Home Office – Her Majesty’s Passport Office

Home Office – Her Majesty’s Passport Office - Release Manager

Incomplete applications

9
Incomplete applications
8 SME, 1 large

Completed applications

30
Completed applications
30 SME, 0 large
Important dates
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Published Thursday 13 June 2019
Deadline for asking questions Monday 17 June 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Thursday 20 June 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Specialist role Product manager
Summary of the work Responsible for a wide range of Technical releases including management of resources detailed release/ plans, liaising with key stakeholders and suppliers for transition to live services.
Latest start date Monday 15 July 2019
Expected contract length 6 months. Might extend up to a total of 24 months depending on needs & performance
Location North West England
Organisation the work is for Home Office – Her Majesty’s Passport Office
Maximum day rate £630 - £680

About the work

About the work
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with You’ll be working with Project managers and suppliers to deliver a number of projects/ releases into Live Service.
What the specialist will work on Main responsibilities include:
• Creating and enhancing release process across HMPO Transformation projects.
• Creating, maintaining and distributing road-map /project plans for forthcoming releases.
• Liaising with different delivery teams and sites to coordinate releases.
• Communicating with internal and external teams on forthcoming releases.
• Preparing the change management documentation to accompany a release.
• Being a point of contact for issues arising with a particular release.
• Providing regular status reports on a release and ad-hoc reports for the leadership team.

Work setup

Work setup
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Address where the work will take place 101 Old Hall Street Liverpool Merseyside
Working arrangements Co-location with Project Team and Managers, and key stakeholders including supplies for face to face collaboration on the project delivery.

Occasional travel to other HMPO sites may be required as part of deployments.

Standard Government Terms and Conditions for Expenses as covered in the DOS Contract.
Security clearance SC Clearance is required. HM Passport Office will support the clearance process

Additional information

Additional information
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Additional terms and conditions We expect this engagement to be outside IR35; however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis. Standard Government Terms and Conditions for Expenses as covered in the DOS Contract.

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
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Essential skills and experience
  • Proven ability in delivering Technical projects and products using the appropriate waterfall / agile project management methodologies.
  • Experience working with Product/ Project Managers to define the roadmap / Project plan for any given product deliverables
  • Experience in leading the collaborative, dynamic planning process - prioritising the work that needs to be done against the capacity and capability of the team
  • Experience in matrix-managing a multidisciplinary team
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Stakeholder management expertise
  • Presentational skills
  • Experience of working in the government/public sector
  • SC Clearance

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work in a multi-discipline team
  • Can work with stakeholders with low technical expertise
  • Able to manage own work tasks with minimal management
  • Be transparent and collaborative
  • Focus on delivery
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

75%

Cultural fit

5%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Is there an incumbent in place? No, there is not an incumbent in place.
2. Is there an incumbent in place? No, there is not an incumbent in place.
3. Is there a current incumbent and will they be applying? No, there is not an incumbent in place.
4. Is there possibility for remote working in this position? No, there is no possibility for remote working in this position.
5. Will this need to be on site 5 days a week in Liverpool? Or is there scope for remote working 1-2 days a week etc.? Yes. There is no possibility for remote working in this position.
6. Is remote working acceptable? No, there is no possibility for remote working in this position.
7. Is SC clearance a necessity, or will candidates without SC clearance be supported in gaining it? The specialist will be required to have SC Clearance before they can start. HM Passport Office will support the clearance process.
8. Is this role inside, or outside of IR35? We expect this engagement to be outside IR35, however status is assessed on a case-by-case basis.
9. Do you have a preferred supplier in mind for the bid? No. We do not have a preferred supplier in mind for the bid.
10. The individual we have in mind for the work is a commonwealth citizen with Australian ASIO Clearance (MI5 Equivalent) they have lived in the UK for 18 months only. Is it worth us applying? SC Clearance is required for this post and in order to process we will need the supply addresses for the last 5 years within UK.