Awarded to Methods Business and Digital Technology Limited

Start date: Thursday 24 May 2018
Value: £102,960
Company size: SME
Government Digital Service, part of Cabinet Office

WP1601 Senior Product Manager for GOV.UK Verify

8 Incomplete applications

7 SME, 1 large

19 Completed applications

18 SME, 1 large

Important dates

Published
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

Overview

Specialist role
Product manager
Summary of the work
Lead the product development of the Improve the Product Goal which comprises of 2 multi-disciplinary mission teams.
Latest start date
Tuesday 29 May 2018
Expected contract length
6 months
Location
London
Organisation the work is for
Government Digital Service, part of Cabinet Office
Maximum day rate
£780

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
2 x multi disciplinary product teams, the Verify Product and Delivery leads
What the specialist will work on
Progress mission goals, effective working with delivery manager/team towards successfully implementing agile process within teams
Manage product backlog that is representative of stakeholders' views, work iterated based on feedback of stakeholders which is actively sought by PM.
Ensure team are always working on high priority things.
Demonstrate how Mission outputs are grounded in and informed by user research and user needs.
Ensure suitable reporting/metrics are regularly delivered through fortnightly mission check-ins, plus ad hoc as required.
Create and ensure other's outputs are appropriately documented and stored in relevant drives and/or handed over to relevant people per existing GOV.UK Verify processes.

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
4 days a week in the office 1 day working from home/remote (with prior agreement). When remote - needs to be available to dial into meetings etc. 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:https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-reform/overview-of-the-gdpr/"

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
  • Experience of managing large public sector agile projects
  • Agile working / devops methodology
  • Experience of pipeline creation and hardening for services
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience of leading teams (pref. multidisciplinary)
  • Experience in passing on knowledge in a structured way
  • Experience of stakeholder engagement and management
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Previous experience in local or central government
  • Experience of Kanban

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Culture of taking responsibility for owning issues and resolving and problems
  • Your approach to transferring knowledge and experience to civil servants to support learning from this engagement.
  • Understanding of Agile and Lean methodologies and ways of working
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

65%

Cultural fit

15%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there currently, or has there recently been, an incumbent carrying out similar work for the Authority?
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.
2. Is this a new role to replace an existing resource?
This is a new role with new deliverables to fulfil an ongoing requirement.
3. 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.
4. If a suitable candidate is found, but has a slightly longer notice period (poss 2 weeks over estimated start date) - Would this still be considered?
No our latest start date is 29 May
5. Is there already an incumbent for this role?
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.
6. Hi, Can the consultant work for 3 days onsite, 1 day from remote in a week. The consultant can work max for 4 days a week.
No, we require 5 days a week with a minimum of 4 days onsite.