NHS Digital

Delivery Manager NHS.UK

Incomplete applications

39
Incomplete applications
37 SME, 2 large

Completed applications

39
Completed applications
35 SME, 4 large
Important dates
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Published Wednesday 31 October 2018
Deadline for asking questions Friday 2 November 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Wednesday 7 November 2018 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Delivery manager
Summary of the work •Ensure ongoing improvements in Delivery Management and risk/issue management across the programme.
•Mentor/coach/direct lead DMs.
•Ongoing tracking of programme expenditure against budget.
•Manage vendors by monitoring outcomes, providing informal feedback, scheduling/chairing formal reviews and ensuring best value for money.
•Creating new statements of work, ensuring programme delivery remains on track.
Latest start date Monday 10 December 2018
Expected contract length 5 months with option to extend for a further 5 months.
Location London
Organisation the work is for NHS Digital
Maximum day rate

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with This is a client-side role, being fully part of the NHS.UK Senior Leadership Team. Work with all delivery teams in the programme, linking in with the wider Delivery Management community across the organisation.
What the specialist will work on Lead the Delivery Management across the NHS.UK Programme (currently 17 squads)

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Leeds - Bridgewater Place (50%)
London - Skipton House, Elephant and Castle (50%)
Working arrangements 5 days a week in the office under normal circumstances. Occasional working from home/remote with prior agreement. When home/remote - needs to be available to dial into meetings etc.
Security clearance Minimum Baseline Personnel Security Standard.

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
  • Minimum 5 years experience managing complex Government Digital Service projects and programmes (10%)
  • Experience of client-side digital delivery management in the health sector (10%)
  • Proven ability delivering large scale agile projects with experience of organisational design and change management (10%)
  • Experience in setting up an agile delivery environment for multidisciplinary teams (5%)
  • Proven ability to challenge and remove any unnecessary barriers to service delivery (5%)
  • Understanding of user centred service design practices, Government Digital Service Standards and the assessment process (5%)
  • Experience in leading a collaborative, dynamic planning process - prioritising the work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of multidisciplinary teams (5%)
  • Able to be articulate and credible at a senior level, delivering accurate reporting as to the current state of play with regard to the delivery of the service (5%)
  • Experience in monitoring, managing and reporting finances on multi-million Pound projects (5%)
  • Experience in supporting procurement and commercial management functions to source required outcomes (5%)
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to influence external partners, suppliers, stakeholders and customers to secure mutually beneficial outcomes (5%)
Nice-to-have skills and experience Experience of using Jira in complex programmes

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Ability to take responsibility for owning and resolving issues and problems (5%)
  • Your approach to transferring knowledge and experience to create a sustainable legacy (5%)
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. If there is an incumbent, would he be applying for this position? Yes there is an incumbent supplier and it would up to them to decide if they wish to submit a response or not.
2. What is the IR35 status? This role is outside of IR35
3. Is there a preferred supplier for this work? No
4. Please can you confirm what expenses will be covered as consultants can only be based local to London/Leeds. Expenses are not payable as this is a multi-location Contract (Leeds/London).
5. Is there a target day rate for this assignment? The Buyer has decided not to publish the day rate to encourage more competitive bids.
6. This appears to be a very senior role. What is the base location and how would the work be split between Leeds / London? As published this is a multi-location role in Leeds - Bridgewater Place (50%) and London - Skipton House, Elephant and Castle (50%).
7. Is the rate to cover expenses? Yes.
8. Can you confirm the day rate for this please and is there a current incumbent in place? The Buyer has decided not to publish the day rate to encourage more competitive bids. Yes there is an incumbent supplier.
9. Please be advised question 7 above: Is the rate to cover expenses? This has incorrect answer The correct answer to question 7 above is: Expenses are not payable as this is a multi-location Contract (Leeds/London).
10. Please can you confirm if there will be a T & S budget for travel between Leeds and London. Expenses are not payable as this is a multi-location Contract (Leeds/London).
11. Is the indicative maximum daily rate inclusive or exclusive of VAT? Excluding VAT.
12. Is this role inside or outside IR35? and what is the budget? This role is outside IR35.

The Buyer has decided not to publish the budget or day rate to encourage more competitive bids.
13. How much work do you expect could be completed remotely if the candidate was available online for calls and meetings? The Buyer would expect the supplier/candidate to be in the office five days a week under normal circumstances. Only very occasional working from home/remote working with prior agreement will be permitted.
14. How does this opportunity relate to the recently advertised ETP Portfolio Delivery Manager Role? Is it a complimentary or a substitute requirement? This role does not relate to the ETP Portfolio Delivery Manager.
15. Our candidate's preferred location is London, how frequently will the candidate need to be based in Leeds per week? This is a multi-location role in Leeds - Bridgewater Place (50%) and London - Skipton House, Elephant and Castle (50%).
16. What is the expected timescales i.e feedback on applications, dates for interviews etc.? Interview dates will be notified to the shortlisted suppliers following tender evaluation. Feedback will be provided once the Authority has identified the winning supplier.
17. Is this a new post, or is someone currently in the post and are you looking to extend them? Yes there is an incumbent supplier and it would up to them to decide if they wish to submit a response or not. All responses will be evaluated according to the evaluation criteria published.
18. Is previous NHS Digital experience be an advantage over generic healthcare experience when assessing the applications? All responses will be evaluated according to the evaluation criteria published.
19. Although you have left the daily rate blank and we assume it is for suppliers to propose based on the % weighting, please can you give an indication on rate expectations for the position to ensure that we submit our strongest candidate.

We do not want to submit the candidate with the most relevant experience if the rate will not be workable. Please can you advise on this?
The Buyer has decided not to publish the day rate to encourage more competitive bids.
20. Do you also require a CV to accompany the responses to the skills and experience required? If so, is there an email address you can provide? No CV is required at this stage.
21. It seems like you are looking for a Programme Manager as the role will be working across 17 squads. What level of seniority do you expect the candidate to be? This role is for a Delivery Manager managing a team of other delivery managers across NHS.UK, not a Programme Manager.
22. No Budget guidance has been provided, but is it true that this is a senior/Principal consultant level role? This role is for a Delivery Manager.
23. Are the expenses covered such as hotel stay etc (for stays in Leeds) and travel? Expenses are not payable as this is a multi-location Contract (50% Leeds/50%London).
24. If the candidate is based in either Leeds or London we assume the buyer will cover travel and subsistence to the other location, when it is required. Is that correct ? Expenses are not payable as this is a multi-location Contract (50% Leeds/50%London).
25. If you wish to put forward more than one suitable candidate is there a process to do so, or do both candidates need to be described under one application ? Please submit a separate response for each candidate. Responses will not be accepted that contain more than one candidate.
26. Is the NHS recruiting in the market directly for this? No.