Awarded to Kainos Software Ltd

Start date: Monday 11 June 2018
Value: £63,900
Company size: large
NHS Digital

CRDA00020_prj1594 - Delivery Manager NHS.UK copy

8 Incomplete applications

7 SME, 1 large

8 Completed applications

5 SME, 3 large

Important dates

Tuesday 1 May 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Thursday 3 May 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 8 May 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Summary of the work
Ensure ongoing improvements in Delivery Management and risk/issue management across the programme.
Mentor/coach/direct lead DMs.
Ongoing tracking of programme expenditure against budget.
Manage vendors by monitoring outcomes, providing informal feedback, scheduling/chairing formal reviews and ensuring best value for money.
Creating new statements of work, ensuring programme delivery remains on track.
Latest start date
Tuesday 29 May 2018
Expected contract length
3 months with option to extend for further 3 months
Yorkshire and the Humber
Organisation the work is for
NHS Digital
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
This is a client-side role, being fully part of the NHS.UK Senior Leadership Team. Work with all delivery teams in the programme, linking in with the wider Delivery Management community across the organisation.
What the specialist will work on
Lead the Delivery Management across the NHS.UK Programme (currently 17 squads)

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Leeds - Bridgewater Place (60%)
London - Buckingham Palace Road, Victoria SW1 (moving to Skipton House, Elephant and Castle SE1) (40%)
Working arrangements
5 days a week in the office under normal circumstances. Occasional working from home/remote with prior agreement.
When home/remote - needs to be available to dial into meetings etc.
Security clearance
Minimum Baseline Personnel Security Standard

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
This role is outside IR35

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
  • Minimum 5 years experience managing complex Government Digital Service projects (15%)
  • Proven ability delivering large scale agile projects with experience of organisational design and change management (10%)
  • Experience in setting up an agile delivery environment for multidisciplinary teams (10%)
  • Proven ability to challenge and remove any unnecessary barriers to service delivery (5%)
  • Understanding of user centred service design practices, Government Digital Service Standards and the assessment process (5%)
  • Experience in leading a collaborative, dynamic planning process - prioritising the work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of multidisciplinary teams (5%)
  • Able to be articulate and credible at a senior level, delivering accurate reporting as to the current state of play with regard to the delivery of the service (5%)
  • Experience in monitoring, managing and reporting finances on multi-million Pound projects (5%)
  • Experience in supporting procurement and commercial management functions to source required outcomes (5%)
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to influence external partners, suppliers, stakeholders and customers to secure mutually beneficial outcomes (5%)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of using Jira in complex programmes
  • Experience of client-side digital delivery management in the health sector.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Ability to take responsibility for owning and resolving issues and problems (5%)
  • Your approach to transferring knowledge and experience to create a sustainable legacy (5%)
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Please can you confirm if there will be a T & S budget for travel between Leeds and London.
Expenses are not payable as this is a multi-location Contract (Leeds/London)
2. What is the budget for this role please?
The authority has decided not to publish the day rate to encourage more competitive bids.
3. Please can you supply a guide as to the ceiling budget Thank you
The authority has decided not to publish the day rate to encourage more competitive bids.