Restoration & Renewal Programme (UK Parliament)

MS Dynamics 365 Technical Architect

Incomplete applications

15
Incomplete applications
15 SME, 0 large

Completed applications

34
Completed applications
29 SME, 5 large
Important dates
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Published Tuesday 10 March 2020
Deadline for asking questions Tuesday 17 March 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Tuesday 24 March 2020 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Specialist role Technical Architect
Summary of the work This person will guide and support the architectural development of the CRM Engagement Service for the R&R Programme
Latest start date Wednesday 1 April 2020
Expected contract length 6 months
Location London
Organisation the work is for Restoration & Renewal Programme (UK Parliament)
Maximum day rate £825 per day

About the work

About the work
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Early market engagement N/A
Who the specialist will work with R&R Data & Digital Team members, Parliamentary Services and third party services involved in the programme, Data & Digital Delivery Partners, Delivery Authority & Sponsor Body (R&R Programme) stakeholders.
Working directly with R&R's clients and third parties (CAS, suppliers, etc.) to understand the business strategy, programme requirements & processes. Execute the programme strategy in the context of Microsoft Dynamics CRM/CRM & related applications and technologies.
What the specialist will work on This person will guide and support the architectural vision and development of the CRM Engagement Service for the R&R Programme
Assisting R&R to maximise the returns and development of their Dynamics 365 CRM (Early Engagement) Service.
Working directly with R&R's clients and third parties (CAS, suppliers, etc.) to understand the business strategy, programme requirements & processes. Execute the programme strategy in the context of Microsoft Dynamics CRM/CRM & related applications and technologies.

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place Westminster (Parliamentary Estate) and Pimlico
Working arrangements Typically, onsite 5 days a week; some remote working is possible when appropriate.
Security clearance The specialist will have to undergo Parliamentary security clearance; other clearances do not expedite this. The only exception is if the specialist already has a Parliamentary pass.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions Additional terms: UK Parliament Mandatory Terms for External Contract Arrangements

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
  • Experienced Transformation Leader and Technical Architect used to working at Board level to drive strategic change and on-going improvement of all areas of organisational effectiveness whilst innovating new product service.
  • Deep functional knowledge (demonstrate 5+ years) of Microsoft Dynamics 365 CRM/CRM solutions & integrations
  • Experience of developing customised solutions to complex business problems
  • Demonstrable Programme level Solution Architect experience in a Public Sector environment
  • Previous experience of Business Change & Transformation
  • Working knowledge of Azure and O365 inc Exchange & SharePoint
  • Flexible and collaborative approach to thinking, planning, design and delivery based on years of hands on experience delivering real business improvement with technology.
  • Leading Cloud Technical Expert especially with the Microsoft Stack [Dynamics, Azure, O365, BI, AI, Machine Learning] and related IT, infrastructure, integration and security
Nice-to-have skills and experience Skilled in: MS Cloud - Azure, O365, Dynamics, Field Service, SharePoint, Teams Infrastructure, Virtualisation, Cloud, Performance, Security

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many specialists to evaluate 3
Cultural fit criteria
  • No-Blame culture and learning from mistakes.
  • Working environment experience (ideally, but not essential, with Houses of Parliament and/or PDS).
  • Working as a team withPDS,R&R Data&Digital and theR&R Programme.
  • Active Stakeholder Management
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

35%

Cultural fit

15%

Price

50%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Could you please confirm if this role is outside IR35 ? As a DOS4 supplier, you have already stated that you work outside of IR35 under the framework agreement. We currently believe that this role would fall outside of IR35 but an ESI assessment has yet to be performed. Should the outcome of such an assessment not be in line with supplier expectations then there is no obligation on the part of the supplier to accept the role if it is offered to them.
2. Please could you confirm the latest start date is correct?
Currently it suggests that within 5 working days you will conduct shortlisting, interviews, obtain references, issue contracts etc. This seems highly unlikely.
The aim is to be as close to the 1st of April as possible.
3. Currently it suggests that within 5 working days you will conduct shortlisting, interviews, obtain references, issue contracts etc. This seems highly unlikely. That is what we are working to. If you don't feel you can work within those timelines, please withdraw your submission.
4. Can you confirm if an incumbent is currently in post? There is no incumbent in post. This is a new role. There is an existing team, however, this is to complement this team, not replace a role within.
5. How many days working from home would you provide for the contractor? As appropriate. We would expect you to be onsite as the job requires. Sometimes that will be 5 days, other times it may be none.
6. Under "Demonstrable Programme level Solution Architect experience in a Public Sector environment", is a not-for-profit experience considered acceptable? We have a resource who fits the core elements of the role perfectly, but with private sector and non-profit experience. A non for profit could be considered acceptable but scored less as it would not be a public sector organisation.
7. As this is a strategic senior level role, how important is it that the candidates have the MS Dynamics 365 experience? I have a candidate that meets the Profile, but in the main has experience of Salesforce. MS 365 Dynamic experience is crucial for the success of this role and the outcome delivery we are looking for.