Type of document: Contract Notice
Country: United Kingdom
1. Title: INFORMATION ENVIRONMENT IMPROVEMENTS SPECIALIST SUPPORT – FURTHER REQUIREMENT
2. Awarding Authority: Ministry of Defence – Defence Digital, GB. Web:
3. Contract type: Service contract
4. Description: The Awarding Authority is delivering a multi-year complex, highly secure solution, peaking at ~20 Agile Development Teams. MOD requires Product Managers, Product Owners and Business Analysts to define Solution Train work, elaborate into Features for each Agile Release Train, and Stories for each Agile Development Team, and accept completed Stories and Features
5. CPV Code(s): 72000000, 72260000, 72212000, 72220000
6. NUTS code(s): UKI, UKI3, UKI32, UKK
7. Main site or location of works, main place of delivery or main place of performance: South West England
Address where the work will take place Basingstoke and Corsham (Wilts)
Product managers/owners will be primarily based at Basingstoke with regular travel to Corsham and other MOD sites stakeholder dependent.
Business Analyst will be primarily based at Corsham with occasional travel to other MOD sites as above
8. Reference attributed by awarding authority: Not provided.
9. Estimated value of requirement: Not provided.
10. Closing date for applications 11.3.2022 (23:59).
11. Address to which they must be sent: For further information regarding the above contract notice please visit
12. Other information: Deadline for asking questions Friday 4 March 2022 at 11:59pm GMT
Off-payroll (IR35) determination Contracted out service: the off-payroll rules do not apply
Latest start date Monday 4 April 2022
Expected contract length : 12 months with an option for a further 12 months extension
About the work
Why the work is being done Specialist resources are required for the seamless delivery of Defence Digital Infrastructure, Platform, Software and Applications, and Service Management services. The scope of services includes legacy Infrastructure and new cloud infrastructure, platform services, ImpEx / Gateways, EDRMS, Deployed Services, Managed Applications, Desktop Applications, Networks, Workplace Services, Service Management, service integration and testing, and Migration.
Problem to be solved MOD requires a team of Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Product Managers, Product Owners and Business Analyst for a highly secure programme. The team size needs to scale with the development teams, with the initial scaling from 1st April 2022 expected to be 2 to 3 Product Managers and 5 to 7.5 Product Owners, ramping up to 5 Product Managers and 11 Product Owners by the end of 2022. Needs will vary based on agile nature of the Programme. Business Analyst will be required for the full duration.
Who the users are and what they need to do MOD End Users will use the system under development for highly secure work across a range of business functions.
Early market engagement
Any work that’s already been done
Existing team There is a very limited existing team consisting of client side suppliers, however the vast majority of the requested roles are new.
Current phase Not applicable
Working arrangements On the designated site 5 days per week, occasional travel to other MOD sites.
Security clearance DV Clearance must be in place prior to any contract award start date and for the duration of any contract awarded.
Additional terms and conditions DEFCON 76 (06/21) Contractor’s Personnel at Government Establishments
DEFCON 522 (11/21) Payment and Recovery of Sums Due
DEFCON 531 (09/21) Disclosure of Information
DEFCON 532B (09/21) Protection Of Personal Data (Where Personal Data is being processed on behalf of the Authority)
DEFCON 609 (07/21) Contractors Records
DEFCON 658 (09/21) Cyber
DEFCON 659A (09/21) Security Measures
DEFCON 660 (12/15) Official Sensitive Security Requirements
DEFFORM 111 (07/21) Appendix – Addresses And Other Information –
DEFFORM 532 (Edition 10/19) Personal Data Particulars
DEFFORM 702 (Edition 08/07) Employees acknowledgement to Employer of Obligations Relating to Employer Confidentiality
View MoD DEFCONS and DEFFORMS at:
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
DV Clearance, UK single national
Experience of working in highly secure environment (Largely office based)
Experience of working in complex programmes
Experience of agile working (particularly Scaled Agile)
Experience of requirements management, requirements elaboration or similar
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Appropriate Scaled Agile Qualifications
Experience of conducting Product Management and Product Owner roles
How suppliers will be evaluated
All suppliers will be asked to provide a written proposal.
How many suppliers to evaluate 4
approach and methodology
how the approach or solution meets user needs
how the approach or solution meets your organisation’s policy or goal
estimated timeframes for the work
how they’ve identified risks and dependencies and offered approaches to manage them
value for money
Cultural fit criteria
Have recent knowledge and experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team responsible for delivering a complex capability to a customer
Provide an example of how you have worked collaboratively with a client to deliver a digital programme, working with multiple stakeholders to add value and proactively overcome challenges
Provide an example of social value that your organisation provides to the community, refer to the ‘New measures to deliver value to society through public procurement’ article on gov.uk
Payment approach Capped time and materials
Additional assessment methods Presentation
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