Ministry of Defence

Intelligence Operating Model - design and develop

Incomplete applications

6
Incomplete applications
4 SME, 2 large

Completed applications

22
Completed applications
13 SME, 9 large
Important dates
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Published Monday 17 June 2019
Deadline for asking questions Wednesday 19 June 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 24 June 2019 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
Opportunity attribute name Opportunity attribute value
Specialist role Cyber security consultant
Summary of the work Defence has a requirement to design, resource and implement comprehensive intelligence support to the National Authority for Offensive Cyber. Whilst maintaining equity of MoD requirements, the work must be alligned with concurrent efforts across several business areas during a period of rapid growth.
Latest start date Monday 1 July 2019
Expected contract length 12 months, possible extension of 2 x 6 months
Location London
Organisation the work is for Ministry of Defence
Maximum day rate To get a better understanding of the market and to ensure the best value for money is obtained, we do not wish to disclose our maximum day rate.

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with The specialist will work for a MOD team comprising of MOD civil servants, military personnel and supported by a number of industry partners. They will be expected to work closely with a variety of stakeholder organisations including civilian, military and government departments.
What the specialist will work on Design & develop a functional model based on extant governance across the Joint Mission, for a future Cyber Capability including key touch points with non-MOD departments & agencies.  

Develop a plan of how the expected increase in requirements can be met and supported across the intelligence enterprise, including recommendations, critical paths and risks. 

Identify where the new capability will cohere with external strategic governance mechanisms; particularly that of requirements prioritisation.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Predominantly MoD Main Building, London.  An element of the role will be based in the Cheltenham area.
Working arrangements 220 days over the 12 month period. Expected minimum 3 days a fortnight (grouped or split as necessary) in Cheltenham or other MoD sites. T&S provision is limited to attendance at MOD Sites away from Main Building only.
Security clearance Due to the timescales involved only those specialists holding a Current DV, valid for duration of contract should apply. Supplier must be willing to undergo further vetting as necessary. UK National only.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions This role is assessed as outside of IR35
This is for ONE post only
The Authority WILL NOT sponsor DV Clearance, it must be in place and valid for the duration of the 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
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Essential skills and experience
  • Previous experience of working on Defence cyber programmes and cyber operations (12 pts)
  • Previous experience of intelligence support to military operations, including planning, targeting and execution (9 pts)
  • Proven experience of managing a ‘requirements led’ prioritisation process including stakeholder liaison, triaging and elaboration. (12 pts)
  • Proven ability of developing implementation plans detailing tasks, scheduling and resources required in order to bring new functionality online within an Agile environment (9 pts)
  • Proven experience of developing military CONEMP/CONOPS and associated documentation. (12 pts)
  • Strong stakeholder management and communication skills. (6 pts)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Have ability to evaluate information and present in such a way that is easily understood by the target audience, including through written and oral communication (5 pts)
  • Have ability to own issues and drive them to resolution. Provide direction to inform sound decisions based on business priority and technical feasibility (5 pts)
  • Prince2, MSP (or equivalent) and experience of working within an Agile environment (5 pts)

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions. (2.5 pts)
  • Share knowledge and experience with the wider team. (2.5 pts)
Assessment methods
  • Work history
  • Reference
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 a current incumbent? This is a new role but the majority of the requirement is currently being serviced through existing, though disparate, mechanisms.
2. What budget is available please? To get a better understanding of the market and to ensure the best value for money is obtained, we do not wish to disclose our budget.
3. Is there an incumbent in place? This is a new role but the majority of the requirement is currently being serviced through existing, though disparate, mechanisms.
4. Is there an incumbent in place? This is a new role but the majority of the requirement is currently being serviced through existing, though disparate, mechanisms.
5. Can the authority confirm if they are working with an incumbent supplier at present ? No, this is a new role but the majority of the requirement is currently being serviced through existing, though disparate, mechanisms.
6. Can you please confirm this is a new role or if there is currently an incumbent? This is a new role but the majority of the requirement is currently being serviced through existing, though disparate, mechanisms.
7. Can the Authority confirm if there is an incumbent for this role? No, this is a new role but the majority of the requirement is currently being serviced through existing, though disparate, mechanisms.
8. Is there a current incumbent and if so will they be reapplying? No, this is a new role but the majority of the requirement is currently being serviced through existing, though disparate, mechanisms.