Awarded to People Source Consulting Ltd

Start date: Monday 15 April 2019
Value: £167,222
Company size: SME
Ministry of Defence

CCT 705 - ISG Portfolio and Pegasus EPM Specialist Technical Support - CAT D

11 Incomplete applications

11 SME, 0 large

24 Completed applications

22 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
Programme manager
Summary of the work
The role is aimed at an experienced planner/risk manager and involves developing and actively managing plans, schedules and risks across ISG. Experience in Microsoft Project Online is essential, recent/relevant experience in the defence sector is essential.
Latest start date
Monday 1 April 2019
Expected contract length
12 months with 12 months option (subject to approval)
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 planner will work with a variety of Civil Servants, Military Personnel and contractors within the ISS Interoperability Services and Gateways Programme Team.
What the specialist will work on
You will be expected to provide planning support across the ISG Portfolio. You will required to develop and improve existing project plans using Microsoft Project Online to ensure consistency and coherency. There will be a need to work with projects to produce deliverable plans which are fully resourced. You WILL be expected to provide monthly reports and MI to the PMO. Experience required of PBS/WBS, Critical Path Analysis, IMS & Dependency Management.
You will need to have a strong knowledge and understanding of risk management and the use of ARM.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
MOD Corsham, Westwells Road.
Working arrangements
242 days in total.
Security clearance

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
  • Experience of managing project plans, tracking and report progress using Microsoft Project Online
  • Understanding of the management of plans and schedules at different hierarchical levels through consolidation of using Integrated Master Schedules, experience of integrating external supplier plans into project/programme plans
  • Experience in performing schedule risk and impact analysis with a detailed understanding of critical path analysis, schedule integrity and progress reporting
  • Experience in developing and managing fully resourced schedules using WBS/PBS (including resource loading and levelling to actively manage workload and over or under allocations
  • Understanding of planning for technically complex large-scale IT projects and programmes
  • Must have detailed understanding of standard project management principles and techniques (e.g. APM, MSP, Prince2, PMI)
  • Understand dependency linking (int & ext dependencies)
  • Ability to produce adhoc management information (MI) and brief management to enable informed decisions using the MI
  • Experience of Risk Management, including risk identification, evaluation and use if the ARM tool including the exploitation of the tool for specific reports and MI
  • Hold qualifications in risk management
  • Experience in coaching to the project teams to enable them to work more efficiently with minimum direct planner support hence improving overall efficiency
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Have a flexible approach
  • Experience of working with International partners as part of a Multi-National delivery programme, understanding the political aspects of working in the environment
  • Ability to integrate and work as part of a team under one team ethos
  • Proactive rather than reactive
  • Highly motivated with experience of the Defence Military and Civilian Cultures and able to work within them
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Can you please confirm the IR35 status?
IR35 does not apply to this requirement.
2. Has this role been deemed inside or outside of IR35?
Please see response to question 1
3. What is the IR35 status??
Please see response to question 1
4. Please confirm if the role is inside or outside of IR35
Please see response to question 1
5. Can the Authority please confirm the IR35 status of this requirement
Please see response to question 1
6. Can the Authority please confirm whether the role will be inside or outside of IR35?
Please see response to question 1.
7. Please can you advise whether this is inside or outside of IR35?
Please see response to question 1
8. Is this role inside or outside of IR35
Please see response to question 1
9. Is this role outside of IR35?
Please see response to question 1
10. Please can you confirm if this is outside IR35?
Please see response to question 1.
11. Please can you confirm if there is an incumbent
The Authority can confirm that there is a current incumbent.
12. Please can you confirm if any level of security clearance is required?
The clearance that would be required is SC and UK National only
13. Is the budget incl/ex VAT?
The rate does not include VAT
14. Does this day rate exclude VAT please??
The rate quoted does not include VAT
15. Would you accept a candidate whose SC has recently lapsed (they are prepared to go through the process again)
The candidate needs to have current SC and be a UK National Only.
16. What does ISG stand for?
ISG stands for Interoperability Services and Gateways
17. In Summary of work, you have mentioned "Experience in Microsoft Project Online is essential, recent/relevant experience in the defence sector is essential" but in the essential requirements, there is no mention of Defence sector experience, can you please clarify if you will consider suitable candidates having all essential skills but not having defence sector experience.
Defence Sector experience is essential for this role.
18. Is there any specific Risk Management qualification you'd like to see?
There are no specific Risk Qualifications that the Authority requires.
19. Please confirm if the role is a Programme Manager role or a Programme Planner position?
This is a Programme Planner Position.