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The deadline was Monday 25 July 2016
Department for Work and Pensions

Data & Analytics APP Factory - Technical Delivery Manager

0 Incomplete applications

20 Completed applications

16 SME, 4 large

Important dates

Monday 11 July 2016
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 18 July 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 25 July 2016 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Summary of the work
Specialist requried to manage/co-ordinate the end to end deliverables for a major in-sourcing project to deliver a Winter Fuels payments web service for DWP operational staff.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
4 Months with an option to extend
North East England
Organisation the work is for
Department for Work and Pensions
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The Digital Services APP Factory Team within Data and Analytics. This is a newly set up team to modernise data delivery within DWP using API and APP technology.
What the specialist will work on
1. Manage technical deliverables to develop Winter Fuels payments web service for DWP. Work closely with strand leads to ensure the development of the web service aligns with the wider project user requirement and technology stack. The project is working to challenging deadlines. A 3 month beta phase has been agreed for this work from July.

2. Manage the technical implementation of data science web based products/concepts from an Alpha/MVP phase to an operational service.

3. Provide expertise on enabling web based services from R&D to operational delivery, to enable DWP D&A to transform to its target end state

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Department for Work and Pensions, BP5201, Benton Park View, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE98 1YX
Working arrangements
On-site Monday to Friday in Newcastle. DWP standard expenses policy will apply
Security clearance
HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standards (including Disclosure Scotland)

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
  • Proven track record in projects and products delivering technology services.
  • Technical knowledge of modern infrastructure, networks, information security and application architecture.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and run multiple projects whilst meeting deadlines.
  • Must have a proactive and solution driven approach.
  • ITIL Service Delivery / Transition.
  • Service Improvement Methodologies (Six Sigma).
  • Experience of blending traditional Waterfall project management skills with Agile development practices
  • Experience of working with Business Product Owners to define technology roadmaps for services, and business users to ensure technology products and services are developed with user needs at the forefront
  • Have experience of procurement, commercial management and supplier management to underpin cost efficient service delivery
  • Understand and manage financial budgets for Technology service provision.
  • Have experience of working with security related stakeholders and expert teams to enable secure service provision, both for development and production environments
  • Adjusts quickly to changing priorities and conditions.
  • Copes effectively with complexity and change, with an ability to work under pressure in fast paced environments
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Qualified in Project Management (APM or similar) or equivalent experience.
  • Proven track record of delivering digital products in an organisation fully immersed in their digital transformation journey.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Amongst other responsibilities, is the Technical Delivery Manager expected to manage procurement, commercial and some suppliers? Please elaborate. Ref: Have experience of procurement, commercial management and supplier management to underpin cost efficient service delivery.
The Technical Delivery Manager will work closely with the Programme Manager within the Winter Fuels Project and will be expected to support commercial discussions with existing suppliers where necessary to unblock technical issues to enable the insourcing activity to be done successfully. Procurement activity around resources and IT kit will be a requirement of the role too but there are standard DWP guidelines for this, so not a main factor in choosing a candidate