Home Office

Home Office Cyber Programme – cyber specialist 2

Incomplete applications

12
Incomplete applications
9 SME, 3 large

Completed applications

14
Completed applications
11 SME, 3 large
Important dates
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Published Thursday 30 November 2017
Deadline for asking questions Monday 4 December 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Thursday 7 December 2017 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Cyber security consultant
Summary of the work Direct report to the programme director to provide technical subject matter expertise on various cyber work-streams and procurements.
Particularly, this SME will facilitate, develop and capture holistic requirements for the overall programme and help in evaluation of supplier bids on a number of cyber procurements
Latest start date Friday 5 January 2018
Expected contract length First statement of work for 6 months. Maximum contract duration 2 years
Location London
Organisation the work is for Home Office
Maximum day rate £600-800

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with You will be working with a full team made up of a Programme director, Programme manager, various work stream leads and commercial leads.
What the specialist will work on Responsible for supporting the programme director to provide relevant cyber expertise to shape the next phase of the programme

Work with various programme stakeholders to identify the business needs

Facilitate, develop and prioritise ‘as-is’ and ‘to-be’ requirements to enable various cyber procurements

Develop evaluation criteria/questions and ‘What good looks like’ documents to assist the bidder evaluation process

Support evaluation process and provide relevant advice/expertise in assessing different solution options

Support the development of current/next phase implementation plan, work-streams and sign-off criteria that results

Provide assurance role to various work-streams and review various programme deliverables to support necessary programme sign-off

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Main location for the work will be at Croydon, with frequent travel to central London. Some travel might be required to other Home Office locations
Working arrangements The supplier is expected supply a resource working within team made of up of the specialist skills. We expect the supplier to be flexible to our needs and can make working with a mixed team across multiple sites .

Off site and remote working can be accommodated by exception, however due to security considerations this would need to be discussed.

Day rates to be inclusive of travel and subsistence within M25.Travel to regional sites to be agreed, expenses incurred from travel outside of the M25/Greater London will be subject to Home Office Travel and Subsistence Policy.
Security clearance All staff must be SC cleared or willing to undergo SC clearance

Additional information

Additional information
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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.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Minimum 5 years experience as a cyber specialist
  • Proven experience of working in large cyber security programme
  • Demonstrable expertise across a) Cyber Strategy and Risk Management, b) Security Architecture and Engineering, c) Cyber Threat Intelligence, across d) Forensics and Incident Handling
  • Demonstrable expertise across a) Security Testing and Cyber Security Operations Design, b) Reference Architecture; and c) Cyber Culture and Business Change
  • Experience in supporting procurements in technical capacity
  • Extensive experience of managing a requirements set that can be contracted against
  • Proven expertise and working knowledge of various cyber security tools
  • Strong expertise and experience of writing papers for approval from various boards undertaking options identification, analysis, evaluation and recommendation to enable informed strategic and delivery decisions
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Significant understanding, expertise and experience of working within Government departments, the general business operations, data, organisational structures, systems and processes
  • Certified Information Services Professional (CISSP) or similar accreditation
  • A strong degree in a technical discipline, ideally in IT security, or equivalent industry training and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 4
Cultural fit criteria Collaborative approach to delivery- and used to operating with multiple suppliers and stakeholders from different departments
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

25%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Will this role fall inside or outside of IR35? This role is considered outside of IR35 legislation, however, it is up to the successful applicant to prove that they are outside of IR35 status as part of the on-boarding process
2. Is there or has there been a current incumbent for this role? No
3. Has the authority deemed this role to be inside or outside of IR35 This role is considered outside of IR35 legislation, however, it is up to the successful applicant to prove that they are outside of IR35 status as part of the on-boarding process
4. We have one resource available - should we apply for both the specialist 1 and specialist 2 roles or will you lump them together as part of the evaluation & selection process? We received CCS guidance on this - please apply for both the opportunities