Awarded to People Source Consulting Ltd

Start date: Monday 19 July 2021
Value: £96,330
Company size: SME
Disclosure Scotland

Dev Ops Engineer – Contract 1

18 Incomplete applications

17 SME, 1 large

18 Completed applications

18 SME, 0 large

Important dates

Tuesday 18 May 2021
Deadline for asking questions
Tuesday 25 May 2021 at 11:59pm GMT
Closing date for applications
Tuesday 1 June 2021 at 11:59pm GMT


Specialist role
Off-payroll (IR35) determination
Summary of the work
Disclosure Scotland provides criminal record checking services to individuals and organisations to support safer recruitment and protect vulnerable groups. We are currently undergoing a digital transformation . This is a rare opportunity to help transform the way we provides this critical public service.
Latest start date
Monday 28 June 2021
Expected contract length
Contract will be let in 6 month increments, up to 23 months.
Organisation the work is for
Disclosure Scotland
Maximum day rate

About the work

Early market engagement
Who the specialist will work with
The existing team is comprised of contract and Civil Service resources. The specialist will be expected to be embedded into the Digital team as well as working with the other members of the business.
What the specialist will work on
•Implement high-level technical requirements in a reliable, scalable and performant way
•provide coaching and mentoring to more junior colleagues
•ensure due technical consideration is given to make processes repeatable, scalable and secure
•have deep technical knowledge and experience in DevOps environments, providing support to delivery teams and solving complex problems
•Attend all associated Agile ceremonies and make use of collaborative tooling (Slack, Confluence, Jira)
•Be proactive on identifying improvements.
•Be transparent and collaborative when making decisions
•Be able to work with clients with low technical expertise

Some out of hours working may be required during release schedules and hotfixes.

Work setup

Address where the work will take place
Work remotely for now, when office opens, work will be at the below address.

1 Pacific Quay
G51 1DZ
Working arrangements
• The specialist will be working remotely to start. Once the Scottish Government confirms the return to office based working, it is expected we will return to the office on a part time basis/as required.
• The specialist will be expected to attend meetings using MS Teams. No face to face meetings can occur at present.
• Make use of collaborative tooling (Slack, MS Teams, Miro, Confluence and Jira).
• The specialist will be pro-active
Security clearance
Must have BPSS clearance to begin work.

Must be willing to go through SC clearance.

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
  • 3+ years in a practical DevOps role
  • Expert level Kubernetes infrastructure build and operate experience
  • Demonstrable experience building secure solutions on Kubernetes at scale, ideally using AWS EKS
  • Experience with Istio service mesh
  • Experience building secure solutions using Hashicorp tooling: Terraform and Vault
  • Able to demonstrate ability to containerise services using best practices
  • Can demonstrate practical experience with RedHat/CentOS/Amazon Linux
  • Can demonstrate practical experience with containers and container orchestration
  • Experience of managing infrastructure as code, catering for multiple environment differences
  • Demonstrable experience of using VCS (Version Control System) in team environments (eg, git, GitHub, BitBucket)
  • Demonstrable experience delivering CI/CD pipelines
  • Able to demonstrate mentoring colleagues in automation, security, and reliability, within a DevOps context
  • Demonstrable experience of identifying manual processes suitable for automation
  • Can demonstrate a firm grasp of DevOps and Agile methodologies
Nice-to-have skills and experience
  • Demonstrable experience of Terragrunt
  • Worked in a GitOps driven environment
  • Able to demonstrate they have worked in regulated environments (eg, finance, government)

How suppliers will be evaluated

All suppliers will be asked to provide a work history.

How many specialists to evaluate
Cultural fit criteria
  • Be transparent and collaborative whilst working
  • 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
  • Be comfortable with working with clients with both high and low technical expertise
Additional assessment methods
Evaluation weighting

Technical competence


Cultural fit




Questions asked by suppliers

3 posts are available titled:
Dev Ops Engineer – Contract 1
Dev Ops Engineer – Contract 2
Dev Ops Engineer – Contract 3

You can submit one candidate on each advert. You can submit a different candidate for each advert or the same candidate for each advert. However If you submit the same candidate on more than one advert and are the top ranked evaluation proposal on more than one contract, then you can only be awarded one contract for that candidate and the next ranked supplier will be offered the contract for the remaining contracts still to be filled.
2. How suppliers will be evaluated - How many specialists to evaluate quantity update
5 specialist will be evaluated, not 15
3. CV
If you wish to send a CV to support your applications, please send it to

(This is optional)
4. IR35 Status
Outside IR35
5. How often might a contractor need to attend the office post COVID?
This has not been fully decided as yet, however is expected to be on a as needed basis/flexible, likely maximum 2 days a week.
6. Will the typical location be Glasgow post COVID?
Yes, 1 Pacific Quay, Glasgow is the Disclosure Scotland office.
7. Is the tile outside ir35?
Yes, outside IR35
8. Is the role outside ir35?
Yes, outside IR35
9. Is the role outside ir35?
We have not set a rate, we are looking to to see what the market provides.
10. What is the maximum day rate?
We have not set a rate, we are looking to to see what the market provides.
11. Is there an incumbent supplier?
We have a team of Dev Ops Engineers. The 3 contracts advertised are to join that team, not replacing a incumbent.
12. Looking at historic contract awards, these positions seem similar, Are there incumbents in any of the positions and is there an expectation that they may respond?
There are no incumbents. These are additional Dev Ops resources required to join the existing team.
13. • Is there an incumbent candidate in place supplying these services?
• Can you provide an indication of budget for each position please?
No incumbent, these are extra resources to join the existing team.

We have not set a rate, we are looking to to see what the market provides.