Awarded to Methods Business and Digital Technology Limited

Start date: Thursday 24 May 2018
Value: £105,600
Company size: SME
Government Digital Service, part of Cabinet Office

WP1600 Lead Commercial Delivery Manager for GOV.UK Verify

5 Incomplete applications

4 SME, 1 large

11 Completed applications

9 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Thursday 26 April 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 30 April 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 3 May 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Summary of the work
Managing a commercial, legal and SME team to deliver a framework to enable a federation for identity services. Also, manage the engagement team responsible for external commercial stakeholder relationships.
Latest start date
Tuesday 29 May 2018
Expected contract length
6 months
Organisation the work is for
Government Digital Service, part of Cabinet Office
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You'll be working with the Senior management Team, a team of Identity and Assurance experts, a Policy and Engagement team, a User Research and Design team, a team of Industry Engagement Leads, an in house lawyer and a legal firm, and with Identity and Industry SMEs.
What the specialist will work on
Manage SMEs, SMT, BAs, lawyers and commercial specialists to deliver a legal framework for a federation of services
Manage the gating process for contractual software deliveries
Engage with Public, Private and Arms Length Bodies to build a demand pipeline for Identity related services
Engage with Product Managers, Industry, HMG, and legal and commercial specialists to procure functional and data related services

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Government Digital Service, The White Chapel Building, 10 Whitechapel High Street, London, E1 8QS
Working arrangements
5 days in the office, occasional working from home if approved by programme management. This role is outside of IR35.
Security clearance
Minimum Baseline Personnel Security Standard

Additional information

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:"

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
  • 4 years experience of managing large public sector agile projects
  • Experience of procurement and commercial management to define and extend federated services
  • Experience of Industry and HMG department engagement to drive service adoption
  • At least 2 years experience of managing multiple lean/agile teams in the public sector
  • Experience of managing non-development agile teams - including lawyers, commercial managers and Standards SMEs
  • Experience of pipeline creation and hardening for services
  • At least 3 years experience of delivering large commercial programmes in the public sector
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience working on government digital projects
  • Experience of Lean, Kanban and Portolio Kanban
  • Experience of organisational design and change management
  • Use to dealing daily with Director level requests and input
  • Experience of working with user researchers, system designers in iterative and incremental delivery projects

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Flexible working
  • Agile and Lean working
  • Commitment to team working
  • Your approach to resolving technical and business risks or issues in a collaborative way that maximises productivity and business outcomes.
  • Your approach to transferring knowledge and experience to civil servants to support learning from this engagement.
  • Culture of taking responsibility for owning issues and resolving and problems.
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is this a new role to replace an existing resource?
This is a new role with new deliverables to fulfil an ongoing requirement.
2. Is there a current incumbent?
There is an incumbent supplier however evaluators will consider compliant bids on the basis that awards to the most economically advantageous response that satisfies all the criteria including cultural fit considerations, hence only the only best deemed response as determined by the evaluation panel will be offered the opportunity to contract.