Awarded to Frazer-Nash Consultancy

Start date: Monday 3 June 2019
Value: £165,000
Company size: large
Ministry of Defence

CCT685 - Specialist Security Resource for AS Extend and Project BRAMLEY

20 Incomplete applications

18 SME, 2 large

3 Completed applications

1 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Thursday 28 February 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 4 March 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 7 March 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Cyber security consultant
Summary of the work
The requirement is for support a broad range of physical security, cyber security, information assurance and resilience disciplines to the DAIS Security Assurance Coordination functional team of the Above Secret systems portfolio. The flexible specialist resource will be capable of delivering SQEP staff as required & at short notice.
Latest start date
Monday 1 April 2019
Expected contract length
12 months with optional 12 month extension
South West England
Organisation the work is for
Ministry of Defence
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist will work closely with stakeholders from a number of JFC ISS teams: Design & Architecture, Service Management, Accreditors, Networks Infrastructure and specific Project Teams. Due to the nature of the work a requirement to limit the "need to know" to as small a number of personnel as necessary, the specialist must be proficient in the broadest range of disciplines, although more than one individual within the resource may be acceptable.
What the specialist will work on
a) Physical Security: advice to project teams on compliance with HMG standards for accommodation, including CT, classified material and special handling. Ad Hoc advice to SAC on JSP 440 requirements as arising from incidents, investigations and risk assessments.
b) Cyber Security & IA advice to project teams, and general support to the SAC function. This includes preparation, review and amendment of typical accreditation documentation, risk management documentation. Participation in Security Working Groups.
c) Business Continuity & resilience advice to project teams in relation to live service management & in response to incidents and exercises.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
MOD Corsham, Westwells Road with frequent travel to other locations in Wiltshire, Berkshire, Bristol and London as required.
Working arrangements
200 days using resource as required

Could be 5 days a week during busy periods however this may vary dependent on workload.
Security clearance
DV UK National

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
DCCP/Defcon 158-03

IR35166 applies

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
  • Chartered Security Professional (or CPNI Registered Security & Engineering Specialist)
  • CBCI (or MBCI)
  • Experience and familiarity with MOD AS networked systems
  • Knowledge and application of US Cyber Security Frameworks to Defence projects
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • NCSC CHECK service provider
  • ISO 27001 certified
  • ISO 9001 certified

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions.
  • Share knowledge and experience with the wider team.
Assessment methods
Work history
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there a current incumbent?
There is a current incumbent, this contract will follow on from the extant contract.
2. Does the specialist already need DV clearance? Or will MOD support them through the process?
The specialist will need a current valid DV, this is a TS project so they need to hit the ground running with the correct clearances.
3. Are you looking for candidates with active DV or are you able to put the candidate through the process? If they're holding SC already?
Need current DV which is valid for the length of the contract they also need to be a UK National.
4. Is this role inside IR35?
The Authority can confirm the IR35 does not apply to this requirement.
5. Please can you confirm if there is a current incumbent??
Please see response to question 1.
6. Please can you confirm if DV clearance is required?
Please see response to question 2.
7. Can the Authority confirm if an incumbent is currently in this role and if they will be invited to re-apply via DOS?
The current incumbent will have the opportunity to re-apply should they wish to.
8. Please confirm IR35 status and if there is an incumbent currently in place?
Please see response to questions 1 & 4.
9. Can the Authority please confirm the meaning of the additional term "IR35166 applies"? Is this role being treated as inside or outside of IR35?
IR35 does not apply to this requirement
10. In regards to the DV clearance, would the MOD be willing to sponsor individuals whom currently have SC clearance and also have previously had DV clearance through the MOD?
Please see response to question 2.
11. Is there a current incumbent in this role?
Please see response to question 1
12. Please note the DOS should be used for contingent labour, this is a service based framework and as dictated by CCS all roles should be outside of IR35
IR35 does not apply to this requirement
13. What is the maximum day rate?
The maximum day rate is £825 + VAT
14. Can you please confirm the IR35 status and the maximum day rate for this position?
Please see answer to question 9 & 13
15. Would the MOD be happy with a team of resources being allocated of the project, or would it have to be a single individual for the duration of the project??
The Authority would prefer a single individual for the duration of the contract.
16. How many days a week is this role and is it outside of IR35?
This role will be 5 days a week and IR35 does not apply to this role.
17. Does the successful need to be DV from the get go or would you be content for SC with DV in process?
Please see response to question 2.
18. Is it within IR35 or outside?
Please see response to question 4
19. Do you have a daily rate in mind or a range to give us an idea?
Please see response to question 13
20. Can the Authority please confirm whether the role will be inside or outside of IR35?
Please see response to question 9
21. Can you confirm this role is inside IR35??
Please see response to question 9.
22. What's the maximum rate you are looking to pay for this??
Please see response to question 13
23. Would a LOL for Travel and Subsistence away from the base site be acceptable?
Yes the Authority has a £5k LOL for Travel and Subsistence