Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

Software Build and Release (configuration and tooling): PS-16-241

Incomplete applications

0
Incomplete applications

Completed applications

11
Completed applications
9 SME, 2 large
Important dates
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Published Monday 28 November 2016
Deadline for asking questions Monday 5 December 2016 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications Monday 12 December 2016 at 11:59pm GMT

Overview

Overview
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Summary of the work • Establish and manage a complete, coherent and verified software baseline

• Facilitate the recoverability of the baseline and the repeatability of code compiling and build deployments

• Implement policies in the Software Configuration Management (SCM) tooling

• Provide user access management, support and maintenance for the SCM tooling
Latest start date 16/01/2017
Expected contract length 24 months
Location Wales
Organisation the work is for Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency
Budget range £600 per day (net) plus T&S

About the work

About the work
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Why the work is being done In line with government policy, the Agency has set out to transform its ICT estate to a digital, cloud hosted, open source, multi-supplier environment within a cloud-hosted environment to deliver a transformed ICT estate and reduce total cost of ownership.

This request is to support the DVLA pipeline of work providing Build and Release (Software Configuration and Tooling) resource as a service that will supplement the existing DVLA resources.
Problem to be solved In order to support the pipeline of work the level of in house expert knowledge needs to be supplemented in order to continue support the delivery of the pipeline and enablement of the in-house team.

The initial commitment is for 2 Build and Release (Software Configuration and Tooling) resources to be provided preferably by 3rd January but no later than the 16th January.

The contract will also be able to provision for a further 8 resources over the life of the contract to be provided as and when required.
Who the users are and what they need to do Multiple both internal and external customers.

The resources will be required to supplement the existing Build and Release (Software Configuration and Tooling) community staff.

Scope is the software configuration management and associated tooling appropriate to the supported DVLA business services.

Each call off will be supported by a predefined Statement of Work which will define individuals outcomes and success criteria.

Requirement to be able to sift CVs and conduct telephone interviews.
Early market engagement
Any work that’s already been done
Existing team A team of providing Build and Release (Software Configuration and Tooling) resources exist. This resource will bolster current skills on an as needed basis with an initial commitment for 2 resources to be provided preferably by 3rd January but no later than the 16th January 2017.

The contract will also be able to provision for a further 8 resources over the life of the contract to be provided as and when required.
Current phase Beta

Work setup

Work setup
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Address where the work will take place DVLA Morriston,
Swansea,
SA6 7JL
Working arrangements 5 days a week

To be available on rota basis to undertake out of hours activities and provide on call cover to support the service
Security clearance Must be valid SC Cleared and be able to evidence.

Additional information

Additional information
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Additional terms and conditions T&S charges only apply for staff that commute over a 75 mile journey in each direction. This is based on the distance that would be reasonable to expect a person to commute to the principal location(s). T&S is only applicable at the following maximum rates (excluding VAT): i. For T&S including travel but no overnight stay: Suppliers plain day rate plus £45.00. ii. For T&S including overnight stay: Suppliers plain day rate plus £90.00.

Suppliers will need to be available for telephone interviews between 28th-30th December.

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
  • Atlassian Stash (bitbucket)
  • Apache Maven
  • Jenkins
  • SonaQube
  • SonaType Nexus
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Rational Clearcase
  • Rational ClearQuest
  • SSL
  • Apache Proxy Server
  • Weblogic
  • ANT
  • Perl

How suppliers will be evaluated

How suppliers will be evaluated
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How many suppliers to evaluate 10
Proposal criteria
  • Approach and methodology
  • How the approach or solution meets user needs
  • How the approach or solution meets your organisation’s policy or goal
Cultural fit criteria
  • Ability to encourage efficient communication and continuous improvement
  • Supporting enablement of in-house development capabilities, engaging with staff and creating an environment of knowledge sharing
Payment approach Capped time and materials
Assessment methods Written proposal
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence

70%

Cultural fit

10%

Price

20%

Questions asked by suppliers

Questions asked by suppliers
Supplier question Buyer answer
1. Telephone Interviews Please note telephone interviews will take place between 28th December 2016 - 6th January.