Awarded to David Bruce Recruitment Ltd

Start date: Wednesday 6 December 2017
Value: £40,500
Company size: SME
College of Policing

Project Manager - NPPV2 Cleared

2 Incomplete applications

2 SME, 0 large

9 Completed applications

8 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Tuesday 17 October 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 19 October 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 24 October 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Programme manager
Summary of the work
Project Manager with good technical understanding to deliver workstreams for significant upgrades to membership feature sets and design. Strong skills in dealing with external suppliers and experience working with Police systems including ITHC and accreditation (PSN-P).
Latest start date
Wednesday 1 November 2017
Expected contract length
Till end of March 2018
Organisation the work is for
College of Policing
Maximum day rate
Maximum £450 per day

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You'll be a part of the College Digital Services Management team working closely with Head of Service Management, Software Development Manager, Database Manager, Infrastructure and Security Manager.
What the specialist will work on
1. Lead technical workstream delivery for College Membership platform to implement new features and upgrades.
2. Liaise with external suppliers to bring together activities and co-ordinate its delivery
3. Project Manage the delivery of a new infrastructure upgrade for externally facing College system

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Metropolitan Police Service, Peel Centre, Hendon, London. NW5 9JE and Old Queen Street, Westminster (Mid November Onwards)
Working arrangements
Full-Time, On-Site. Monday to Friday, 36 Hours per week. Flexible working patterns will be allowed.
Security clearance
Must have - NPPV2 Clearance - current and valid.
SC Clearance alone is not accepted.
Due to the timeframe, we shall not be taking individuals through clearance or wait till after contract award for individuals to be cleared.

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
  • Work with specialist suppliers, internal and external teams to deliver sprints and project goals ensuring the highest possible quality
  • Strong awareness of PSN Code of Connection and government security standards
  • Strong demonstrable experience working in a Project Manager role in Infrastructure or Software delivery
  • Provide timely and accurate visibility of status, progress against product backlogs, impediments and schedules in addition to organising and facilitating project planning
  • Skills is MS Project and Vision to produce roadmaps and detailed plans
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Knowledge and/or experience of the policing, government and criminal justice organisations

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Strong team working experience with the ability to think and problem solve independently
  • Engaging with team to create an environment for knowledge sharing and handover of completed products with knowledge transfer
  • Excellent written and communication skills with the ability to translate complex issues to a non-technical audience
  • Strong ownership and commitment to delivery
  • Good collaboration skills and ability to share skills and information among team members
  • Ability to build and develop good working relationships with staff and stakeholders
  • Applying the principles of successful negotiation to influence and persuade technical leads, stakeholders and suppliers
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Does this fall within IR35?, Is this role inside or outside of IR35?
We will be contracting with the selected supplier to deliver this service, not the individual. Therefore IR35 should not apply and the responsibility should sit with the contracting supplier.
2. Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT?
3. Is there any travel involved in this role and will the travel expenses be paid ?
Yes, Occasionally to Ryton and Harrogate. Travel expenses will be covered.
4. Is occasional remote working allowed?
This will have to be determined at a later stage once the person is in post. Flexible working is allowed but our preference is on-site.
5. Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is Wednesday 1 November 2017
Yes, there will be some flexibility depending on the individual of up to 1-2 weeks