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The deadline was Friday 6 November 2020
Defence Equipment and Support

WINTEL Engineer DPM to Support SharePoint 2019 Delivery

5 Incomplete applications

4 SME, 1 large

4 Completed applications

4 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Friday 23 October 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Friday 30 October 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Friday 6 November 2020 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Technical Architect
Summary of the work
Will be required to produce both high and low-level designs for a new implementation of Microsoft DPM 2019.
Required to implement the design on both the Pre-Prod and Prod environments.
Work with the testing team to produce test scripts and assist in the FAT and SAT testing of the implementation.
Latest start date
Monday 7 December 2020
Expected contract length
6 Months with a 6 month option (subject to financial approval)
West Midlands
Organisation the work is for
Defence Equipment and Support
Maximum day rate
Up to £500 a day (inclusive of T&S and all fees)

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The specialist will work alongside the SPISN Requirement Manager, SPISN Project Manager and the System Operating Authority (SOA).
What the specialist will work on
1. Produce High Level Design for a new DPM 2019 solution.
2. Produce a Low level Design for a DPM 2019 solution.
3. Develop Desired State Configuration scripts for the implementation
of DPM.
4. Deploy the DPM solution onto the Pre Prod/Reference environment.
5. Deploy the DPM solution onto the Production environment.
6. Produce a support task analysis document for the solution.
7. Produce a Security Impact Statement for the solution.
8. Raise the appropriate Change Requests for the deployment with an ITIL process.
9. Assist in the Factory and System acceptance testing.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
West Midlands

Please send a copy of the candidates CV to
Working arrangements
5 Days a week (Mon – Fri), normal working hours
Security clearance
DV Clearance and a UK national only (no dual nationality)

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
In the event that the post is vacated the Supplier shall ensure that it is filled within one working week by a candidate who meets the criteria of this competition with prior approval of the Buyer.

The Supplier and their representatives shall abide by:
DEFCON 5J(Edn 18/11/16)-Unique Identifiers
DEFCON 76(Edn 12/06)-Contractor’s Personnel at Government Sites
DEFCON 501(Edn 11/17)-Definitions and Interpretations
DEFCON 522(Edn 11/17)-Payment and Recovery of Sums Due
DEFCON 658 -Cyber Risk Profile is evaluated as HIGH. The reference RAR6SZN5QJ7
DEFCON 659A(Edn 02/17)-Security Measures
DEFCON 660(Edn 12/15)-Official-Sensitive Security Requirements
DEFCON 703(Edn 08/13)-Intellectual Property Rights - Vesting in the Authority

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
  • DV cleared
  • Experience of writing HLD/LLD/Migration plans
  • Expert of DPM 2012/2019
  • Windows Server 2106/2019
  • Experience of Desired State Configuration
  • Experience of PowerShell
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Experience of Ansible

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Be able to work as part of a team with our organisation and other suppliers
  • Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
  • Have a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes
  • Take responsibility for their work
  • Share knowledge and experience with other team members
  • Challenge the status quo
  • Be comfortable standing up for their discipline
  • Can work with clients with low technical expertise
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there a current incumbent?
2. What is the IR35 status?
This will have to be looked into.
3. Is this role outside of IR35?
This will have to be looked into.
4. Do you have an incumbent?
5. What is the IR35 status?
Outside IR35.
6. Is this role outside of IR35?
Outside IR35.
7. Will this role be entirely office based? And are you able to confirm which site?
This role will primarily be based at our West Midlands site with some ability to Work from Home.