Start date: Monday 21 May 2018
Value: £94,000
Company size: SME
Ministry of Defence, Information Systems & Services (ISS)

CCT565: ISS Defence as a Platform (DaaP) Project Controls Support

5 Incomplete applications

4 SME, 1 large

9 Completed applications

7 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Friday 19 January 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 26 January 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 2 February 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Summary of the work
There is a requirement to provide direct support to the Defence as a Platform (Daap) (Base) Joint Planning Office Project Controls Team in the scheduling, risk management and reporting of activities in the NSoIT, Integrated User services and Global Connectivity Programmes.
Latest start date
Tuesday 27 March 2018
Expected contract length
11 months. With a further option to extend by 11 months pending financial approval.
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Ministry of Defence, Information Systems & Services (ISS)
Maximum day rate
Budget per day including agency fees is £450 ex VAT.

£0 ex VAT limit of Liability for T&S.

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Civilian and Military staff, Contractors within the Joint Project Office (JPO), New Style of IT (NSoIT) Base, Integrated User Service (IUS) and Global Connectivity teams.
What the specialist will work on
Creation of the Defence as a Platform (Base) common schedule. Maintain & update the joint programme schedule. Monitor & track progress against the baselined schedule on a weekly basis, updating schedule activity progression as appropriate & completion of milestones.
Establish common approach to identification & management of risks, to cover both risks to individual and joint programmes. Supporting and facilitating risk identification, aggregation and analysis workshops. Development of risk response plans. Monitoring performance of risk management. Informing decisions of qualitative and quantitative analysis of cost and schedule risks when required. Providing input to Risk Governance Reviews.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Building 405
Spur E2
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. this individual will report to Rebecca Dixon.

IR35: Applies
Security clearance
SC 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
  • Expert level user of Microsoft Enterprise Project Management solution with particular emphasis on management of cross-project dependencies,schedule baselining & tracking. (25%)
  • Management of Risk (M_o_R) practitioner (or equivalent); ability to identify, analyse, evaluate & manage cross-cutting programme risks. (15%)
  • Workshopping; ability to lead small to medium-sized groups of stakeholders to extract relevant schedule and risk information to feed into joint schedules and risk registers. (10%)
  • Reporting; ability to effectively extract relevant project and risk information to provide senior management reporting (15%)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Ability to understand programme objectives and proactively link these to scheduling and risk management functions (5%)
  • IT literate, with experience of using Microsoft office 365 (including Sharepoint) and MOSS (5%)

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers. (1%)
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions. (1%)
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes (1%)
  • Take responsibility for their work (1%)
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members (1%)
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Can the Authority please confirm any further details regarding the ‘11 months, with a further option to extend by 11 months pending financial approval’ including any key factors and the potential budget / day rate for this option?
At this time we have no further details available. We have financial approval to offer an 11 month contract with an option to extend by a further 11 months but this will be subject to gaining further approval.
2. Can the Authority please confirm that the award of this contract will not exclude the winning Contractor from other opportunities including those relating to Defence as a Platform (Base), New Style of IT (Base), Integrated User Service and Global Connectivity that are currently live or downstream?
This subject is covered under the call off contract Terms and Conditions at Clause 12 'Conflict of Interest'.