Awarded to Purely Digital Services

Start date: Monday 19 June 2017
Value: £151,200
Company size: SME
Home Office

NLEDP 035 Non Standard Service (NSS) Delivery Project Manager

10 Incomplete applications

10 SME, 0 large

34 Completed applications

30 SME, 4 large

Important dates

Monday 20 March 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 22 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 27 March 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Programme manager
Summary of the work
The role is end-to-end delivery management of a portfolio of projects on behalf of law enforcement agencies.
The portfolio will include the definition, management and implementation Non-Standard Services and transition elements relating to the Police National Database (PND)
Latest start date
30/04/2017 subject to clearance
Expected contract length
12 months
Organisation the work is for
Home Office
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Reporting to the Technical Delivery Manager the successful candidate will work with internal Programme team members, third party delivery partners and external stakeholders to deliver key national law enforcement services.
What the specialist will work on
Management of a portfolio of projects from requirements through to service delivery and operation.
Key activities include the following:
•Ensure project purpose, scope and benefits are fully defined and agreed
•Identify and manage relationships and inter-dependencies between projects within a complex commercial environment of multiple suppliers, 3rd parties and partners.
•Ensure effective appropriate project controls including planning, reporting, risks, issues, quality and budget management are delivered effectively and efficiently.
•Ensure that the project is adequately resourced at all times and resources are optimised.
•Ensure change, deployment and service management processes are appropriately followed.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Primary location: Home Office, Marsham Street, Westminster, London SW1P 4DF. • Other Home Office / Policing sites within the M25. Visits to Hendon Data Centre, and some external stakeholders visits. T&S will not be payable for travel to sites within the M25. Travel outside of the M25 will be subject to HO T&S policy
Working arrangements
Due to the need to interact with multiple stakeholders located in Marsham Street this will be the role base 5 days per week however some remote working may be allowable, supported by a Home Office laptop to enable collaboration and sensitive material to be accessed and exchanged.
Security clearance
The role requires DV clearance

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions

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 working in a range of structured programme and project management methodologies, including Agile, and have experience in delivering a range of types of projects in a technical environment;
  • Sound ability to create and lead strategic plans, roadmaps and blueprints, and find ways to move from strategic development to implementation;
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams, leading the collaborative planning process, prioritising work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of the team
  • Ability to engage and work with development teams to understand the technical solution and make informed decisions
  • Strong stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to communicate technical concepts to non-technical people
  • Track record of managing and understanding cultural, strategic and tactical business and policy issues, and how to align digital and technology strategies with business goals
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Technical background (solution or application development)
  • Experience of development or delivery of audit solutions

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Seek constructive outcomes in discussions
  • Actively involve colleagues and partners to deliver an outcome
  • Challenge assumptions but remain willing to compromise when it is beneficial to progress
  • Make recommendations for decisions and options
  • Personal management of time within a team to best deliver outcomes
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. I have someone who would be suitable for this assignment but is only SC cleared. Will this level of clearance be suitable or does it have to be DV?
The candidate will need to achieve DV clearance before starting the role.
2. Is there a current incumbent in this position, or is this a new role?
This is a new role which has grown from an existing role. The incumbent contractor in the existing role is leaving the programme.
3. Can you provide any guidance on the range for the day rate.
We are waiting to see what the market offers but currently consider up to £850 for an exceptional candidate to be reasonable.
4. What is the status of this role with regard to IR35 Legislation, Will this role be inside or outside of the legislation change?
We are awaiting further internal guidance on reviewing upcoming roles in line with the IR35 legislation.
5. You state in answer to a question that "The candidate will need to achieve DV clearance before starting the role." We have a candidate with SC clearance. Will you sponsor the DV clearance process for the candidate if they are selected? Also, given that DV clearance is required, can we put forward an EU candidate (who has been working in the UK for many years and has SC clearance) or must the candidate be a UK national?
As a programme we regularly sponsor clearance and will wait for the most suitable candidate to be cleared. EU candidates can be considered for DV clearance please refer to guidance -
6. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted
I will be requesting a CV for the candidate - you can pre-empt this request by sending the CV to when you submit your application - by noon on Wednesday 29th March and feedback should be available by Monday 3rd April.
7. Please confirm the length of time it will take to acheive DV clearance through the Home office processes, my understanding is that it can take upto 9 months?
Each case is different but it is reasonable to expect it to take up to 6 months.