Awarded to SVGC Limited

Start date: Tuesday 4 September 2018
Value: £165,100
Company size: SME
Ministry of Defence Information Systems & Services (ISS)

P8-A Poseidon Aircraft CIS Programme and Project Management

6 Incomplete applications

3 SME, 3 large

17 Completed applications

13 SME, 4 large

Important dates

Monday 30 July 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 1 August 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 6 August 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Summary of the work
A Project Manager is required to plan the ISS elements of the P-8A Poseidon Aircraft programme.

Tasks will include: Defining the CIS requirement with the customer, planning and documenting solutions by engaging with multiple ISS delivery teams, documenting risks and defining costs associated with the CIS solutions.
Latest start date
Monday 10 September 2018
Expected contract length
12 Month Contract with 2 x 6 month extension options (pending Financial approval)
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Ministry of Defence Information Systems & Services (ISS)
Maximum day rate
£650.00 daily rate

T&S LoL: £10,000.00 (in accordance with MoD policy)

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You will work directly for the Lead Delivery Owner (LDO). You will need to liaise closely with ISS Delivery Teams, the P8-A Delivery Team, Air Command and JFC.

Daily contact will be with a mixture of Contractors, Crown Servants and Military Personnel.
What the specialist will work on
You will be required to engage with various stakeholders (inc. ISS, DE&S P-8A DT, Air Command and JFC). Through liaison with the DE&S P-8A aircraft team, you will be responsible for defining the ISS related requirements for the introduction of the P-8A.

You will identify and engage with all stakeholder ISS Delivery Teams to plan and co-ordinate activity aimed at meeting aircraft FOC. You will devise and document initial, interim and final delivery plans. You will provide anticipated Pan ISS project costs to the DE&S P-8A team. You will work under the direction of the Lead Delivery Owner.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Hawthorn Site & Bldg 405,
MOD Corsham, Corsham,
SN13 9NP
Working arrangements
All tasking will take place from MoD Corsham, with the need to travel to stakeholders and Industry partners when required under the direction of the LDO.

You are required 5 days a week, the working day is 8 hours to include 30 minutes for lunch. Overnight visits will only be permitted if permission is sought in advance. All information processing and exchange must be carried out on MOD IT and homeworking is not allowed.
Security clearance
SC Clearance must be in place prior to the contract starting due to the projects worked on. SC status must be valid for the duration of the contract. DV Clearance is also acceptable. BPSS or Disclosure Scotland is not acceptable and the Authority will NOT sponsor SC Clearance.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions

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 delivering complex CIS projects in a MOD environment - 30%
  • Strong understanding and experience of ISS structure and processes - 20%
  • Stakeholder engagement and management - 20%
  • Experience of ISTAR Air Platform related projects - 10%
  • Experience of information flow requirements capture - 10%
  • Ability to work as part of a team - 10%
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of the Air Command Capability area - 40%
  • Experience of the Joint Forces Command Capability area - 30%
  • Experience of integrating new services onto MOD IT Systems - 30%

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers – 40%
  • Take responsibility for their work - 30%
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions – 15%
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members - 15%
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. 1. This is additional information to assist potential bidders regarding the IR35 status of this requirement.
The intermediaries legislation (IR35) does not apply to this engagement.
2. Please see additional information regarding payment terms
The method of payment for this Contract will be via invoice submitted via CP&F (MOD’s electronic Contracting Purchasing and Finance) system. Other methods (i.e. manual invoicing) will not be considered.
If you are unfamiliar with CP&F please see the following link:
3. Can you please confirm if there is an incumbent?
There is no extant incumbent fulfilling the advertised role.
4. Can you please confirm if there is an incumbent?
There is no extant incumbent fulfilling the advertised role.
5. Dear Sir / Madam, Please can you confirm if there is currently an incumbent in the role? Kind Regards
There is no extant incumbent fulfilling the advertised role.
6. Please can you confirm if there is currently an incumbent in this role and if they will be in consideration for the position in this process?
There is no extant incumbent fulfilling the advertised role.