Type of document: Contract Notice
Country: United Kingdom
1. Title: INFORMATION ENVIRONMENT IMPROVEMENTS SPECIALIST SUPPORT
2. Awarding Authority: Ministry of Defence, Defence Digital, GB. Web:
3. Contract type: Service contract
4. Description: The Awarding Authority is looking to move their highly secure ICT systems to a multi-supplier service model which can enable the rationalisation of the 100+ systems in existence. In addition, Enterprise services will be developed that can support non-rationalised systems. A team is required to support this work.
5. CPV Code(s): 72000000, 72200000, 72212000, 72222300
6. NUTS code(s): UKK, UKK1, UKK15
7. Main site or location of works, main place of delivery or main place of performance: Location: South East England
Address where the work will take place: Hook (Hampshire) , Basingstoke and Corsham (Wilts)
8. Reference attributed by awarding authority: Not provided.
9. Estimated value of requirement: Not provided.
10. Closing date for applications 15.2.2022 (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: Tuesday 8 February 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 a customer option for an additional 12 month period.
About the work
Why the work is being done: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is running an ICT Programme that will deliver a highly secure and improved information environment providing integrated access to the breadth of information as and when required by the Mod Customer.
The MoD is looking to move their highly secure ICT systems to a multi-supplier service model which can enable the rationalisation of the 100+ systems in existence. In addition, Enterprise services will be developed that can support non-rationalised systems.
As part of the rationalisation, the design authority function for the services has been taken in-house from the current incumbent .
Outcomes Team Requirement:
The design team is layered:
1. Enterprise Architecture;
2. Service Architecture;
3. Solution Architect.
Five functional areas have been identified that span each layer:
Infrastructure and Networks;
Applications and Data;
Enterprise Level Roles
1. Enterprise Service Architect;
2. Enterprise Infrastructure Architect.
The team is a SAFe agile team delivering Platform Services, Managed Applications, Enterprise Content Management, Boundary Services; Workplace Services, Network Services and Operational Service Management.
Problem to be solved : MoD must provide a highly secure and improved information environment providing integrated access to the breadth of information required by the MoD Customer.
Each Team Resource, in relation to their functional area shall:
1. Chair workshops with the Customer Authority’s supplier to ensure ROADs are produced and stored;
2. Work with the Customer Authority’s supplier to identify and make any changes required to the High Level Designs, support the review, generation and acceptance of key documentation sets required for the Preliminary Design Review (PDR) such as Options Assessments, Solutions Outlines; Preliminary Solution Designs, Solutions Roadmaps;
3. Document any changes to the High Level Solution Design that may impact other deliveries within the programme;
4. At the end of each programme increment, review the High Level Design to enable its issue to the Customer Authority;
5. Support for the rollout of new services and supporting the sustainment and decommissioning of legacy services;
6. Provide guidance to projects and produce EA infrastructure and network design artefacts such as roadmaps, epics, solution outlines, aligned to wider EA policies and guidance and also develop specific documents as directed (e.g. preparation and adoption of cloud services)Who the users are and what they need to do: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) is running an ICT Programme that will deliver a highly secure and improved information environment providing integrated access to the breadth of information as and when required by the Mod Customer.
The Statement Of Requirement can be requested via email@example.com
Early market engagement : N/A
Existing team: The existing team consists of MoD Crown Servants and client side suppliers.
Current phase: Not applicable
Working arrangements : On the designated site 5 days per week. Primarily in Hampshire with occasional work at Corsham (Wilts) or other Customer Authority facilities.
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
Experience of working in highly secure environment (Largely office based)
Experience of designing complex enterprise designs and experience of complex enterprise solutions
Experience of working in an agile environment
Experience of cloud architecture
Experience of TOGAF and ArchiMate
ITIL v3 or v4 (Practitioner or above beneficial)
Experience of process management
Experience of engineering processes for complex enterprise solutions
Have SFIA – Level 4
Be SME in domains of Security Assurance and architecture
Have NIST SP800 Security Management Framework
How suppliers will be evaluated : All suppliers will be asked to provide a written proposal.
How many suppliers to evaluate : 4
Proposal criteria: Technical Solution
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
Evaluation weighting: Technical competence
Questions asked by suppliers: No questions have been answered yet
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