Awarded to SA Group Ltd

Start date: Monday 5 March 2018
Value: £138,496
Company size: SME
Ministry of Defence

CCT563 - Security Assurance Manager

3 Incomplete applications

3 SME, 0 large

3 Completed applications

3 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Tuesday 14 November 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 16 November 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 21 November 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Cyber security consultant
Summary of the work
Carry out a range of security assurance activities for each current capability (MODNet (OFFICIAL/ Overseas/ SECRET), Mobility, O365 SPE E5 and Office 2016), ensuring services are compliant with policy and are deployed without presenting undue risk to the security of MOD information
Latest start date
Wednesday 6 December 2017
Expected contract length
12 months
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Ministry of Defence
Maximum day rate
£541.67 Ex VAT

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist will work with the NSoIT Project Teams and ISS Defence Assurance X X (DAIS) team, as well as liasing with relevant suppliers to achieve their project objectives.
What the specialist will work on
They will be required to undertake a range of Security/Assurance related technical support tasks, which will vary depending on the business need but will support the following projects:
Support to future planned software upgrades (O2016/ Windows 10),
MODNet Official,
MODNet Mobility
MODNet Secret,
MODNet Overseas,
O365 E5 licence capability rollout including 16 key additional Defence-wide capabilities.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
ISS, Building 405, Spur F2, Westwells Road, MOD Corsham, SN13 9NR
Working arrangements
All tasking will take place from MoD Corsham and you are required there 5 days a week, the working day is 8 hours to include 30 minutes for lunch. Occasional day visits to other locations will be required, locations will vary and are dependent on the project deliverables. Overnight visits will only be permitted if permission is sought in advance. This individual will report to Asst Hd Cross Functional.
Security clearance
DV Clearance must be in place prior to the contract starting due to the projects the individual is required to work with.

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
  • Information security experience, particularly in HMG departments
  • Knowledge of applying Information Security Policies/Procedures to large CIS infrastructure projects including Cloud based systems/technologies
  • Experience of producing Security documentation
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • CESG Certified Professional in SIRO or SIRA disciplines
  • Experience in carrying out Security Assurance activities including Penetration -Testing and ITHC
  • Technical understanding of current IT technologies

How suppliers will be evaluated

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

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Please could you advise IR35 status of the role?
This role is within IR35
2. This role is advertised twice on DOS is this correct?
Yes. This is correct. 2 posts are required.
3. Is there already someone in post for this role?
The answer is these are new roles, no one is in post for the role.