Ministry of Defence

Programme CORTISONE - Scrum Master

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0
Incomplete applications

Completed applications

34
Completed applications
26 SME, 8 large
Important dates
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Published Tuesday 3 May 2016
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 10 May 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 17 May 2016 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Delivery manager
Summary of the work Programme CORTISONE will replace the legacy Military Medical Solutions with COTS over the Cloud using NHS suppliers or other suitable commercial products and services. To enable the AP to start a Scrum Master is being sourced to support the MOD Programme Manager and Lead Architect develop the CORTISONE Target Architecture
Latest start date 06/06/16
Expected contract length 9 months
Location South West England
Organisation the work is for Ministry of Defence
Maximum day rate £800

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with HQ SG Programme Manager
Responsible for delivery of the CORTISONE Capability for the Defence Medical Services across all Defence Lines of Development.

ISS Programme CORTISONE Lead Architect

ISS ASDT Programme Delivery Manager
Responsible for delivery of the Equipment and Logistic elements of the the DLODs and executing the Assessment Phase to evaluate products and services.

JFC Cap C4ISR
Programme Sponsor.

HSCIC (NHS Digital from Jul 16)
Health and Social Care Information Centre – Acting as the interface between MOD and NHS England.
What the specialist will work on • To plan, run and achieve the agreed outcomes of the Scrum.
• To document the planning, progress and outcomes of Scrum Sprints
• Scrum/Sprint Progress reporting, Big Visible Chart maintainence, Backlog evaluation and maintenance and Burndown Analysis
• The resolution of problems to ensure optimum progress.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Primary location to be:

Application Services & DevOps Tower (ASDT),
MOD Corsham,
Westwells Road,
Corsham,
Wiltshire,
SN13 9NR

Due to the nature of the work to be delivered there will be a need to visit other locations including London, Lichfield, Bristol and Leeds.
Working arrangements The role wil report to the Lead Architect (MOD) and the Programme Delivery Manager.
The role of the Scrum Master during the AP will be to work with the Programme Manager the Lead Architect in the development of the CORTISONE Target Architecture.
The Scrum Master will work under the direction of the Programme Manager as his deputy to drive the programme forward, based upon the Assessment Phase Plan and Product Backlog.
The Scrum Master will also be working under the direction of the Lead Architect in managing the Application, Data, Infrastructure and Business Architects to manage the deliverables.
Security clearance SC

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions The following MOD Specific terms and conditions shall apply:
DEFCON 5J (Edn 03/15) - Unique Order Identifiers
DEFCON 129J (Edn 07/08 - Use of Electronic Business Delivery Form
DEFCON 522J (Edn 05/03) - Payment Under P2P
DEFFORM 30 (Edn 04/15) Electronic Transactions Agreement
DEFFORM 129J (Edn 07/08) – Use of the P2P Delivery Label/Form

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Be a Certified Scrum Professional with demonstrated experience, documentated training and proven knowledge in the art of Scrum.
  • A holder of Scrum Alliance Certification.
  • A minimum of 36 months successful Agile/Scrum work experience gained within the past 5 years implementing Scrum inside organisations as a team member, product owner, ScrumMaster or “other”
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

65%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

30%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Does the successful specialist require to be SC cleared already or can this be obtained whilst working onsite like other Government departments such as The Home Office? Due to the nature of the work, Ministry of Defence site security requirements and programme schedules the successful specialist must hold existing SC clearance prior to commencing work.
2. Is security clearance a prerequisite or can be applied once selected for the role.... Existing SC clearance is a prerequisite and must be obtained prior to commencing work due to the nature of the work, Ministry of Defence site security requirements and programme schedules.
3. 1. Is the £800 day rate inclusive of supplier margin?
2. How much travel will be involved?
3. Will the Scrum Master be expensed for travel, accommodation and food etc?
1. The day rate is inclusive of any supplier margins.
2. The anticipated travel requirement is 2 off site meetings per month. Maximum use of VTC/teleconference facilities will be utilised to limit travel requirements where possible.
3. The assumed base location is MOD Corsham with the supplier responsible for all travel and subsistence costs. Appropriate and proportionate travel expenses to off-site meetings will be reimbursed subject to production of receipts. We envisage setting up a Limit of Liability for the role to enable this.
4. Could you please advise how we can show an interest on this tender? At this stage we are looking for any interested supplier to submit an application against the published requirement.
5. What information do you need from us at this stage to put forward? You will need to submit an application against the published requirement.
6. Are there any legal requirements to be fulfilled at this stage as the tender is for Ministry of Defence? The Ministry of Defence is not seeking any additional legal requirements to those that any supplier has agreed to by being accepted onto the framework (e.g. Terms and Conditions).
7. Do we need to get our potential candidate to go through some security checks at this stage? The potential candidate that a supplier will put forward to perform the work must have obtained, prior to commencing the work, a security clearance at a level of SC due to the nature of the work, Ministry of Defence site security requirements and programme schedules.
8. Is this a full time (5 days per week) role, onsite, throughout the duration of the contract? The role is required to be for 37.5 hours per week of full time working throughout the duration of the contract, this being located onsite at MOD Corsham. Included within this total over a monthly period, there may be approximately 2 days of off-site working. Flexible working as to the amount and days that the specialist will work during such a week will be considered on a case by case basis, and may be approved.
9. You have multiple requirements published - can we respond with a bid to provide an outcome based team or do you expect a response per requirement? The requirements shall be scored individually, therefore we ask suppliers to provide an individual response to the requirement(s) they are interested in. To clarify, this does not stop suppliers providing individual responses to multiple or all requirements.
10. Is there any additional information around the project deliverables? Scrum Master duties will include but not be limited to:
• To plan, run and document Scrum Sprints as defined by the Programme Delivery Manager/Lead Architect
• To run a team of specialists to :
o Deliver the Target Architecture
o To assist in running the product selection activities
• To plan/run the Scrum Sprints to achieve the above, including reporting/resolving issues and blockers, running the Sprint ceremonies including Stand-ups, Planning sessions and Retrospectives, and managing progress/burndown data.
• hold daily Scrum meetings to manage progress/capture issues for resolution.
• resolve problems to ensure optimum progress.
11. Do they have to have worked on MOD or NHS projects previously and have exposure to a wide range of medical applications – if so any specific ones or any similar that would be useful? Or can we look at any industry experience? It is desirable to have experience of working in the MOD or NHS but not essential. Medical IS/Application experience is not essential, this role is more about driving an agile programme forward at pace, applicants should note any relevant experience in their bids.
12. Who will be the key contacts that these positions will be liaising with? • This role will report to the Lead Architect (MOD) and the Programme Delivery Manager.
• The role of the Scrum Master during the AP will be to work with the Programme Manager the Lead Architect in the development of the CORTISONE Target Architecture.
• This role will work under the direction of the Programme Manager as his deputy to drive the programme forward, based upon the Assessment Phase Plan and Product Backlog.
• This role will also be working under the direction of the Lead Architect in managing the Application, Data, Infrastructure and Business Architects to manage the deliverables
13. As you have stated that you will be implementing Project Cortisone with COTS over the Cloud using NHS suppliers, please advise the criticality of product awareness, or is it your preferred option to source the resources required from such NHS suppliers? Product awareness is not essential for the Scrum Master role, other resources will be attached to the Programme to provide this expertise and advice.