Home Office

Home Office Cyber Programme – Project manager

Incomplete applications

11
Incomplete applications
9 SME, 2 large

Completed applications

23
Completed applications
19 SME, 4 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 Delivery manager
Summary of the work Direct report to the programme director to support the planning, appraisal and execution of cyber programme, in particular the upcoming Cyber procurement pipeline. Responsible for project management and meeting key programme milestones by ensuring that the commercial activity underpinning the programme delivers on time and to budget
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 £500-600

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 with programme and project management

Manage deliveries from multiple suppliers and assist with = delivery and service management

Review programme deliverables and assist in timely programme approvals

Set-up delivery check-points including entry and exit criteria

Review/improve ways of working (planning, quality and risk/issue tracking, dependency management), prioritising and creation of a coherent programme backlog), to optimise programme performance, quality and output

Provide support in documenting requirements for future procurements

Improve reporting cross programme, ensuring accurate, concise and compliant reports are submitted as required

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 managing technology transformation projects
  • Experience in supplier management to effectively manage required outcomes
  • 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
  • Experience in leading a collaborative, dynamic planning process - prioritising the work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of multidisciplinary teams/external suppliers
  • Proven expertise and experience of articulating requirements
  • Strong stakeholder relationship/management skills, demonstrating significant success in facilitating collaboration, influencing, communicating and negotiating at all levels Operational and Supplier, with the ability to resolve potential conflicts early
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Proven experience of working in a cyber security programme
  • Significant understanding, expertise and experience of working within Government departments, the general business operations, data, organisational structures, systems and processes
  • Relevant project management qualifications, such as Prince2/PMP

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. Would you consider work permit holders (e.g. Tier 2 General Visa) and EU passport holders for this role ? If they met the Security Clearance requirements they will be considered
5. Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT? Exclusive of VAT
6. Is there any travel involved in this role and will the travel expenses be paid ? Based in Croydon with occasional travel to headquarters in central London and various stakeholder teams in the UK.
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
7. What technologies will the consultant work on or should have experience with, please give detail Please refer to the ‘Essential and nice-to-have skills/experience’ of this advert . Experience of cyber related tools and technology is beneficial (but not essential)
8. Any specific format(pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later Word document
9. What are the other expenses which will be paid 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
10. Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is Friday 5 January 2018 Candidate should be ready to start from 05 Jan 2018. We acknowledge that candidates who are not SC cleared will not be able to start until they receive this clearance. However they will have to be available from 05 Jan 2018 so that they can start immediately from the date of clearance being received.
11. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted We aim to communicate the short-listing decision within 10 working days of this opportunity closing.
12. Will you sponsor SC clearance? Home Office will sponsor the security clearance if the candidate does not have valid clearance
13. Regarding the SC clearance status, if the candidate does not hold active SC clearance and is willing to go through the process, can this be considered, if yes will you sponsor the security clearance? Home Office will sponsor the security clearance if the candidate does not have valid clearance