Ministry of Defence

Security Assurance Manager (CCT613)

Incomplete applications

7
Incomplete applications
5 SME, 2 large

Completed applications

5
Completed applications
4 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published 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

Overview

Overview
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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
Location South West England
Organisation the work is for Ministry of Defence
Maximum day rate £540.00 per day

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement None
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

Work setup
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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 information
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Additional terms and conditions None

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
  • • 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 suppliers will be evaluated
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
How many specialists to evaluate 5
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

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
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