Awarded to G33K Ltd

Start date: Monday 16 March 2020
Value: £173,300
Company size: SME
Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy

Cloud Infrastructure Specialist for Analytical Platform

13 Incomplete applications

12 SME, 1 large

35 Completed applications

33 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Monday 10 February 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 17 February 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Monday 24 February 2020 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Technical Architect
Summary of the work
Opportunity to work on a Cloud Analytical platform and help build and improve its functionality, robustness and future proof its capability.
Latest start date
Monday 2 March 2020
Expected contract length
up to 18 months
Organisation the work is for
Department of Business Energy and Industrial Strategy
Maximum day rate
up to £525 per day, with a total approved budget up to £173.3k

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The team is embedded with the Analytical community and serves other external departments, but all users are Analysts (Statisticians, Economists, Operational Researchers and Social Researchers).
What the specialist will work on
1. Assess the organisation Analytical platform to provide and advise on the areas to strengthen and make for performant.

2. To seek new Cloud (public or private) functionality and service to help meet growing and future needs.

3. Migrating services and software from different platforms to cloud platforms.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Westminster, London.
Working arrangements
On-site 5 days a week.
meetings with users and teams in London offices
Security clearance
Willing to undergo Security Clearance (SC)

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions

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
  • Have minimum two years demonstrable experience in working in a cloud environment - 12 points
  • Have minimum five years experience working in technology - 12 points
  • Evidence of at least one application migration to a cloud environment - 12 points
  • Experience of working with a Microsoft Windows Server environment (any version) - 12 points
  • Experience of working with an Ubuntu Linux Server environment (any version) - 12 points
  • Have experience of working with sensitive and secure data (commercial or personal) - 12 points
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Ubuntu Bash scripting – 10 points.
  • Powershell scripting – 10 points
  • SQL query writing/debugging – 4 points
  • SQL stored procedure writing/debugging – 4 points
  • Deploying live web applications – 4 points
  • PHP scripting – 4 points

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Able to work in a small multi-skilled team (less than 10) - 6 points
  • Willing to help develop other colleagues' capability - 6 points
  • Able to communicate complex solutions in a simple manner for non-technical users - 6 points
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there a current incumbent?
2. Can you please confirm the IR35 status?
We have completed the HRMC guidance and this is outside IR35
3. • Have minimum two years demonstrable experience in working in a cloud environment
What is the current public cloud environment?
We want to recruit a candidate that is not tied a particular cloud platform, so association with current or future platform not relevant.
4. Have minimum five years experience working in technology.
Any specific domain of technology?
Specific requirements are stated in the requirement pack. No specific domain.
5. May I know the steps post-shortlisting first round? When will the interview be held? When do we send the CV?
Once we have shorted listed the candidates we are aiming to interview as soon as possible. CV's should be sent ideally before the interview.
6. Which commercial cloud infrastructure do you intend to use (or is a decision process here part of this effort)?
No intention has been made. We are looking at all possible platform.
7. Can we see the infrastructure design for the current platform?
No. This is commercial sensitive.
8. Has the infrastructure design for the new platform been determined (or is this part of this effort)?
We have an existing platform.
9. What management standards/rules currently apply (resilience, security)?
Standards set either Government or by management.
10. Instead of providing a resource, would you consider an outcome-based bid, potentially delivering sooner for the same amount of money or less?
We have made our assessment and concluded that DOS was our preferred route.