Defence Equipment & Support

Deployed Systems Project Manager

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3 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Tuesday 31 July 2018
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 7 August 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 14 August 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Delivery manager
Summary of the work Working with the System Operating Authority (SOA) you will interface on a daily basis with DE&S to assist the delivery of an exciting IT capability based on Evergreen and Agile principles.
Latest start date Monday 22 October 2018
Expected contract length 37 Weeks with 9 week unfunded option
Location West Midlands
Organisation the work is for Defence Equipment & Support
Maximum day rate £500 per day worked (inclusive of T&S)

The post will be based almost entirely at a single site with minimal travel anticipated.

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement N/A
Who the specialist will work with You will be a key member of the System Operating Authority, overseeing the integration of a bespoke network. You will work with the delivery organisation, DE&S, on a daily basis.
What the specialist will work on On a daily basis the PM -Deployed Systems will:
•Manage and deliver plans to ensure all preparation and execution of tasks and dependencies
•Manage all aspects of specific work packages working with stakeholders to ensure Design; Delivery; Technical Build; testing; MI requirements etc. are managed and delivered to agreed timescales.
•Working with stakeholders; attend/represent (as appropriate) at various meetings and boards
•Lead regular engagements with stakeholders to ensure outputs are produced to the required standard within defined.
•Produce Management Information and attend project checkpoints.
•Assist in the development of Operational Readiness Evaluation Plans for new hardware.
Full TORs upon award

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Hereford
Working arrangements 40 hrs (8hrs Mon - Fri)
Security clearance MOD DV required on day 1 of the appointment due to the sensitivity of the role.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions In the event that the post is vacated the Supplier shall ensure that it is filled within one working week by a candidate who meets the criteria of this competition with prior approval of the Buyer.

The Supplier and their representatives shall abide by:
DEFCON 5J(Edn 18/11/16)-Unique Identifiers
DEFCON 76(Edn 12/06)-Contractor’s Personnel at Government Sites
DEFCON 501(Edn 11/17)-Definitions and Interpretations
DEFCON 522(Edn 11/17)-Payment and Recovery of Sums Due
DEFCON 658(Edn 10/17)-Cyber
DEFCON 659A(Edn 02/17)-Security Measures
DEFCON 660(Edn 12/15)-Official-Sensitive Security Requirements
DEFCON 703(Edn 08/13)-Intellectual Property Rights - Vesting in the Authority

Available online at: https://www.digitalmarketplace.service.gov.uk/buyers/frameworks/digital-outcomes-and-specialists-2/requirements/digital-specialists/7426/edit/description-of-work/additionalTerms

Skills and experience

Buyers will use the essential and nice-to-have skills and experience to help them evaluate suppliers’ technical competence.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Demonstrable experience of working on a programme that has delivered or is delivering a classified strategic Command and Control system in a Military context.
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a high pressure, conflicting priority environment that delivers equipment to units within Front Line Commands.
  • Strong documentation and problem solving skills.
  • Strong communication skills as the role will be primarily customer focused and will involve managing customer and stakeholder expectations
  • Proficient in MS Project and the MS Office 2007
  • Effective communication skills including verbal, written and presentation skills
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills
  • MSP, PRINCE 2, APM Professional
  • ITIL v3 Foundation certification
  • Service Design Delivery
  • Network & Infrastructure
  • Training Design including the DSAT process and JSP822 Framework
  • Possess strong analytical skills with a proven ability to persuade and influence senior decision-making
  • Strong leadership, people and communications skills.
  • Hands-on Project Manager.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Knowledgeable of transition, upgrades, refresh projects in an Agile environment.
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

25%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Could you please confirm whether this role is inside or outside of IR35? The Intermediaries Legislation does not apply to this engagement, concluded by using the ‘check employment status for tax’ online tool https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-employment-status-for-tax/cluster/.
2. The contract length is 37 Weeks with 9 week unfunded option - can you explain how the 'unfunded option' works? The requirement to take up the optional extension will be reviewed throughout the duration of the Contract. If the extension is deemed to be required, this will then be subject to internal approvals.
3. Can you please confirm what is meant by: 37 Weeks with 9 week unfunded option? Can you please confirm if these are outside IR35? Can you please confirm if any Home Working is allowed. The requirement to take up the optional extension will be reviewed throughout the duration of the Contract. If the extension is deemed to be required, this will then be subject to internal approvals.

The Intermediaries Legislation does not apply to this engagement, concluded by using the ‘check employment status for tax’ online tool https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-employment-status-for-tax/cluster/.

Due to the sensitive nature of the work being undertaken, and the proximity of the deliverables required, home working will not be allowed.