Home Office Security

Supply Chain management

Incomplete applications

16
Incomplete applications
13 SME, 3 large

Completed applications

14
Completed applications
13 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Friday 19 October 2018
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 23 October 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 26 October 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Cyber security consultant
Summary of the work 1. Send out questionnaires to suppliers so that they meet the requirements of the HMG Security Policy and that they carry out their functions aligned to ISO 27001.

2.Create performance data based on the results of the surveys for each supplier and to contact the Security Owner.
Latest start date Monday 31 December 2018
Expected contract length 2 years
Location No specific location, eg they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for Home Office Security
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The team will consist of one Higher executive officer and a Senior Executive officer who will be able to interpret the results and identify any risks along the supply chain.

A report will then be made for each supplier to respond within a specific time frame for auditing purposes.
What the specialist will work on 1. Send out HADRIAN tool questionnaires to suppliers so that they meet the requirements of the HMG Security Policy and that they carry out their functions aligned to ISO 27001.

2.Create performance data based on the results of the surveys for each supplier and to contact the Security Owner to be able to complete questionnaires fully and on time.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Manchester
Working arrangements We will work with the supplier remotely and if necessary we can meet up with the team leads for any complex issues which would need resolving.

It would be most practical to work with the team through online and telephone communications as this would improve efficiency.
Security clearance

Additional information

Additional information
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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.

Skills and experience
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Essential skills and experience
  • Experience with HADRIAN tool
  • Experience with suppler questionnaires
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Communication with other government departments
  • Efficient speed of work

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Be good at sharing knowledge and information
  • Be able to work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
Assessment methods Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

60%

Cultural fit

20%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Does the candidate need clearance for this task? Yes the candidate will need a minimum of SC clearance
2. What is the budget in place? No specific budget so all potential suppliers are invited to tender
3. What level of clearance is required and does the clearance need to be in place upon the application? SC clearance and yes, ideally this should be in place before bidding.
4. Is there an incumbent and if so will they be bidding for this role? There was a company who owned the licence last year and they will also be bidding again for the contract
5. What is your target rate? Maximum spend of £35,000 ideally for a two year contract
6. Will SC Clearance be required? Will Home Office sponsor candidates if they do not hold current Clearance. Yes SC clearance will need to be required.

This will need to be in place upon commencement of the contract.
7. What hours does the specialist need to be available to the buyer? Monday to Friday 9am until 5pm
8. What is the IR35 status of this assignment? I am looking into the IR35 status now and will return this afternoon with clarification on this subject.
9. Role will be a 5 days a week contract though work can be done remotely? Yes this is correct.
10. Hi, would you consider applicants that have used similar tools to prepare questionnaires, also what is the expected day rate? Yes we would consider this. I am not sure about a day rate but please see the other answers in relation to budget and expenditure.
11. Is this a full-time role? If not, what is the expected number of questionnaires? This is a full time role.
12. Please advise, does this assignment sit in-scope or out of scope of IR35? As far as I'm aware VAT is STD REC.