Awarded to Lucid Support Services Ltd

Start date: Monday 22 October 2018
Value: £32,960
Company size: SME
NHS Improvement (NHS Trust Development Authority)

Head of Tech & Data PMO Project Management Office

7 Incomplete applications

6 SME, 1 large

18 Completed applications

18 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Published
Friday 21 September 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 25 September 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 28 September 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Programme manager
Summary of the work
We are looking for an experienced PMO Lead/Head of PMO with track record of supporting a full technology project lifecycles. The role requires supporting delivery of NHSI's commitments to the Technology enabled portfolio and overseeing of the external delivery partner's performance.
Interviews 8th/9th October
Latest start date
Wednesday 17 October 2018
Expected contract length
3 months initially with the option to extend up to a further 3 months
Location
London
Organisation the work is for
NHS Improvement (NHS Trust Development Authority)
Maximum day rate
£525 +VAT

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist will:
- Work in partnership with 3rd party suppliers
- Engage with the Tech and Data senior leadership team, ensuring their involvement in key decisions and activities that impact their areas of responsibility (e.g. Information Governance, IT Operations and Support, Enterprise Architect etc.)
- Support and influence NHSI stakeholders, such as the SRO, Programme Board, senior stakeholder group, wider change network etc.
- Workstream leads within the delivery team
- Work with other departments PMO to support the Technology Portfolio governance processes
- Work with the department's finance business partner to facilitate the financial management of the programme
What the specialist will work on
As Head of PMO, you will be responsible for:
1) Establishing and maintaining PMO Governance
2) Assessing PMO porfolio
3) Leading multiple PMO resources
4) Leading PMO best practice and embedding of such processes
5) Facilitating the definition and delivery of mitigation plans
6) Development and implementation of project governance processes
7) Supporting the Programme Manager including the management of stakeholders
8) Working with stakeholders to establish financial PMO processes
9) Project conflict resolution

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Primarily NHS Improvement, 133-135 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8UG
and some travel may be required to our regional offices such as: Manchester, Leeds, Taunton, Birmingham
Working arrangements
The Head of PMO will work autonomously with support from Associate Director of Digital Operations and Business Change. Working from home or own office is allowed in as far as it does not interfere with the smooth running of the programme. We expect you to be present in the office where face-to-face engagement is seen to be more effective. This may involve travel to one or more regional offices such as Taunton, Leeds, Manchester, Derby, Birmingham, to name a few.
Security clearance
Government Baseline Personnel Security Standard (provided upon appointment)

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Read about how the terms and conditions work: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/terms-and-conditions-of-digital-marketplace-frameworks

Interviews will be on 8th October p.m. and 9th October 2018 a.m. at our Office, London SE1.

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
  • 5 years experience in the support of complex technology driven programmes, incorporating organisational wide inputs (20 Points)
  • 5 years of leading and managing small to medium sized (up to 10 people) internal teams to be successful and motivated (15 Points)
  • Experience of supporting multiple projects with both Agile and traditional project management methodologies (10 Points)
  • The ability to present analysis, information, risks issues and reporting in a clear and logical way (15 Points)
  • Ability to maintain programme plans, integrating multiple, complex technical projects that impact multiple directorates and teams. (15 Points)
  • Experience of working with multiple stakeholders with sometimes opposing objectives to gain consensus (10 Points)
  • Excellent communicator, both in person and in writing, with the ability to present advice and information in a clear and logical way (15 Points)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant experience in the public sector
  • Good understanding of broader policy and regulatory issues affecting the health care sector in England

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
4
Cultural fit criteria
  • Prove to be persuasive and empathic
  • Prove leadership and ownership
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions and can mediate opposing opinions
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. What is the IR35 status?
This role is within the scope of IR35. The rate quoted is exclusive of VAT and needs to include the cost associated with payrolling the resource (i.e. calculated and deducted Tax & NICS and reporting these to HMRC).
2. Is there a current incumbent?
No.
3. Please can you let us know whether this engagement is inside or outside IR35.
This role is within the scope of IR35. The rate quoted is exclusive of VAT and needs to include the cost associated with payrolling the resource (i.e. calculated and deducted Tax & NICS and reporting these to HMRC).
4. Is there an incumbent for this role?
No
5. Is there an incumbent for this role and if so will they be applying?
No.
6. Please can you confirm if the maximum day rate of £525 +VAT is correct? Asking because it seems slightly on the low side for a candidate of this calibre/experience level.
The rate quoted is the maximum total cost to NHSI, exclusive of VAT.
7. Can you confirm the IR35 status for this role?
This role is within the scope of IR35. The rate quoted is exclusive of VAT and needs to include the cost associated with payrolling the resource (i.e. calculated and deducted Tax & NICS and reporting these to HMRC).
8. Are you able to consider a start date of 1st November for the successful consultant? Interview dates of 8th and 9th can still be met.
The latest start date is as shown, i.e. 17th October 2018
9. Please can you confirm if the role is inside/outside IR35?
This role is within the scope of IR35. The rate quoted is exclusive of VAT and needs to include the cost associated with payrolling the resource (i.e. calculated and deducted Tax & NICS and reporting these to HMRC).
10. Please can you confirm if there is currently an incumbent in the role?
No, there is no incumbent.
11. Can you please confirm whether the role is inside or outside of IR35?
This role is within the scope of IR35. The rate quoted is exclusive of VAT and needs to include the cost associated with payrolling the resource (i.e. calculated and deducted Tax & NICS and reporting these to HMRC).
12. Is it the contractor’s day rate their day rate plus VAT?
The rate quoted is the total cost to NHSI, exclusive of VAT i.e. their day rate plus mark-ups and expenses for getting the resource to (and from) the main place of business (our Wellington House office). This needs to include the cost associated with payrolling the resource (i.e. calculated and deducted Tax & NICS and reporting these to HMRC)
13. We have 3 candidates
Please submit your strongest candidate and answer the questions based on this candidate.