Awarded to 344 Cyber Ltd

Start date: Monday 29 October 2018
Value: £81,000
Company size: SME
Ministry of Defence

Security Assurance Manager (CCT613)

7 Incomplete applications

5 SME, 2 large

5 Completed applications

4 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Friday 6 April 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 10 April 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 13 April 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Cyber security consultant
Summary of the work
Carry out a range of security assurance activities for each current capability (MODNet (OFFICIAL/ Overseas/ SECRET), Mobility, O365 SPE E5 and Office 2016), ensuring services are compliant with policy and are deployed without presenting undue risk to the security of MOD information.
Latest start date
Thursday 31 May 2018
Expected contract length
150 days
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Ministry of Defence
Maximum day rate
£540.00 per day

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist will work with the NSoIT Project Teams and ISS Defence Assurance Information Services (DAIS) team, as well as liasing with relevant suppliers to achieve their project objectives.

The team is a mixed one consisting of Civil Servants and Contractors, led by Civil Servants.
What the specialist will work on
They will be required to undertake a range of Security/Assurance related technical support tasks, which will vary depending on the business need but will support the following projects:

Support to future planned software upgrades (O2016/ Windows 10),
MODNet Official,
MODNet Mobility
MODNet Secret,
MODNet Overseas,
O365 E5 licence capability rollout including 16 key additional Defence-wide capabilities.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
ISS, Building 405, Spur F2, 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. Occasional day visits to other locations will be required, locations will vary and are dependent on the project deliverables. Overnight visits will only be permitted if permission is sought in advance. This individual will report to Asst Hd Cross Functional.
Security clearance
DV Clearance must be in place prior to the contract starting due to the projects the individual is required to work with. This clearance must last 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
  • • Information security experience, particularly in HMG departments. 25%
  • • Knowledge of applying Information Security Policies/Procedures to large CIS infrastructure projects including Cloud based systems/technologies. 20%
  • • Experience of producing Security documentation. 20%
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • • CESG Certified Professional in SIRO or SIRA disciplines. 15%
  • • Experience in carrying out Security Assurance activities including Penetration -Testing and ITHC. 10%
  • • Technical understanding of current IT technologies. 10%

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers. 60%
  • • Ability to transfer knowledge. 40%
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Can the Authority confirm that Travel and Subsistence away from Corsham is not included in the day raye of £540.
We confirm that Travel and Subsistence is NOT included in the maximum day rate. Travel and Subsistence will be paid at standard Civil Service rates for visits pre-approved by the management team.
2. Will an application from a resource with only a current SC clearance be considered? (DV has been held previously)
Applications from SC cleared will be considered, however the advert clearly states that DV clearance must be IN PLACE prior to start.

Note that the latest start date is 31 May 2018
3. Can you please confirm the final rate.
The MAXIMUM day rate is £540 per day. Suppliers may bid at a lower rate if they wish.
4. When looking at this position, the rate specified on the spec is different to what we are allowed to submit candidates at. can you please explain which is correct?
The rate on the advert (£540 per day) is the maximum allowable rate for this task. Suppliers may submit bids at different rates, but any bid over the maximum rate will be deemed unaffordable.
5. What is the IR35 status for this task?
IR35 does apply to this task
6. Can you clarify whether this role falls inside or Outside or IR35
See response to Question 5
7. Is this role inside or outside IR35
See response to Question 5
8. Can the Authority please confirm whether the role is inside or outside of IR35?
See response to Question 5
9. can you confirm this role is inside or outside of IR35
See response to Question 5
10. Does this role fall outside of IR35
See response to Question 5
11. Is this role inside or outside IR35?
See response to Question 5
12. does this role fall inside or outside of IR35?
See response to Question 5
13. Does this role fall in or out of IR35?
See response to Question 5