Ministry of Defence ISS

DPS Programme Advisor

Incomplete applications

9
Incomplete applications
9 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

11
Completed applications
10 SME, 1 large
Important dates
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Published Monday 15 April 2019
Deadline for asking questions Wednesday 17 April 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 22 April 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Programme manager
Summary of the work Develop strategies for the NSoIT(D) and ISG programmes within DPS to enable it to transition to a service delivery organisation, offering strategic advice and direction up to senior stakeholders. Develop the artefacts to support both programmes in the submission of their respective Business Cases.
Latest start date Monday 3 June 2019
Expected contract length 12 months + 3 months option (subject to approval)
Location South West England
Organisation the work is for Ministry of Defence ISS
Maximum day rate £995.00 (EX-VAT)

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The specialist will work with a variety of Civil Servants, Military Personnel and contractors and subject matter experts within ISS.
What the specialist will work on To support strategic planning for two programmes; New Style of IT (Deployed) (NSoIT(D)) Programme and Interoperability Services and Gateways (ISG). Contribute to development of key programmatic and service oriented policies. Development and circulation of the NSoIT(D) Breakpoint Note and the ISG Business Cases including a Main Gate Business Case.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place ISS, Building 405, MOD Corsham, Westwells Road, SN13 9NR
Working arrangements 224 days in total. 3-5 days per week in Corsham Office (minimum 3 days per week) for face to face meetings. Be able to be responsive and to work in multiple locations at short notice. Majority of travel will be within UK.
Security clearance DV clearance must be in place prior to the contract starting due to the projects the individual is required to work with.

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
  • Experience of developing coherent Information Notes, Review Notes, Initial and Main Gate Business Cases including circulation and obtaining approval (15%)
  • Senior stakeholder experience, both Civilian and Military stakeholders, including MOD Scrutiny and Assurance resulting in a productive working relationship (15%)
  • Experience of strategic planning and managing technically complex large-scale IT projects and programmes (10%)
  • To have a full understanding of the operating environment within Defence (10%)
  • To have a full understanding of gateway technology (10%)
  • Experience of large-scale programme transformation from project delivery to service delivery (10%)
  • Experience of providing advice and guidance to aid decision-making to senior management level Programme Boards and Programme Executives (5%)
  • Understand the workings of ISS and MOD approvals process (5%)
  • Experience in coaching to the project and programme teams to enable them to work more effectively hence improving overall efficiency (5%)
  • Experience of developing service-oriented policies (5%)
  • Experience of maximising operational benefit when balanced against VFM (5%)
  • Experience of strategic planning of programme budgets to ensure best value is delivered and accurate forecasts can be made (3%)
  • Must have detailed understanding of standard project management principles and techniques (e.g. APM, MSP, Prince2, PMI) (2%)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Have an MSc level education
  • Proven experience balancing multiple priorities and dealing with ambiguity

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 10
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 pro-gramme, understanding the political aspects of working in the environment
  • 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
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

75%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Could you confirm the IR35 status of this work please? The intermediaries legislation does not apply to this engagement.
2. What is the IR35 status? The intermediaries legislation does not apply to this engagement.
3. Is there a current incumbent? Yes.
4. Please can you confirm if the MoD would be able to process a DV Clearance for a suitable consultant that doesn't currently hold one? No.
5. What is the IR35 status of this assignment? The intermediaries legislation does not apply to this engagement.
6. Is there an incumbent for the role? Yes.
7. Will the successful candidate be put through DV clearance before joining or will they require it upon applying? DV is required upon applying.
8. Is the role inside or outside ir35? The intermediaries legislation does not apply to this engagement.
9. Please, can you advise whether there is an incumbent provider? Yes.
10. Is the requirement inside or outside of IR35? The intermediaries legislation does not apply to this engagement.
11. Is this role within or outside IR35? The intermediaries legislation does not apply to this engagement.
12. Is there an incumbent? Yes.
13. Can the Authority please confirm if there is a current incumbent and the IR35 status of the role. The intermediaries legislation does not apply to this engagement.
14. Will a T&S budget be set for this role or should this be taken into account under the day rate Within the BC there are funds made available for T&S. This is in addition to the day rate.
15. Hi, is this role outside IR35 or inside IR35 guidelines? The intermediaries legislation does not apply to this engagement.
16. Can you please confirm if there is an incumbent and if this is Outside of IR35? Yes and the intermediaries legislation does not apply to this engagement.
17. Is there a current incumbent? Yes.
18. Can you confirm if there is an opportunity for home working for part of the week? This would be dependent on events and deliverables to be achieved in any given time period and will be at the discretion of management.
19. Is this role outside IR35? The intermediaries legislation does not apply to this engagement.
20. Do you have an incumbent? Yes.
21. Is the DV clearance essential for this role. Yes.
22. We have a credible candidate who has worked with the ISS and led programmes across defence and IT and wishes to apply for this role. However, his DV lapsed 5 months ago and he currently holds a SC clearance. Would he be able to be considered for the role if we were to apply to renew his DV? DV is required from the start of the contract.
23. One of our consultants has valid SC clearance. And another had DV clearance due to working in defence in the past but no longer valid but happy to go through the DV clearance processes again. Will any of the consultants be considered in this instance? DV is required from the start of the contract.