Awarded to Monitor IS

Start date: Monday 10 February 2020
Value: £178,000
Company size: SME
Royal Navy - MoD on behalf of the RAF

RN Personnel Data and Information Exploitation Programme

8 Incomplete applications

8 SME, 0 large

6 Completed applications

6 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Monday 16 December 2019
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 18 December 2019 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 23 December 2019 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
Development of the RAF Personnel Data and Information Exploitation Programme
Latest start date
Monday 3 February 2020
Expected contract length
1 year
South East England
Organisation the work is for
Royal Navy - MoD on behalf of the RAF
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
There is a team delivering the core outcomes; an RAF specific developer is needed.
Who the specialist will work with
RAF, Navy and Land Command Service and Civilian personnel, other contractors and support organisations operating in or contributing to the personnel management environment
What the specialist will work on
"To lead and undertake application design and development work for the Oracle and related applications to deliver and sustain the RAF Personnel Information Exploitation Programme, its derivatives, sub-projects and related support activities.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Whale Island, Portsmouth with some travelling to Land HQ at Andover and other sites as required.
Working arrangements
The developer will be working in a team, with outcomes generated by the Authority.
Security clearance
SC to be in place at contract start date.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
"In addition to the day rate, an additional £2k is available for T&S in line with current MoD rates.
A Cyber Risk Assessment has been raised for this requirement under Assessment number RAR-2SEW455B. The Cyber Risk Level has been classed as moderate. You must submit a Supplier Assurance Questionnaire against this, at
A security aspects letter applies for information classified up to secret.
The IR35 legislation does not apply to this engagement."

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
  • Skilled and experienced designing and building role based custom security components in Apex.
  • In depth understanding of the HR data sets.
  • Multiple full life cycle software project experience from initial design to build, deployment and testing.
  • Agile methodology adoption in projects.
  • Running user workshops and liaising with business users in requirement gathering.
  • Skill in translating business objectives and ensuring the implementation is correctly aligned to requirements.
  • Data Warehousing architecture, design and data structure modelling.
  • Data Integration using extract transform load tools with in depth understanding of Oracle Data Integrator
  • Skilled and experienced in front end application development using Oracle Application Express
  • Skilled in Oracle Business Intelligence (12c) repository design and data analytics via dashboards and interactive reporting capability
  • Skilled in Oracle Business Intelligence Publisher for published reporting and bulk document generation
  • Experienced in the use of Oracle Database
  • Experienced in the use of Oracle APEX 18.1.
  • Experienced in the use of ODI 12.2.1.
  • Experienced in Oracle Linux 7.
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • 1. To be proficient in installation, architecture and migration of Oracle applications
  • Experience with Oracle databases, SQL, PL/SQL, XSLT, HTML, JavaScript, Apache 2.4, Tomcat, WebLogic and Oracle DBA skills
  • Experience in the development and execution of unit tests and automated web browser tests
  • Experience working in development teams, working with the Product Owner, requirements analysts and testers on an ongoing basis
  • Experience running sprint planning meetings, daily stand-ups and retrospectives and demonstrating software solutions to stakeholders during sprint reviews
  • Experience in the production of technical documentation to support the application to the standards specified by the IAS Software Development Standards
  • Experience in the production of user stories
  • Experience of the RN and Army data warehouse structures
  • In depth understanding of the HR data sets for Ministry of Defence Armed Forces (JPA)
  • Experience in ensuring developed applications successfully transitions through system testing for subsequent deployment into a live hosting environment
  • Experience in the use of ORDS 18.3.0 including rest API ’s and OAUTH2 security
  • Experience supporting data requirements for Data Science, Engineering and Analytics activities including NOSQL and HDFS
  • Co-technical team leadership incorporating overseeing and coordinating the outputs from mixed capability teams
  • Knowledge of project management and skilled in team leadership

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Work as a team with our organisation and with other government organisations
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • Can work with customers with low technical expertise
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there a current incumbent?
2. For clarification please can you confirm that prospective suppliers will be expected to provide one CV (Work History) for their candidate for this work?
Correct. Each supplier will provide one Work History for their individual specialist in the form of a CV.
3. ‘You have given a lot of skills (in essential and nice to have), do you expect the candidate to write 100 words each for all the given skills?’
Yes we do, but the same example can be used multiple times.
4. The Cyber Risk Level has been classed as 'moderate' for this requirement. Is there a direct requirement for the supplied resource to process MODII on their own equipment? Would it be possible for the supplier to only process basic contractual MODII on their equipment and therefore attract a lower CRL? The supplier could then use GFE to work on the clients more sensitive MODII (e.g. through provision of access to a MODNet device)?
The Cyber Risk has been re-assessed today (18/12/2019) as low.