Ministry of Defence

Defence Public Key Infrastructure - Delivery Manager

Incomplete applications

8
Incomplete applications
7 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

32
Completed applications
29 SME, 3 large
Important dates
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Published Friday 24 May 2019
Deadline for asking questions Friday 31 May 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Friday 7 June 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Delivery manager
Summary of the work The MOD ISS Security Infrastructure team require a Delivery Manager to work on the project to design and build the future Defence Public Key Infrastructure (DPKI) service. The service will deliver coherent Trust Services enabling cryptographic Authentication, Integrity and Confidentiality for users and systems.
Latest start date Thursday 1 August 2019
Expected contract length 18 Months with the option to extend for a further 4.5 Months (pending financial approval)
Location South West England
Organisation the work is for Ministry of Defence
Maximum day rate £650 ex VAT

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement N/A
Who the specialist will work with The Delivery Manager will work as part of a team including:
• Project Manager
• Product Manager
• Service Owner
• User Researcher
• Designer
• Developer
• Technical Architect
• Business Analyst
• Quality Assurers and Testers
• Security Lead
• Procurement Lead
• System Safety Lead
What the specialist will work on Delivery of the Defence Public Key Infrastructure (DPKI) project using the appropriate agile project management methodology, learning & iterating frequently.
Work with the Product Manager to define the roadmap for the DPKI product and translate this into user stories.
Lead the collaborative, dynamic planning process - prioritising the work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of the team.
Matrix-managing a multidisciplinary team.
Ensure all products are built to an appropriate level of quality for the stage (alpha/beta/production).
Actively participating in the Delivery Manager community, sharing and re-applying skills and knowledge and bringing in best practice.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place MOD Corsham, Wiltshire (possible trips to other MOD locations may be applicable).
Working arrangements Monday to Thursday, 8 hours per day to be worked between the hours of 0700 and 1900 including 1/2 hour break.
Normal working arrangements onsite at MOD Corsham.
T&S will not apply for travel to MOD Corsham as it is the primary working location. T&S can be claimed in line with MOD policy for travel to other locations when needed.
Security clearance The applicant must be a UK National with SC Clearance. All Clearances must be in place prior to submission of Stage 1 evidence.
The Authority WILL NOT sponsor SC Clearance, it must be in place and valid for the duration of the contract.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions • Bid Responses to be submitted on the templates provided and in Microsoft Office Excel/Word 2007-2016 format only.
• T&S will be paid based on receipted actuals and in compliance with MoD Policy, no other expenses are permitted.
• Suppliers must use the Authorities Purchase to Payment Tool called CP&F or be prepared to sign up to the tool.

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
  • Please confirm valid SC-level Security Clearance is currently in place and will be held for the duration of the contract - 6%.
  • Experience in delivering digital projects and products - 10%
  • Proven experience using agile project management methods - 12%.
  • Proven experience balancing multiple priorities and dealing with ambiguity - 7%.
  • Experience in matrix-managing multi-disciplinary teams - 10%.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Experience of delivering MOD IT projects gained from working  either in the Customer (MOD) or Supplier (Industry) community - 5%
  • Experience of delivering IT security projects - 5%.

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 5
Cultural fit criteria
  • Able to share knowledge and experience with other team members - 2%
  • Able to bring people together to form a motivated team - 2%
  • Be self-organising - 1%
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

55%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

40%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. What is the IR35 status?
Is there a current incumbent?
The intermediaries legislation does not apply to this engagement.
We can confirm there is no current incumbent in place.
2. Can the authority please confirm if there is a current incumbent and the IR35 status of this role. The intermediaries legislation does not apply to this engagement.
We can confirm there is no current incumbent in place.
3. Is there an incumbent in place? We can confirm there is no current incumbent in place.
4. What is role working arrangements is it 5 days a week (40hr) or 4 days a week (32hr)? Proposed Contract hours are 32 hours Monday to Thursday, 8 hours per day to be worked between the hours of 0700 and 1900 including 1/2 hour break.
5. Can the authority confirm if they are working with an incumbent supplier and if the supplier is leaving? We can confirm there is no current incumbent in place.
6. What is the IR35 status? Also, is there an incumbent? The intermediaries legislation does not apply to this engagement.
We can confirm there is no current incumbent in place.
7. Does the role fall within IR35? The intermediaries legislation does not apply to this engagement.
8. Is this opportunity outside of IR-35? The intermediaries legislation does not apply to this engagement.
9. Is this outside IR35? The intermediaries legislation does not apply to this engagement.
10. Can you please confirm if IR35 will apply to this engagement? The intermediaries legislation does not apply to this engagement.
11. If a candidate has a live and valid SC, but the expiry date is in February 2020, can they be considered? For this requirement SC-level Security Clearance must be in place prior to submission of Stage 1 evidence and valid for the duration of the contract. We are unable to consider any candidates who do not have valid clearances for the duration of the contract.
12. Can you please confirm if this role is inside IR35? The intermediaries legislation does not apply to this engagement.
13. Will the specialist only work 4 days per week? Proposed Contract hours 32 hours Monday to Thursday (4 Days), 8 hours per day to be worked between the hours of 0700 and 1900 including 1/2 hour break.
14. Does this role fall inside or outside of IR35? Is there an incumbent for the role? The intermediaries legislation does not apply to this engagement.
We can confirm there is no current incumbent in place.
15. Could you please confirm the commercial arrangements for this opportunity – Fixed Price, T&M for example. Pricing for this requirement will be on a day rate basis up to a maximum of £650 ex VAT