Ministry of Defence Corsham

CYBER SECURITY AND NETWORK ARCHITECTURE SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT TO SECURITY INFRASTRUCTURE

Incomplete applications

15
Incomplete applications
11 SME, 4 large

Completed applications

13
Completed applications
8 SME, 5 large
Important dates
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Published Wednesday 14 February 2018
Deadline for asking questions Friday 16 February 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 21 February 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Specialist role Technical Architect
Summary of the work Suitably Qualified Experienced Personnel (SQEP) sought to support the Cyber Project manager in delivering requirements and strategy documentation for a complex defensive cyber solution.

This support will ensure that effective cyber defence solutions are developed and procured and will provide long term value for money to Defence.
Latest start date Thursday 1 March 2018
Expected contract length Work to be completed by 31/03/2018
Location South West England
Organisation the work is for Ministry of Defence Corsham
Maximum day rate £1000 per day.

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement NA
Who the specialist will work with A range of stakeholders, both Military and Civilian to include primarily:

- The Project Manager
- The user community
- Finance and Commercial colleagues
What the specialist will work on Support the Cyber Project manager to deliver a replacement defensive cyber solution by carrying out:

1. Development of requirements. Reviewing existing documentation, liaising with key stakeholders to understand and capture the needs of the user groups, capturing and prioritising the complete requirements set (all Defence Lines Of Development). Assessing current tools/applications used against requirements.

2. Produce/Review/manage Technical Risk Assessment for the transition to a new solution.

3. Provide relevant technical input into strategy and approvals documentation for the transition.

4. General Support to the Project Manager

5. Project updates including final report

6. Attendance and input at meetings / workshops.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place MOD Corsham
Westwells Rd, Box, Corsham SN13 9RA
Working arrangements This is a short but intensive piece of work which will require the individual to be on-site 5 days per week to liaise with the relevant stakeholders and develop the deliverables sufficiently.

There may be the opportunity to work from another location on certain days if this becomes necessary and is agreed with the Project Manager.
Security clearance The individual must hold current valid Developed Vetting Clearance.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions The individual must be prepared to sign in advance of commencing work, a Non-Disclosure Agreement covering the information that they will exposed to during the course of this contract.

All contractual payments shall be made using the MOD CP&F system.

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
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Essential skills and experience
  • Have experience in capturing and understanding complex cyber requirements
  • Have knowledge and understanding of complex network architectures in terms of dependencies/links to other systems,
  • Be able to specify cyber requirements, taking into consideration dependancies, constraints and interoperability issues
  • Have a good level of understanding about current defensive cyber software, accreditation, and standards such as NIST, ISO
  • Have a good understanding of the Defensive Cyber work carried out by JCU Corsham or linked teams
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Have experience of writing approvals documentation and procurement strategies
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the MOD requirements capture process and MOD approvals process.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Be able to work collaboratively with military and civilian stakeholders
  • Have a clear understanding of value for money principles
  • Be able to remain focused on the output required, in an environment that naturally has multiple linkages to, and crossover with, other teams and projects.
  • Have a strong ability to make recommendations and justify their approach.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is this role inside or outside IR35? The role is outside IR35
2. Is the role deemed inside or outside IR35? The role is outside IR35
3. Is there a current incumbent There is no current incumbent
4. Do this and the other role fall outside IR35? The role is outside IR35
5. Can you please confirm whether this role is inside / outside IR35? The role is outside IR35
6. Please can you confirm if this is inside or outside of IR35 The role is outside IR35
7. Hello, please could you confirm the IR35 status and if there is an incumbent already in the role The role is outside IR35. There is no current incumbent
8. Is there a current incumbent? There is no current incumbent
9. Is the role deemed inside or outside IR35? There is no current incumbent
10. What is the IR35 status for this role? The role is outside IR35
11. Can the authority confirm which are the percentage
weightings per question, so we can use them as a guide for our responses. Thank you.
Due to space constraints question has been repeated with responses for each area.

Essential skills and expertise:
• Have experience in capturing and understanding complex cyber requirements. 10%
• Have knowledge and understanding of complex network architectures in terms of dependencies/links to other systems. 10%
• Be able to specify cyber requirements, taking into consideration dependancies, constraints and interoperability issues. 5%
• Have a good level of understanding about current defensive cyber software, accreditation, and standards such as NIST, ISO. 20%
• Have a good understanding of the Defensive Cyber work carried out by JCU Corsham or linked teams. 15%
12. Can the authority confirm which are the percentage
weightings per question, so we can use them as a guide for our responses. Thank you
Due to space constraints questions has been repeated with individual responses for each skills area.

Nice to have skills and experience:
• Have experience of writing approvals documentation and procurement strategies. 5%
• Demonstrate an understanding of the MOD requirements capture process and MOD approvals process. 5%
13. Can the authority confirm which are the percentage
weightings per question, so we can use them as a guide for our responses. Thank you
Due to space constraints question has been repeated with individual responses provided for each skills area.

Cultural fit:
• Be able to work collaboratively with military and civilian stakeholders. 3%
• Have a clear understanding of value for money principles. 3%
• Be able to remain focused on the output required, in an environment that naturally has multiple linkages to, and crossover with, other teams and projects. 2%
• Have a strong ability to make recommendations and justify their approach. 2%
14. Will this role be outside of IR35? The role is outside IR35
15. Do you expect these roles to extend beyond the end of March 2018 please? Finance for this role has only been approved until 31st March 2018.
16. Is there likelihood that the role will be extended past the end date of 31/01/2018? Finance for this role has only been approved until 31st March 2018.
17. Is there an incumbent already in the position? There is no current incumbent