Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

PR-0122 Hands-on PMO Lead in the BIS Digital Group

Incomplete applications

Incomplete applications

Completed applications

Completed applications
23 SME, 3 large
Important dates
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Published Thursday 19 May 2016
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 26 May 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Thursday 2 June 2016 at 11:59pm GMT


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Specialist role Delivery manager
Summary of the work You’ll work in a multi-disciplinary agile team in servant role supporting the delivery team; reporting, meeting organisation, planning, manage the risk register. Provide a single point of contact for all enquiries and handle logistical issues.
Latest start date 27/06/2016
Expected contract length 24 months, but may be shorter, depending on how the project develops and the needs.
Location London
Organisation the work is for Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with Digital specialists including but not limited to: Service Manager, Product Owners, Front & back end developers, technical architect, quality assurance, interaction designers, user researchers, content designers, product managers, user support, performance analyst, delivery managers.
What the specialist will work on To provide Programme Management Support to the Digital Apprenticeships Team: organise and minute meetings, maintain the overall delivery plan, track and report on spend against budget and flag issues with burn rate, support the development and delivery of business cases, manage the risk register and risk framework for the digital apprenticeships service, work with external stakeholders to provide clear and consistent reports and engagement, to provide a single point of contact and knowledge for all enquiries.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, 1 Victoria Street, London, SW1H 0ET


Skills Funding Agency, Quinton Road, Coventry, CV1 2WT
Working arrangements Monday to Friday on site.
Hours and working pattern as needed to deliver a professional service in an efficient way.
You will be in our office in Westminster, London and work in Coventry 2 days a week on average. (Skills Funding Agency, Quinton Road, Coventry, CV1 2WT
Security clearance Minimum Baseline Personnel Security Standard

Additional information

Additional information
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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.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • 3+ years experience from a PMO function (Scores 10%)
  • 2+ years experience of working in software teams using an agile delivery methodology (Scores 10%)
  • Proven experience balancing multiple priorities and dealing with ambiguity (6%)
  • Encourage a culture of innovation focused on adding value – give people space to think creatively (5%)
  • Create clear, pragmatic and manageable plans and reports (7%)
  • Has experience from public sector (5%)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Provide constructive challenge to senior management (5%)
  • Experience in developing lightweight processes (Scores 2%)
  • Experience in not allowing unnecessary bureaucracy and structure to suppress innovation and delivery (5%)

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Works well in a collaborative agile team (Scores 4%)
  • Demonstrate courage (e.g. can express controversial views, confront reality, make tough decisions, question actions inconsistent with group behaviours, candid about progress/estimates) (Scores 4%)
  • Demonstrate responsibility (e.g. act like a leader, serve your team, provide solutions to problems, engage in external/internal environments, seek the best for the organisation beyond your team) (Scores 4%)
  • Demonstrate vulnerability (e.g. declare uncertainty, fear, recognise mistakes, apologise, acknowledge weaknesses) (Scores 2%)
  • Demonstrate simplicity (e.g. take simple steps to goals, do less but better, mitigate failures, talk straight with respect) (Scores 2%)
  • Demonstrate excellence (e.g. seek actionable feedback, set challenging targets, know users, deliver cost effective high level customer satisfaction) (Scores 2%)
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm (e.g. bring whole self to work, celebrate success, share passion and energy with others, optimistic) (Scores 2%)
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Are you able to specify maximum day rate? No Max Day Rate, but good to remember that Price Scoring is completed against the cheapest day rate of those evaluated, with the lowest price scoring the highest score.