Awarded to David Bruce Recruitment Ltd

Start date: Monday 17 December 2018
Value: £44,100
Company size: SME
Defence Equipment & Support

Project Support Officer

7 Incomplete applications

7 SME, 0 large

2 Completed applications

2 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Thursday 22 November 2018
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 26 November 2018 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 29 November 2018 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Summary of the work
Working with the System Operating Authority 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.

The Intermediaries Legislation does not apply to this engagement, concluded using the ‘check employment status for tax’ online tool
Latest start date
Monday 10 December 2018
Expected contract length
29 weeks (up to 30 June 2019) with a 7 week optional extension (option currently unfunded).
West Midlands
Organisation the work is for
Defence Equipment & Support
Maximum day rate
£315 per day worked (8 Hour day)

The post will be based entirely at a single site with no travel anticipated.

About the work

Early market engagement
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
• Provide Project Support Function as defined within PRINCE2.
• Undertake schedule and risk management activities with all stakeholders.
• Assist Project managers in production and maintenance of project plans.
• Work with the System Operating Authority, System Design Authority and Project Stakeholders to ensure the support function operates in an efficient manner.
• Provide Secretariat function at all Project Meetings as directed by the Project Delivery Lead.
• Ensure the agreed project management methods, standards and processes are maintained throughout the project lifecycle.
• Develop and implement appropriate configuration management procedures for project documentation.

Full TORs upon award

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
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 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

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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
  • MOD DV clearance required on day one of the appointment due to the sensitivity of the role.
  • A high degree of computer literacy including advanced knowledge of the MS Office Suite, including Microsoft Project, VISIO and Risk Management Tools such as Predict or @Risk.
  • Project planning ability using a recognised Project Methodology such as PRINCE2.
  • Experience of working on IT/IS projects / programmes.
  • Ability to analyse, consolidate and present information from various sources.
  • Effective communication skills including verbal, written and presentation skills.
  • Strong multi-tasking and organizational skills.
  • Working Knowledge of ITIL V.3 and how it is applied.
  • Demonstrable understanding of Earned Value Management.
  • Demonstrable experience of effectively and accurately communicating relevant project information to all identified stakeholders.
  • CV must be available for review on the morning of 30/11/2018 upon request.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Demonstrated willingness to be flexible and adaptable to changing priorities.
  • Knowledgeable of transition, upgrade, refresh projects in an Agile environment.
  • Risk Management qualification eg. MoR.
  • Project Management qualification i.e. MSP, PRINCE 2, APM.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
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


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is this role Inside or Outside IR35?
As stated in the advert the Intermediaries Legislation does not apply to this engagement, concluded by using the ‘check employment status for tax’ online tool
2. Is this role considered iniside or outside of IR35 please?
As stated in the advert the Intermediaries Legislation does not apply to this engagement, concluded by using the ‘check employment status for tax’ online tool
3. I think this is the third time this role has been released and once again the rate is far too low for a DV cleared PSO.
The Maximum Day Rate for the Project Support Officer is as advertised, £315 per 8 hour day worked.