This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Friday 19 June 2020
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)

Provision of App V Specialist - PS-20-125

9 Incomplete applications

8 SME, 1 large

21 Completed applications

18 SME, 3 large

Important dates

Published
Friday 12 June 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 16 June 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 19 June 2020 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Specialist role
Developer
Summary of the work
For the Windows10/Office Upgrade Project
- Package and delivery via APP-v and SCCM of all required DVLA
applications
- Testing, defect management, project reporting for all applications
- Documentation and build scripts to support all applications
- Knowledge transfer/training to DVLA support staff to allow transition
into support
Latest start date
Monday 10 August 2020
Expected contract length
2 Years
Location
Wales
Organisation the work is for
Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA)
Maximum day rate
Max £750-day rate (exclusive of VAT and inclusive of any T&S)

About the work

Early market engagement
N/A
Who the specialist will work with
Specialist will work directly with the Office 365/Windows 10 project team responsible for all elements of the new Windows 10/Office Desktop.
What the specialist will work on
Office365/Win10 project have a requirement for a skilled APP-V developer/engineer to deliver the Windows 10 and Office upgrade projects. DVLA has over 300 Applications that need re-platforming and testing to support a new Enterprise operating system and software landscape.

The specialist will be required to develop and package all software that will be deployed onto the new Windows 10/Office desktop platform.

The specialist will be responsible for APP-V Sequences, development, documentation and testing services as well as SCCM deployment, configuration and bespoke application packages with ownership and development across all software layers.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Work will primarily take place in DVLA offices in Swansea. In light of the current COVID-19 outbreak and in line with Government guidance, supplier resource allocated under this Call-Off Contract (once awarded) will initially work remotely.

When ‘working from home’ restrictions are lifted the supplier resource will be required to work onsite at the DVLAs Swansea offices. However, further remote working may be permitted after restrictions are lifted with prior agreement from the business.

Please note: Supplier resource will initially be required to attend the DVLA site in Swansea, in order to collect the necessary equipment to begin working remotely.
Working arrangements
5 days per week

Statements of Work (SoW) will be issued to define the deliverables of each phase
Security clearance
Due to the nature of the content and configuration to be worked on, SC clearance is a requirement.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
We currently see this role as sitting outside of IR35, as the candidates would not hold a fixed office position and will not have direct day-to-day direction or supervision.

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 demonstrable evidence and experience working with APP-V 5.x / 4.6 and SCCM 2012
  • Have demonstrable evidence and experience working with MSI packaging
  • Have demonstrable evidence and experience working with build task sequences
  • Have demonstrable evidence and experience working with Power Shell
  • Have demonstrable evidence and experience working with Active Directory / Group Policy
  • Have demonstrable evidence and experience working with Windows 10 / Windows 7
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Have demonstrable evidence and experience of Office 365 administration
  • Have demonstrable evidence and experience of Service Now
  • Have demonstrable evidence and experience of Windows Server
  • Have demonstrable evidence and experience of MSIX

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
10
Cultural fit criteria
  • Provide an example of supporting enablement of in-house subject matter expertise, engaging with staff and creating an environment of knowledge sharing.
  • Provide an example of communication and influencing skills.
  • Provide an example of being able to form effective relationships with people of all seniorities and job types.
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Scenario or test
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there a current incumbent?
DVLA can confirm that there is a current incumbent supplier.
2. Is there a current incumbent and would the organisation sponsor SC clearance?
DVLA can confirm that there is a current incumbent supplier.

Due to the delivery timescale/criticality of this project DVLA require a specialist that can achieve SC clearance prior to expected start date.
3. Would you be looking to sponsor the right candidate, in terms of SC clearance?
Due to the delivery timescale/criticality of this project DVLA require a specialist that can achieve SC clearance prior to expected start date.
4. Para 3 of HMG Personnel Security Controls – Version 4 – MAY 2018 – Cabinet Office states that "individuals should not be expected to hold an existing security clearance in order to apply for posts or contracts that require vetting, except in exceptional circumstances where such posts are short term and need to be filled urgently". Given this is a 2 year contract, is the Authority willing to sponsor SC clearance in accordance with Govt policy?
Due to the delivery timescale/criticality of this project DVLA require a specialist that can achieve SC clearance prior to expected start date.
5. Would you sponsor for SC clearance for specialist with no current SC?
Due to the delivery timescale/criticality of this project DVLA require a specialist that can achieve SC clearance prior to expected start date.
6. Could you confirm the SFIA level for the role please?
Evaluation will be made against the criteria in the advert
7. Is there an incumbent in place for this role please?
DVLA can confirm that there is a current incumbent supplier.
8. Hi, can you tell me if there is an incumbent in play?
DVLA can confirm that there is a current incumbent supplier.
9. It looks like this is the same role that came in June 2019 and awarded. We take that you have an incumbent in place?
DVLA can confirm that there is a current incumbent supplier.
10. Hello, is there a current incumbent in this role?
DVLA can confirm that there is a current incumbent supplier.
11. Is there an incumbent ?
DVLA can confirm that there is a current incumbent supplier.
12. Is there an incumbent for this role?
DVLA can confirm that there is a current incumbent supplier.