This opportunity is closed for applications

The deadline was Wednesday 27 January 2021
UK Export Finance

Extract, Transform and Load Specialist for UK Export and Finance

12 Incomplete applications

11 SME, 1 large

22 Completed applications

20 SME, 2 large

Important dates

Wednesday 13 January 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Wednesday 20 January 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Wednesday 27 January 2021 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Product manager
Summary of the work
Looking for an Extract, Transform and Load (ETL) specialist to aid the UKEF data team in the selection and implementation of an ETL tool.
Latest start date
Monday 1 March 2021
Expected contract length
12 months
Organisation the work is for
UK Export Finance
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
You'll be working with the UKEF data team.
What the specialist will work on
UKEF (UK Export Finance) are looking to bring onboard an ETL (Extract, Transform and Load) specialist contractor for a period of 12 months to provide support in the selecting of a suitable cloud based ETL tool for UKEF. Furthermore, this supplier will be required to complete ETL knowledge handover to UKEF data team.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Remote working, until such a time as office working is possible. Then, 1 Horse Guard Road, Westminster.
Working arrangements
Monday-Friday, all remotely. Expected to work with the data team throughout.
Security clearance
Must have SC.

Additional information

Additional terms and conditions
Possible contract extension dependant on delivery.

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
  • Demonstrate your experience of working in user centred design teams in large and/or complex organisations (e.g. government departments) (5%)
  • Demonstrate your experience of defining an ETL strategy to process data from a variety of originator and target sources. (5%)
  • Demonstrate your experience in helping a customer choose which ETL or ELT tools are a good fit for their organisation based on the customer's requirements and technology stack (5%)
  • Demonstrate experience of working with Cloud-based solutions. (5%)
  • Demonstrate experience of knowledge transfer from project teams to Support/BAU (5%)
  • All contracted project resources must be SC cleared (5%)
  • Demonstrate experience of working in an Agile environment for project delivery (5%)
Nice-to-have skills and experience
Demonstrate experience of working with both Batch and Stream processing (5%)

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Demonstrate your ability to deliver in an open, collaborate, agile way (5%)
  • Demonstrate your ability to deliver outcomes, applying an agile methodology, in non-agile environments and successfully bridging the two worlds (5%)
  • Give an example of how you will help the department tackle one of the following areas: Covid-19 Recovery, Tackling economic inequality, Fighting climate change, Equal opportunity or Wellbeing (10%)
Additional assessment methods
  • Reference
  • Interview
  • Presentation
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

1. Would the department consider sponsoring a consultant for SC clearance, if they have previously been SC cleared?
No, all consultants must hold Security Clearance
2. Is there a current incumbent?
No current supplier but we do have a current tool (Cognos Data Manager) which we want to replace as it is out of support
3. No current supplier but we do have a current tool (Cognos Data Manager) which we want to replace as it is out of support
There is no target day rate, we are looking for contract total of £250,000
4. Please can you detail the maximum day rate for this Specialist?
There is no maximum target day rate
5. ETL procedures migrate data from database to database, by-passing all referential integrity checks in the front end and business layers of your target system.

Would you consider using Robotic Process automation techniques to extract and load the most important data through the front end of your source & target systems?
RPA is something we will consider if it meets the business requirements.
6. The “Specialist Role” for this is listed as Product Manager. This is a very different role to that of an ETL Specialist. Could this be clarified?
A product manager is to lead the delivery and continuous improvement of one or more digital products or platforms. This project requires the delivery of a digital product, ETL tool, therefore this specialist role was deemed to be the most suitable.
7. The notice suggests UKEF is looking for a ‘maximum day rate’. Does this mean you are looking for a single specialist to deliver the work, or a team of specialists?
This is dependant on the organisation itself and if they have a number of skilled individuals to come onboard or a single specialist then it will be for them to decide and propose.
8. Could you share the underlining tech stack please?
Yes, SQL server, DB2, Oracle and ETL tool
9. What is the budget for this contract?
10. Please can you confirm the IR35 Off Payroll Working status of this Specialist opportunity?
The project are looking to bring onboard an organisation/consultancy to do this work therefore it falls outside of IR35 legislation.