This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Friday 26 August 2016
The Home Office

IPT PMO Manager (Proc178)

0 Incomplete applications

34 Completed applications

28 SME, 6 large

Important dates

Friday 19 August 2016
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 23 August 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 26 August 2016 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Summary of the work
To assist with establishing the PMO function across a large scale portfolio, using both Agile and Waterfall methodologies. Reporting directly to senior management, you will have experience of defining and rolling out PMO best practices and process, with Clarity as the toolset to support the process.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
4 months
Organisation the work is for
The Home Office
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
PMO specialists, Portfolio, Programme and Project Managers, Other Delivery Managers and Digital specialists, Business Support Unit team, Commerical and Finance specialists and Senior Management.
What the specialist will work on
Define and roll out PMO practices and function across Portfolio, including multiple Portfolios, Programmes and Projects working with specialist resources where appropriate and complying with mandatory, departmental standards and practices.
• Support Senior Management team with the provision of appropriate reporting MI, KPIs and governance structures.
• Roll out Clarity tool across the Portfolio, initially focusing on planning.
• Provide management support and direction for Business Support Unit function team.
• Provide expert advice and guidance to the Head of PMO within a PMO function.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Metropoint, 49 Sydenham Rd, Croydon CR0 2EU and
165 Fleet St, London EC4A 2AE
Working arrangements
Monday to Friday on site. A professional working day, hours and working pattern as needed to deliver the service in an efficient way. Mainly based between our Fleet Street, London and Croydon
Security clearance
Security Clearance required (CTC level)

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
  • 6 years experience as a minimum working in a PMO environment
  • Demonstrable experience of establishing PMO functions for Projects, Programmes and Portfolios in multiple environments and business domains, tailoring existing standard and in house methodologies where necessary
  • Experience of use of the Clarity toolset in supporting the planning process and roadmap definition across a Programme and Portfolio
  • Demonstrable experience of managing a PMO team that supports both Agile and Waterfall delivery methods and techniques
  • Demonstrable experience of managing a PMO in a scaled environment, including multiple large scale programmes running along side large scale independent projects
  • Knowledge and experience of Management Information, including statistical modelling, KPI definition, dashboarding and reporting
  • Ability and demonstrable experience of defining and enforcing appropriate governance models across stakeholder groups
  • Planning experience from high level, strategic roadmaps to detailed project plans
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Does the proposed candidate need to have current CTC / SC Clearance?
The candidate will be expected to be able to achieve CTC clearance at a minimum however not having CTC at this point will not be used to exclude any potential candidate.
2. To help understand if new suppliers can compete equally, are your incumbent suppliers or contract agencies permitted to bid for this opportunity.
We cannot exclude any supplier from bidding from the work and we would expect the current incumbent to bid
3. Is experience specifically of Clarity an essential. We have a candidate who has worked using a number of other tools, but not Clarity.
Experience of Clarity is an essential, there is an aggressive implementation plan that we need to meet and knowing the specific tool is deemed necessary