Awarded to M4 Digital Group Ltd

Start date: Monday 5 March 2018
Value: £351,550
Company size: SME
Ministry of Defence Information Systems & Services

CCT558 Project Management for NSoIT and IUS Mobility Project Delivery

5 Incomplete applications

2 SME, 3 large

11 Completed applications

8 SME, 3 large

Important dates

Friday 3 November 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 10 November 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 17 November 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


Summary of the work
The Mobility Programme spans IUS/NSoIT(B) seeking to deliver an integrated suite of mobile solutions Defence-wide.
A team of SMEs with the knowledge/experience are required to lead/deliver the requirement. Project/stakeholder management skills and agile development of ICT services are key to delivering an enhanced mobile working and improved communications across MOD.
Latest start date
Tuesday 2 January 2018
Expected contract length
11 months with an 11 month option
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Ministry of Defence Information Systems & Services
Budget range
Budget for the duration of contract (including T&S) (Ex VAT): £352,083

Limit of Liability for T&S (EX VAT)?: £8,333.33

About the work

Why the work is being done
To minimise risk to MODNET and ISS outcomes and benefits through effective and timely delivery of the following outcomes:
(1) Lead the implementation of NSOIT Mobility services through the planning, tracking and reporting of delivery of mobile tablet and telephony services into live operations.
(2) Project Manage the delivery of MOD policy-compliant NSoIT Mobility solutions through managing technical, security and policy compliance activity with MOD assurance stakeholders.
(3) Provide expertise in delivery of Mobility solutions through facilitating the appropriate commercial arrangements for on-going support/management and development/implementation of the longer term MOD ‘Strategy for Mobile working’ using agile project management expertise.
Problem to be solved
To Deliver NSoIT and IUS to Performance, Time and Cost estimates in a sustainable manner and with minimum disruption to Defence business and outputs.
Who the users are and what they need to do
Cross Defence. Provision of capable, timely and VFM ICT in support of Defence Business and Operational Outcomes.
Early market engagement
Any work that’s already been done
Some outcomes are already under development across NSoIT and ISS but others have yet to be addressed.
Existing team
The NSoIT and IUS team comprise a mix of Military, Civilian and Contractor staff working across all aspects of NSoIT planning, preparation, delivery and in-service management.
Current phase

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Tasks will be managed out of MoD Corsham and this will require regular attendance at that site but delivery is expected to require regular and frequent attendance across a wide range of MoD and Supplier sites.
Working arrangements
Tasks will be managed out of MoD Corsham and this will require regular attendance at that site but delivery is expected to require regular and frequent attendance across a wide range of MoD and Supplier sites.
Security clearance
SC Clearance must be in place prior to the contract starting.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Working location and hours are to be by agreement with the immediate report and governed by the outcomes required.

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
  • (1) Deep understanding and recent experience of project-managing large-scale / complex ICT delivery programmes/projects. (30%)
  • (2) Deep understanding/experience of implementation of Mobility services, applying broad scope of project-management techniques, in-particular, recent/relevant/successful experience of planning and delivering customer dependencies for projects to demanding schedules. (30%)
  • (3) Significant Experience / knowledge of Procurement within a programme/project context, including supplier management, commercial frameworks, business case development and financial management. (20%)
  • (4) Recent experience within a complex ICT Service Management Framework of project-managing services to ensure outputs are compliant with relevant policy and legislation. (10%)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Knowledge / experience in the use of Agile Methodology and the Government Digitial Service Design Methodology in a Government context. (10%)

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many suppliers to evaluate
Proposal criteria
Proposed solution and how it meets our needs, including: output descriptions, methods, activities, schedule, required information, dependencies, risks, tools, and impact on delivery of project benefits.
Cultural fit criteria
  • (1) Work within a fast moving and complex ICT environment. (50%)
  • (2) Be a team player within a mixed ability team. (25%)
  • (3) Address problems with openness, honesty and transparency. (25%)
Payment approach
Fixed price
Assessment methods
  • Written proposal
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Can the authority confirm if there is a current incumbent providing this service?
There are some incumbents currently carrying out other elements of Mobility, these contract arrangements are terminating in Dec 17. The requirements within this tender are new so we are seeking to place a new contract.
2. Does the quoted budget cover just the initial 11 months or the initial 11 months plus 11 month extension?
The budget just covers the initial 11 month period.
3. Please can you advise if this work package falls within the IR35 rules?
This requirement is outside of IR35.