Provision of ICS OPS Firmbase Support (PM)

Closing date for applications: 19/03/2020
Specialist role
Programme manager
Summary of the work
Support the development, installation and management of Army Firm Base Information Communication Services. Cyber Risk Assessment has been completed and is deemed Low (RAR- EE5D8XB4) Interviews have been earmarked to be conducted week commencing 14 April 2020, though this date maybe bought forward
Latest start date
Expected contract length
6 months (110 days) with option to extend by up to 6 months
South East England
Organisation the work is for
Directorate Information, Army HQ, Andover
Maximum day rate
Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist will work with a small team of military personnel and crown servants delivering information systems for the Army in the firm base.
What the specialist will work on
Management of ongoing expansion of Army business WIFI, small moves/changes/service management/exploitation of the capability. Monitor performance of SCIDA Service delivered by Defence Digital from Apr 2020. Management of project to discover obsolescent point-to-point services across Army estate and plan to mitigate removal. This activity may deliver efficiencies. Manage Firm Base ICS outages across Army estate. SME support to enable effective management of exploitation of Enterprise Voice (EV). Exploitation of efficiencies to be realised from delivery of EV, mobility services and of SECRET voice services. Support Defence Digital’s efforts to improve sustainability of Army ICT: an area demanding increasing attention.
Address where the work will take place
Army HQ, Directorate of Information, Andover. The specialist may be required to work in HQ Regional Command in Aldershot and attend meetings at Defence Digital in Corsham.
Working arrangements
The specialist is expected to provide the services on such hours / days as required to meet any deadlines, as agreed between the specialist and the Authority.
Security clearance
SC is required for the duration of the role. The incumbent is to follow both the letter and spirit of Army HQ security regulations.
Additional terms and conditions
DEFCON 5J (Edn 18/11/16) Unique Identifiers, DEFCON 76 (Edn 12/06) Contractors on site, DEFCON 129J (Edn 18/11/16) Electronic business Delivery Form, DEFCON 513 (Edn 11/16) Value Added Tax, DEFCON 516 (Edn 04/12) Equality, DEFCON 518 (Edn 02/17) Transfer, DEFCON 531 (Edn 11/14) Disclosure of Information, DEFCON 534 (Edn 06/17) Subcontracting/Prompt Payment, DEFCON 537 (Edn 06/02) Rights of Third Parties, DEFCON 550 (Edn 02/14) Child Labour/Employment Law, DEFCON 566 (Edn 12/18) Change of control of contractor, DEFCON 642 (Edn 06/14) Progress meetings, DEFCON 658 (Edn 10/17) Cyber, DEFCON 694 (Edn 07/18) Accounting for Property of the Authority
How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
Work as a Team within our organisation and with other suppliers Transparent and collaborative when making decisions Previous experience of working within a Defence environment No commercial allegiance to any technology vendor
Assessment methods
Evaluation weighting
Technical competence 50% Cultural fit 10% Price 40%
Essential skills and experience
  • Expert knowledge of information and communication systems and services across multiple environments
  • Experience in successful project management delivering information communication services across a wide range of infrastructures
  • Working knowledge of MoD working practices and policy including JSP 740, JSP440 and JSP604
  • Effective and practical application of policy and strategy
  • The ability to draft and present briefs on complex technical issues in a language that is understandable to the layperson
  • High level analytical skills and a proven track record of effective problem solving, managing change within a dynamic environment with demanding timescales
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Exploitation of new information communication services
  • Delivering efficiencies from the adoption of new information communication services

Closing date for applications: 19/03/2020

Provision of ICS OPS Firmbase Support (PM)

Closing date for applications: 19/03/2020

Specialist role:

Programme manager


South East England


Directorate Information, Army HQ, Andover

Maximum day rate:


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