Awarded to Methods Business and Digital Technology Limited

Start date: Monday 9 October 2017
Value: £100,000
Company size: SME
Government Digital Service, part of Cabinet Office

WP1457 Lead Commercial Delivery Manager for GOV.UK Verify

17 Incomplete applications

15 SME, 2 large

7 Completed applications

6 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Wednesday 23 August 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 25 August 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 30 August 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Summary of the work
Managing a commercial, legal and SME team to deliver a framework to enable a private/public federation for identity services. Also managing Scrum and agile teams and procuring services from Industry
Latest start date
Monday 16 October 2017
Expected contract length
6 months
Organisation the work is for
Government Digital Service, part of Cabinet Office
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You'll be working with a Commercial Director, a Programme Director, a Commercial Lead, a Commercial Analyst, a Programme Manager, a team of Identity and Assurance experts, a Policy and Engagement team, a User Research and Design team, a team of Industry Engagement Leads, an in house lawyer and a legal firm, and with Identity and Industry SMEs (as well as contributing Scrum teams)
What the specialist will work on
Manage SMEs, BAs, lawyers and commercial specialists to deliver a legal framework for a federation of services
Manage the gating process for contractual software deliveries
Manage Scrum teams to deliver software increments
Engage with Public, Private and Arms Length Bodies to build a demand pipeline for Identity related services
Engage with Product Managers, Industry, HMG, and legal and commercial specialists to procure functional and data related services

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Government Digital Service, The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 8QS
Working arrangements
5 days in the office, occasional working from home if approved by programme management. This role is out of scope of IR35.
Security clearance
Minimum Baseline Personnel Security Standard

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Cabinet Office (CO) Travel and Subsistence policy will apply. All expenses must be pre-agreed with between the parties and must comply with the CO T&S policy.

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
  • 4 years experience of managing large public sector agile projects
  • Experience of procurement and commercial management to define and extend federated services
  • Experience of Industry and HMG department engagement to drive service adoption
  • At least 2 years experience of managing multiple lean/agile teams in the public sector
  • Experience of managing non-development agile teams - including lawyers, commercial managers and Standards SMEs
  • Experience of pipeline creation and hardening for services
  • At least 3 years experience of delivering large commercial programmes in the public sector
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience working on government digital projects
  • Experience of Lean, Kanban and Portolio Kanban
  • Experience of organisational design and change management
  • Used to dealing daily with Director level requests and input
  • Experience of working with user researchers, system designers in iterative and incremental delivery projects

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Commitment to excellence
  • Flexible working
  • Agile and Lean working
  • Commitment to team working
  • Your approach to resolving technical and business risks or issues in a collaborative way that maximises productivity and business outcomes.
  • Your approach to transferring knowledge and experience to civil servants to support learning from this engagement.
  • Culture of taking responsibility for owning issues and resolving and problems.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Please could you advised the day rate?
The maximum day rate has been left blank intentionally; we will assess the day rate for suppliers using the evaluation weighting we have disclosed on the requirements.
2. Do you have a proposed budget for this work?
The maximum day rate has been left blank intentionally; we will assess the day rate for suppliers using the evaluation weighting we have disclosed on the requirements.