This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Thursday 3 December 2020
UK Research and Innovation

UKSBS DDaT20306 UKRI Website

3 Incomplete applications

3 SME, 0 large

6 Completed applications

6 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Thursday 26 November 2020
Deadline for asking questions
Monday 30 November 2020 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Thursday 3 December 2020 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Summary of the work
1. System support and maintenance
2. Issue resolution
3. Managing Git repositories
4. Managing and maintaining server environments
5. Monitoring and reporting of performance
6. Produce and maintain system configuration documentation
7. Produce and maintain disaster recovery documentation
8. Building and configuring new systems within Amazon Web Services
Latest start date
Friday 1 January 2021
Expected contract length
12 Months with the option to extend for 3 months
No specific location, for example they can work remotely
Organisation the work is for
UK Research and Innovation
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
UKRI Digital Data and Technology, and Communications and Public Engagement teams
What the specialist will work on
Support and maintenance of the UKRI website and UKRI partner websites. Building and configuring new services within the UKRI cloud environment

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon in line with current government guidance in response to COVID-19
Working arrangements
Offsite working with remote access. Main support hours between 09:00 to 17:00 weekdays with a facility to resolve emergency issues out of normal working hours. 4 working days per week
Security clearance
Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)

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
  • Detail your skills and experience of the Mura Content Management System (version 6.2 onwards) - 9 points
  • Detail your experience in the use of ColdFusion and Lucee - 9 points
  • Demonstrate your experience of building and configuring applications on Amazon Web Services - 9 points
  • Demonstrate your experience of the WordPress Content Management System - 6 points
  • Demonstrate your experience in Elasticsearch, including management, configuration and development - 5 points
  • Detail you experience in the use of Jenkins (or equivalent tools for Continuous Integration) - 4 points
  • Demonstrate your experience in web design technologies including CSS, HTML5, JavaScript, jQuery, jQuery UI, Bootstrap and Angular - 4 points
  • Detail your experience in good development and deployment practices, and working with source control repositories especially Git, GitHub and Git submodules - 4 points
  • Demonstrate your experience of Microsoft SQL Server (or equivalent) - 3 points
  • Detail your skills and experience of managing conflicting and competing priorities and delivering results within set timeframes - 3 points
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Detail your experience of MySQL or MariaDB - 2 points
  • Detail your experience in PHP - 2 points

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Demonstrate how you will work as part of a team with our organisation and other suppliers throughout the project
  • Demonstrate how, when making decisions, you will work transparently and collaboratively with the team and other project stakeholders throughout the project.
  • Demonstrate how you will implement a no-blame culture and encourage people to learn from their mistakes.
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Is there a current incumbent?
Yes there is an incumbent supplier.
2. Would you consider someone working remote in Europe?
In order for us to assess in advance weather there may be security constraints associated with the location of remote working, please could you email with the location so that we can advise further.
3. The tech stack you have listed is quite lengthy. Once our team ran a search within our associate base and LinkedIn the only person that appeared currently works for UKRI. We obviously cant speak for other suppliers but if we get closer to the deadline of the 3rd. Could you list some a more relaxed list of tech if you aren't getting applications you need? Or is the stack a definitive list?
This is a definitive list.
4. Would role be inside or Outside IR35?
The role is outside of IR35.
5. Is there an incumbent?
Yes there is an incumbent supplier.
6. Would you consider someone working remote in Europe?
There are no additional constraints to any candidates working remotely in Europe.