Awarded to AHE Partnership

Start date: Tuesday 1 November 2016
Value: £156,600
Company size: SME
Home Office

Home Office National Law Enforcement Data Programme (NLEDP) Planning Delivery Manager

0 Incomplete applications

55 Completed applications

49 SME, 6 large

Important dates

Thursday 15 September 2016
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 19 September 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 22 September 2016 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Delivery manager
Summary of the work
Plan, structure and lead the planning of the projects, in line with best practice and programme planning standards.
Manage the interface between projects highlighting both the dependencies and the interfaces between stakeholders.
Convert MS Project Schedules into an easily digestible format to communicate to Senior Stakeholders.
Latest start date
Expected contract length
9 months with the option to extend to the maximum two year term allowed.
Organisation the work is for
Home Office
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
Programme colleagues and stakeholders including: Project Managers;
Programme Planner; Delivery Manager; Programme Lead; and Subject Matter Experts.
What the specialist will work on
Lead the collaborative, dynamic planning process, prioritising the work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of the team
Design / build/ monitor and control the schedules;
Unblock any bottle necks from the planning activities.
Dependency management;
Resource profiling;
Produce project stage Plans (word + Gantt, inc. success criteria and critical path);
Produce and maintain the project dependency logs;
Produce Plan on a Page (POAP) for the projects;
Risk Management
Embed the planning process into the projects.
Produce a network dependency map.
Ensure all planning products are built to an appropriate level of quality for the stage

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF. Travel to other offices within M25 may be required (travel expenses within the M25 cannot be claimed).
Working arrangements
Report into the NLEDS Programme Planner
On site for at least 3 days per week for Face to Face Meetings
Security clearance
SC or the ability to be cleared to SC

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
  • Extensive knowledge of MS Project
  • Solid experience of MSP / PRINCE 2 / Agile Project Management methodologies and product based planning techniques
  • Demonstrable experience of using programme and project planning techniques via a multi-disciplinary, highly skilled digital team
  • Proven use of software tools for scheduling and resource management
  • Experienced in effective decision making with accountability for decisions made
  • Experience of analysing information from a range of sources
  • Confidence to challenge project plans and approaches to safeguard delivery
  • Ability to work at pace and deliver to tight timescales
  • Ability to work across disciplines
  • A good understanding of information management
  • Excellent communication, stakeholder and interpersonal skills/customer service skills
  • Ability to spot warning signs of things going wrong and provide a decisive response to significant delivery challenges
  • Hold the APMP, APM or PRINCE 2 Practitioner Qualification
  • Hold the MoR Practitioner / MSP foundation
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Hold the MSP Practitioner qualification
  • Experienced across both public and private sector

How suppliers will be evaluated

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Exemplify positive customer service behaviours and promote a culture focused on ensuring customer needs are met
  • Ability to encourage a culture of innovation focused on adding value – give people space to think creatively
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • Transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Work as a team with our organisation and other suppliers
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. If an organisation was to place a candidate for this opportunity would it prevent them from engaging with the Home Office for the delivery of NLEDP services/applications later on in the programme?
The organisation would not be prevented from further engagement but the Supplier and the individual candidate may be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement prior to commencing the contract.
2. Please can you clarify the precise London location(s) that the Delivery Manager will be required to attend?
The Delivery Manager will be required to work from 2 Marsham Street, London SW1P 4DF initially. The role may move to a Croydon Home Office building – Metro Point, Sydenham Road, Croydon or Lunar House, Wellesley Road, Croydon. The Delivery Manager may be also required to work / attend meetings at the Hendon Data Centre, Aerodrome Road, London, NW9 5JE.