September 2022 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Portfolio manager
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Contracted out service: the off-payroll rules do not apply
Summary of the work
Specialist ICT Management services across a full spectrum of digital programmes and projects delivering digital outcomes that enable current and future information based capabilities supporting Navy Command and MoD digital and data outcomes.
Latest start date
Tuesday 1 November 2022
Expected contract length
2 years + option to extend/uplift within 25% framework option
South East England
Organisation the work is for
Royal Navy - MoD
Maximum day rate
£818 a day

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Navy Command HQ, Digital and IT Directorate
What the specialist will work on
Provide digital portfolio management as assigned by the Authority to deliver information capability projects in the maritime domain, including business and operational networks, bearer systems, IT systems and applications. This includes projects that exploit digital technologies that can improve and enhance the lived experience of personnel deployed in ships, and other Naval Units. The development of management techniques that allow the rapid trial and deployment of commercially off the shelf technologies and software to improve operational and operational enabling outcomes. Development of innovative approaches to ICT/C5ISR in-service capability management within the Royal Navy including through-life costing and budgeting.

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 Specialist will be working in a team with stakeholders from within Navy Command, MoD, and other government departments to deliver capability outcomes in support of MoD and Royal Navy digital transformation objectives. Flexible working applies; the worker decides how, when and where the work takes place.
Security clearance
SC is essential. Navy/MoD cannot sponsor security clearance

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
In addition to the day rate, an additional £4K 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 in resourcing the delivery of C5ISR/ICT digital programmes and projects in a complex maritime environment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of MoD structures and policies as they relate to the digital and information outcomes in the maritime domain.
  • Experience of budgeting and forecasting in relation to digital and information requirements using the Annual Budgeting Cycle (ABC) methodology.
  • Experience of in-year delivery of a high value ICT based multi-disciplinary digital portfolio.
  • Contribute to and deliver High Level Design (HLD) solutions for digital outcomes ensuring that all relevant lines of development are funded and deliverable.
  • Experience of maritime warfare and operations and the interdependence on information and digital services and outcomes delivering operational effects.
  • Experience developing and defining digital, information and cloud-based requirements to enable naval and maritime outcomes through commercial MoD and government framework interaction.
  • Knowledge and experience in the application of MoD standards for ICT, information security, digital design, delivery, compliance, safety, maritime integration and operations.
  • Experienced in military and maritime commercial satellite communications requirements, operations, planning, funding approvals and cost management processes.
  • Experienced in the management of UK maritime radio licensing, OFCOM, regulations and relationship management.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of ITU Radio Regulations for maritime mobile services and SOLAS/GMDSS requirements for the maritime environment.
  • Experience in the provision and management of global maritime communications services.
  • Ability to understand complex user and operational issues and provide options for resolution across a multi-stakeholder digital based environment spanning MOD, PAGs, and international partners.
  • Experience in MDA systems and operation, their world-wide exploitation and use by HMG departments, international civil and military partners, and inter-governmental organisations.
  • Demonstrate understanding of HMG maritime security strategy and policy.
  • Demonstrate ability to represent Maritime stakeholder interests at national and international meetings/forums where exploitation of information and data is discussed.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience in the preparation and operation of commercial frameworks for the provision of cloud services, digital outcomes, specialists and technical products and services.
  • Experience developing and translating digital outcomes and structuring as requirements for costing, contracting, delivering, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in costing and cost management of data and information services and analysing outcomes to structure for efficiency.
  • An understanding of maritime digital capability development, delivery and resourcing of Information Exchange Requirements (IER) as part of generating naval ships, platforms and organisational elements for operations.
  • Proficiency in drafting international Memorandum of Understandings to underpin national agreements on digital information sharing and international collaboration.
  • Experience resourcing and managing teams delivering digital maritime ICT outcomes as a Technical Manager.
  • Demonstrate skill in the production of reports, project reviews, business cases, investment appraisals and other written submissions iaw a recognised industry/HMG standard.
  • Knowledge of change management at the organizational level.
  • Experienced in formulating innovative and affordable ICT support solutions focused on solving maritime operational and business challenges.
  • Possess an understanding of Naval personnel manpower structures and experience of workforce change management.
  • Experience in the installation, interfacing, commissioning, and testing of digital ICT systems in a maritime environment.
  • Experienced delivering outcomes in maritime operational environments world-wide.
  • Understanding and experience of contingent and emergency planning of digital and IT services provision at the organisational level.

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 and 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. How will T&S be charged and payments made throughout the contract?
"The contract value will include up to £4K of T&S to be invoiced as actuals in line with MoD T&S rates
Foreign travel will require Authority approval before these costs are met. T&S throughout the contract will be limited to a maximum liability of £4K.
The service delivery will be receipted and invoiced in arrears via C,P&F and EXOSTAR using the method of Capped time and materials."
2. Will this be assessed as inside IR35?
IR35 should not apply, therefore outside of IR35, however an assessment will be made after the winning supplier has been selected.
3. 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.
4. Is there an incumbent supplier in the role?
No, there is not an incumbent delivering this requirement at this time, it is a new outcome.
5. 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.
6. 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, if their total proposal cost is above the stated budget, or fail to meet submission deadlines. Non-compliant tenderers will be excluded from the competition and their total technical evaluation points will be 0.
7. How will initial tender submissions be evaluated (part 3)
Tenderers with the three highest total technical evaluation points from stage 1 evaluation will be down selected and invited to take part in stage two.
8. How will final tender submissions be evaluated after initial down selection
The stage 2 proposals, work histories, in the form of a resume, will form the basis of the evidence for selection during stage 2 and will be scored using the following weighting: Technical competence 70%. Cultural fit 10%. Price 20%.
9. "(Cultural)
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. Cultural Fit is worth 10% of the final score, with each of the five statements being worth 2%. 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.
10. "(Financial)
How will final tender submissions be evaluated after initial down selection"
For DoS Specialists the finacial evaluation will be based on the proposed day rate. "
11. "(Compliance)
How will final tender submissions be evaluated after initial down selection"
"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, if their total cost is above the stated budget or fail to meet submission deadlines. 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."
12. Is the maximum day rate excluding VAT?

The deadline for asking questions about this opportunity was Monday 26 September 2022.