Awarded to Strategic Capability Services Ltd (Company Dissolved 06/08/19)

Start date: Tuesday 12 June 2018
Value: £36,000
Company size: SME
NHS Digital

CRDA00015_Prj_1467 Operational Programme Manager for Health Apps and Wearables

0 Incomplete applications

13 Completed applications

11 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Thursday 12 April 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 16 April 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 19 April 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Programme manager
Summary of the work
Working into the Programme Director for Apps and Wearables, the Programme Manager will be responsible for driving the current ‘app assessment’ Beta process to a Live operational service
Latest start date
Friday 11 May 2018
Expected contract length
3 + 3 months
Yorkshire and the Humber
Organisation the work is for
NHS Digital
Maximum day rate
Up to £600

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Internal NHS Digital teams, external suppliers, Public Health England, Regulators (MHRA, NICE, CQC), NHS England and commissioned innovation groups such as Healthy London Partnerships, AHSN’s.
What the specialist will work on
Health App Assessment Operational Capability: This programme will develop the current Beta ‘Health App Assessment’ into a national standards framework, build the required operational tools, processes and roles to drive and maintain the inclusion of ‘trusted’ digital tools at scale. This will create an efficient/safe mechanism to enable external ‘approved assessors’ to link in with national assessment systems and health and social care themes, while creating a route to support local needs. The PM will be responsible for overseeing the current Beta Operation, building the required programme team and appropriate governance and programme controls to deliver this into live service.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Primary NHS Digital locations include:

Bridgewater Place 8th Floor
Water Lane
LS11 5BZ
Working arrangements
Some travel will be required to London to meet with Programme Sponsors and their teams as well as travel to relevant events and meetups
Role will be largely onsite in Leeds to enable face to face collaboration with internal teams
Security clearance
Baseline Personal Security Standard

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
It is intended that this specialist delivery role is outside the scope of IR35
Only approved expenses supported by valid receipts in line with NHS Digital Travel policy will be paid.

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
  • Over 5 years experience in agile with at least one programme or project involving transition from waterfall to agile 20%
  • Experience of delivering new TOM including delivery of an operation function/team 20%
  • Experience delivering to budgets of over £10m full end-to-end delivery experience 10%
  • Over 10 years experience of building & managing digital delivery teams 5%
  • Experience in Org Design and Process Mapping methodologies 10%
  • Experience in setting up Governance Frameworks in a regulated environment 5%
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of the Health and/or Social care sector preferable
  • Background as a Business Analyst or Business Consultant

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Must be resilient and collaborative and not afraid to challenge the status quo 2%
  • Must have a passion for digital technologies and an innovative approach to work 2%
  • Must enjoy coaching and supporting colleagues to achieve high quality outputs 2%
  • Must be prepared to take ownership for the resolution of issues and constraints. 2%
  • Should be an optimistic individual who will lead by example 2%
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Will the Authority consider extending the latest start date from 11th May 2018?
The Authority has considered this request and are extending the latest start date from 11th May 2018 to 21st May 2018.
2. Could the role operate on a physical basis of being 50:50 split between being on-site in NHS Digital offices between Leeds and London?
As per published documents, the location will be predominantly LEEDS based with some occasional travel to London. The majority of the current team are LEEDS based to this enables a closer and more collaborative approach.

So we would be unable to accept a 50% split with Leeds and London.

The extract from the documents published is quite clear on this:

Some travel will be required to London to meet with Programme Sponsors and their teams as well as travel to relevant events and meetups
Role will be largely onsite in Leeds to enable face to face collaboration with internal teams
3. How important is experience in Health/Social Care sector?
An individual with experience in Healthcare would be preferential. However, should a suitable candidate with all the other skills, knowledge and experiences be presented, then this may outweigh the need for Healthcare experience.