This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Tuesday 26 December 2017
Ministry of Defence - ISS - Networks BLOS Team (Skynet 5)

CCT570 - Skynet 5 Performance Assurance Specialist

1 Incomplete application

1 SME, 0 large

7 Completed applications

5 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Tuesday 12 December 2017
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 19 December 2017 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 26 December 2017 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Business analyst
Summary of the work
The role provides service performance analysis, payment of invoices, compensation events, sentencing and management processes contained in the SKYNET 5 PFI contract whilst also providing Continuing Service Assurance for key enabling technologies supporting the delivery of specific MOD services.
Latest start date
Monday 12 February 2018
Expected contract length
11 months, with option to extend to 2 years
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Ministry of Defence - ISS - Networks BLOS Team (Skynet 5)
Maximum day rate
£600 (Ex VAT)

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Networks BLOS is a combined Military, Civilian and contractor team to provide Skynet 5 services. The direct line manager for this post is MoD Civil Servant.
What the specialist will work on
The role provides service performance analysis, payment of invoices, compensation events, sentencing and management processes contained in the SKYNET 5 PFI contract and providing Continuing Service Assurance of specific MOD services.

The post is responsible for advising on contractual payments iaw the SKYNET 5 contract, service credits and implications of poor performance. This includes responsibility for remedial actions for errors on invoices or failures of service and assuring corrective actions have been taken as agreed and responsible for providing historical information on the SKYNET 5 PFI contract.

The role is critical to preparing the transition from Skynet 5 to FBLOS.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Hawthorn site, Corsham, Wiltshire. SN13 9NP
Working arrangements
All tasking will take place from MoD Corsham to enable working in the BLOS team, and therefore attendance is expected 5 days a week. The working day will be 8 hours, including a 30 min lunch break. Day visits may be required within the UK including Portsmouth, Stevenage and Oakhanger. Overnight visits will only be permitted if permissions is sought in advance.
Security clearance
SC clearance must be in place for the duration of the contract

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
  • Business Analysis - knowledge and experience of working in a Business Analysis role. (30%)
  • Service performance analysis - understand and demonstrate service performance and provide evidence of performance evaluation (20%)
  • Business Process Improvement - knowledge of business improvement processes and process change management (15%)
  • Process Audit - demonstrate experience of reviewing business processes and analysing impacts to current processes. This includes managing change. (15%)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Knowledge of military communications systems, specifically satallite communications (10%)
  • Understanding and experience of working with a PFI contract (10%)

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Demonstrate working in a mixed team of military, civilian and contractor members of staff (20%)
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions (20%)
  • Share knowledge and experience (20%)
  • Communicates well and provides clear and concise briefs to reporting officers (20%)
  • Confidence to raise issues identified and determination to progress to resolution (20%)
Assessment methods
Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. This is not a supplier question, it is additional information added by the buyer.

IR35 status
IR 35 will not apply to this requirement
2. Can you please confirm if there is a current incumbent?
There is no current incumbant
3. Can you please confirm if there is a current preferred supplier for this task?
There is no preferred supplier for this task.
4. Is the client willing to sponsor the Contractor to become SC cleared?
Whilst we are willing to sponsor the contractor to become SC cleared, any individual would require to be SC cleared prior to commencing work and therefore this may delay the employment. The preference would be to those who currently hold SC clearance to prevent delays to starting this work.
5. Can the Authority confirm the submission date of 26 Dec 2017?
We confirm this date is correct.
6. Any chances of change in start date as the latest date mentioned is Monday 12 February 2018
We do not intend changing the start date
7. 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
See Question 4 and our response which answers this.
8. What are the exact work locations?
MOC Hawthorn, 1001 Skynet Drive, CORSHAM, SN13 9NR
9. Any specific format(pdf,doc) in which CVs to be sent later
We will accept any format which can be read in Microsoft Office.
10. Is occasional remote working allowed?
11. Is there any travel involved in this role and will the travel expenses be paid ?
There may be occasional attendance of meetings at various UK locations for which T&S is chargeable.
12. Would you consider work permit holders (e.g. Tier 2 General Visa) and EU passport holders for this role.
Yes as long as SC clearance is gained.
13. What is the lead time for feedback once the application is submitted?
2 weeks after the closing date for applications.
14. What are the other expenses which will be paid?
As per the DOS advertisement. T&S rates will be negotiated at a later stage, however the expectation is that these would be based on Civil Service T&S rates.
15. Is the rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT?
16. Can any other higher security clearance be considered?
SC clearance is required.
17. Was there until recently an incumbent carrying out similar work for the Authority?
Please see response to question 2.
18. With reference to the presentation; please can you provide us with details to support our preparation, including; date, duration, and any information you may have regarding who is anticipated as the MOD audience?
Following a paper sift, interviews will be called for mid Jan 18. The interviews will last for 30 to 60 min conducted by the line manager and an independent with a commercial officer observing and will be based around the CV of the candidate.