Office for National Statistics

PU-20-0115 - Review of Current Cloud Admin

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9 SME, 3 large

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Completed applications
10 SME, 6 large
Important dates
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Published Thursday 19 September 2019
Deadline for asking questions Thursday 26 September 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Thursday 3 October 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


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Summary of the work A short focussed and targetted engagement to understand the Cloud investment in terms of services, functions, administration, billing that has evolved in ONS IT Function. Primarily this will likely be in the Google and Amazon Clouds, with less focus anticipated in Azure.
Latest start date Monday 28 October 2019
Expected contract length its aniticipated that the discovery would take 20 working days
Location Wales
Organisation the work is for Office for National Statistics
Budget range N/A

About the work

About the work
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Why the work is being done ONS has been progressively embracing cloud services and we are looking to take stock of cloud initiatives throughout the organisation, to help build the full picture of Cloud presence and inform areas of activity to enhance the capability within the ONS to manage and administer these services.

The requirement is to undertake a discovery to identify all areas within Digital Services and Technology (DST) Division that use the Cloud, document their administration process, the architecture and services used so they can be undertaken by IT Operations and merged into processes (e.g. Starters, leavers and Movers) also identifying opportunities for automation.
Problem to be solved ONS' IT function has embraced Cloud First strategy (CO/GDS) and had a number of strands of parallel work in Cloud technologies, primarily driven through Agile approaches.
Hollistically IT Operations is now looking to pull together all of the information about each of these initiatives and develop a capability to effectively centrally govern the Cloud Services that are used, and operate the administration of each cloud instance ensuring transparent billing, compliance etc.
Who the users are and what they need to do In this instance the 'user' with the 'need' is the IT Operations Cloud Admin Function which is looking to build understanding of the total landscape of Cloud Services that it will be looking to govern
Early market engagement N/A
Any work that’s already been done N/A
Existing team The Supplier will innitially enage with the newly formed IT Cloud Admin function that sits within the IT Operations Division.
The engagement will require the supplier to work with key stakeholders accross the rest of the IT function (Architecture, Development/DevOps etc) and undertake discovery of how those areas utilise the cloud services.
Current phase Discovery

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Office based at ONS Newport with potential travel to ONS offices in Titchfield or London.
Working arrangements This discovery is going to center primarily on the face to face gathering of information from Stakeholders in the IT function.
It is likely that this will be onsite at the Newport, South Wales location of ONS with the potential for some time (a few days) at the Titchfield/Fareham facility
It is highly unlikely the outcome of this discovery could be effective if undertaken remotely, so on site must be assumed.
Security clearance SC clearance will be needed for this discovery

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions N/A

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
  • (15%) Experience of Cloud Administration in Google Cloud Platform
  • (15%) Experience of Cloud Administration in AWS
  • (15%) Experience of Cloud Administration in Azure
  • (15%) Experience of working in an Agile way
  • (5%) Familiarity with the GDS principles around Cloud First
  • (15%) Proven experience of similar information gathering and facilitation roles
  • (5%) Present findings to enable Director level decision making to be informed, based on qualitative objective data
  • (15%) Experience of working in Public Sector/Central Government
Nice-to-have skills and experience

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many suppliers to evaluate 3
Proposal criteria
  • (20%) Technical Solution
  • (20%) Approach and methodology
  • (10%) How the approach or solution meets user needs
  • (5%) Value for money
  • (5%) Estimated timeframes
Cultural fit criteria
  • (2%) Have a background experience in information discovery with stakeholders
  • (2%) Work as a team within our organisation.
  • (2%) Can work with clients with low and high technical expertise
  • (2%) Can use initiative approaches to discover information and sources
  • (2%) Share knowledge and experience with other team members
Payment approach Time and materials
Assessment methods
  • Written proposal
  • Case study
  • Work history
  • Reference
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




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