Government Digital Service (GDS)

WP1557- Strategic Support Team (SST) Network Service Management Subject Matter Expert

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Important dates
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Published Wednesday 7 February 2018
Deadline for asking questions Friday 9 February 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 14 February 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Programme manager
Summary of the work Provide senior Project & Programme Management (PPM), commercial and highly technical expertise to review disaggregation and network architecture of large technology expiring contracts and put in place strategies for replacement services.
Latest start date Monday 12 March 2018
Expected contract length 7 weeks
Location South East England
Organisation the work is for Government Digital Service (GDS)
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement None
Who the specialist will work with The specialist will be working with Cabinet Office, Government Digital Service, IPA Programme Assurance, Complex Transactions Team (CTT), Other Government Departments, Incumbent and new Supplier organisations and teams, Government Commercial Function (GCF), Crown Commercial Services and GDS technology spend controls.
What the specialist will work on Provide senior Project & Programme Management (PPM) expertise in review (disaggregation) of large technology expiring contracts.

Deliver technical reviews to support wider strategy to bring IT services and network architecture activity back in-house and produce/review SOBC and OBC business case to HMT approvals process.

Produce strategic procurement strategies and lead supplier engagement processes & lead detailed negotiation with network suppliers at a technical level on projects and programmes.

Provide programme assurance to Cabinet Office existing processes, (IPA programme assurance, GCF for supplier spending, GDS technology spend controls).

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Government Digital Service, The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 8QS and other Government Department and supplier locations as required.
Working arrangements The specialist will be working individually or with other SST resources, directly with Large Expiring Contract Projects and Programme Teams, SRO/Programme Director/Programme Manager, technical staff. The working pattern will be Monday to Friday, normal business hours.

This role is out of scope of IR35.
Security clearance SC Security Clearance

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions "All expenses must be pre-agreed with between the parties and must comply with the Cabinet Office (CO) Travel and Subsistence (T&S) Policy."

"All vendors are obliged to provide sufficient guarantees to implement appropriate technical and organisational measures so that the processing meets the requirements of GDPR and ensures the protection of the rights of data subjects. For further information please see the Information Commissioner's Office website:https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-reform/overview-of-the-gdpr/"

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
  • Must have experience of delivering technical reviews to support government strategy to bring SIAM activity back in-house and produce/review SOBC and OBC business case to HMT approvals.
  • Must have (3+) experience of providing senior PPM governance, technical/commercial support of large expiring contract projects and programmes
  • Must have experience of providing programme assurance to Cabinet Office existing processes, (IPA programme assurance, GCF for supplier spending, GDS technology spend controls).
  • Must have experience of providing strategic procurement strategies and lead supplier engagement processes, detailed negotiation with suppliers at a technical level for exiting and onboarding of new services
  • Must have experience of delivering technical reviews to support the strategy of bringing I.T support and operational activity back in-house and produce/review SOBC and OBC business case to HMT approvals.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of exiting ICT services and onboarding of new services
  • Must have worked in an AGILE environment
  • At least 2 years Experience of managing Suppliers within an environment with frequent change

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Share knowledge and experience and work well with others
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Challenge the status quo
  • Can work with clients with low technical expertise
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

65%

Cultural fit

15%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is there any possible extensions at the end of the financial year? No
2. Is there a current incumbent on this role? Yes
3. will the incumbent be bidding for this role to carry on BAU? GDS don't have any information on who bids in advance for any opportunity.
4. Please can you advise what the estimated budget will be? The maximum day rate has been left blank intentionally; we will assess the day rate for suppliers using the evaluation weighting we have disclosed on the requirements.
5. Could you please confirm what the security requirements are? SC Clearance
6. What type of technologies do you currently use? It is the Network Service Management Subject Matter Expert role, with regards to any network "technology" these are standard dedicated pan-departmental government data, voice and video networks.
7. Can you please provide a high-level understanding of the current network so that we can understand what we are disaggregating from Standard dedicated pan-departmental government data, voice and video networks being migrated from Large Expiring Contracts to standard G-Cloud offerings.
8. Please can you advise as to the budget that is current for the incumbent to be transparent this will help us to know if we are able to be competitive in order have some value against the incumbent supplier. GDS is not in a position to advise on the budget / rates of the incumbent supplier as that is commercially sensitive information.
9. What vendor do you currently use? The current vendor is DMSG. Please find a link that will lead you to the published contract on contracts finder: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk/Notice/130eecd9-5df7-4e80-959b-f1c191f278e4?p=@NT08=UFQxUlRRPT0=NjJ