Awarded to Syrosand Consulting

Start date: Thursday 31 August 2017
Value: £376,000
Company size: SME
Home Office

DAC-031 - C8368 Transition Product Manager

5 Incomplete applications

4 SME, 1 large

20 Completed applications

18 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Wednesday 26 July 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 28 July 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 2 August 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Product manager
Summary of the work
To provide the development of data analytics to realise Home Office business objectives and strategic transformation goals. To deliver prioritised data analytics services from alpha to beta via incremental delivery.
Latest start date
Friday 25 August 2017
Expected contract length
24 Months
Organisation the work is for
Home Office
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
A mixed team of civil servants and suppliers of business development services which will include data scientists, data engineers, platform specialists and architects. There will be close working with Product Owners and subject matter experts from the business and across Digital, Data and Technology Units.
What the specialist will work on
The delivery of enrichment, search and assurance data analytical services from alpha to live services ensuring the appropriate platform to deliver a service in line with business expectations.

The delivery of a data analytics capability must be available and scaled to meet the product development life cycle.

To manage the provision of required data sources to support the product development life cycle.

To understand and manage the range of contexts for digital products and design services to fit them, keeping up to date with new technologies and their potential use

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Based in Croydon with some travel to headquarters in central London and various stakeholder teams in the UK
Working arrangements
The supplier will supply a resource working within an agile team. We expect the supplier to be flexible. Off site and remote working can be accommodated, however due to security considerations this would need to be discussed.

Travel to regional sites to be agreed, expenses incurred from travel outside of the M25/Greater London will be subject to Home Office Travel and Subsistence Policy.
Security clearance
All staff must be SC cleared. We will ask bidders for details of key personnel, if successful the bidder will be asked for confirmation of security clearance or we will initiate clearance process.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
CV will be requested after short-listing responses

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
  • Demonstrable experience as a product manager using agile methodologies and using agile ceremonies 15%
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a DEVOPS environment with knowledge of open source tools 15%
  • Demonstrable experience of migrating large datasets to new platforms, preferably to the cloud 15%
  • Demonstrable experience of working with teams delivering IT networks which includes government networks as well as traditional cloud platforms 10%
  • Experience of transitioning digital and data products and services from alpha, beta to live services 10%
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience in developing and communicating a coherent product roadmap and strategy
  • Exposure or understanding of the Pragmatic Marketing Product Management Framework

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Able to drive a diverse and collaborative working culture which encourages openness, approachability and is supportive of challenge 3%
  • Able to confront issues and challenge assumptions at all levels with delivery partners, stakeholders and clients in an assertive yet constructive way 2%
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Does this role fall inside the off-payroll working regulations (IR35)?
We don't yet know the IR35 status of this role. The IR35 status will depend on information the preferred supplier must provide before a contract can be awarded.
2. Regarding the SC clearance status, if the candidate does not hold active SC clearance and is willing to go through the process, can this be considered, if yes will you sponsor the security clearance
3. Will you sponsor SC clearance
4. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted?
5 days after the closing date
5. Can more than one candidate per supplier be submitted for this role
6. Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is Friday 25 August 2017
No, this is the latest known start date, but is dependent on the candidate having SC clearance in place.
7. What are the other expenses which will be paid
Travel to regional sites to be agreed, expenses incurred from travel outside of the M25/Greater London will be subject to Home Office Travel and Subsistence Policy.
8. Any specific format (pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later
PDF Format. Details for CV formatting will be sent to suppliers which are successfully short-listed.
9. Is occasional remote working allowed?
Only by agreement
10. What is the total number for positions open for this role
11. Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT?
Exclusive of VAT
12. Would you consider work permit holders (e.g. Tier 2 General Visa) and EU passport holders for this role?
Yes, but will be subject to the SC Clearance assessment.