Awarded to Auriga Consulting Ltd

Start date: Monday 5 September 2016
Value: £145,000
Company size: SME
Department for Work and Pensions

IOS Cyber Security Specialist Manger

0 Incomplete applications

19 Completed applications

16 SME, 3 large

Important dates

Thursday 14 July 2016
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 21 July 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 28 July 2016 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Cyber security consultant
Summary of the work
The candidate will provide Cyber Security expertise to manage the successful transition and day to day operations of the Strategic Operations Centre (SOC) .
Latest start date
Expected contract length
Approx. 12 months
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
Working into the Cyber Security & Resilience Team and Infrastructre Office Service Team as a Cyber Security Specialist Manger on the Strategic SOC project.
What the specialist will work on
Requirement is to provide Cyber Security experience and programme and project support to all fuunctions within the Infrastructure Office Service (IOS) Team. Primary the focus will on completion of the delivery - and then transition to - the DWP Strategic Security Operations Centre (SOC). Cyber Security / Programme / Project Management of all related activites: Transition / Cutover activity, Budget Management, Business Case Managment, Supplier Management, Resource Management and Governance Management.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Department for Work and Pensions,
Tothill Street
Working arrangements
Onsite 5 days per week as part of an intergrated team. Expenses in line with DWP expenses policy.
Security clearance
DV 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
  • Cyber Security Project Transition Management experience
  • PRINCE2 practitioner qualified
  • APMP Level D qualified
  • ISO 27001 LA qualified
  • Experience in technical delivery of Cyber Security projects
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of stakeholder mangement
  • Experience of budget mangement
  • Experience of supplier management

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • To work collaborately
  • To respect DWP values
  • To use resources efficiently so that high and consistent standards of service are achieved
  • Treating our customers and each other with respect
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Would the DWP consider a specialist whom currently holds SC and has previously held DV albeit in the past?
It is a mandatory requirement that we require a DV specialist manager for this role so in this instance, we are unable to accept anything less than this.
2. Can we arrange a teleconference for this role? It would be useful to know which qualifications are essential i.e. we have DV Cleared PMs who don't have Lead Auditor qualification and some Lead Auditors who don't have the PMP qualification. Can we arrange a briefing call about the role?
In this instance we are unable to offer a teleconference, please submit your response so that it can be evaluated against the criteria outlined.
3. I have realised I have missed a 0 off our submission for this role rate wise -how do I amend this?
I would suggest that you emails CCS
who will be able to advise.
4. Is it possible to present a candidate with equivalent experience in lieu of Prince2, ISO27001 and APMP level D qualifications?
Please submit your response so that it can be evaluated against the evaluation criteria outlined.
5. Do you expect this opportunity to fall under the proposed changes to off payroll working within the Public Sector, and will you be deducting tax at source?
The view is that this opportunity will not fall under the proposed changes to off payroll working within the Public Sector, and we will not be deducting tax at source.